The non-executive board of the Arts Council
We have a duty to be fair, honest and open about the way we’re run, how much we spend and how we treat people.
We have regular independent reviews to make sure we’re doing the right thing and let us know where we could improve.
On these pages, you can find out more about how the Arts Council is run, on a national or a local scale. The links below lead to more information about our decision-making bodies: National Council (and its standing committees), Executive Board, and Area Councils.
You can also view our Council Members’ Registers of Interests, minutes of National and Area Council meetings, and how much members of National Council and Executive Board have claimed in expenses.
Our Royal Charter
The Royal Charter is the governing document that incorporates the Arts Council as a legal entity. The Charter has been updated over time to reflect organisational changes and sets out the charitable objects and powers for which we exist.
Our five area councils: North, Midlands, London, South East and South West
Meet our Executive Board
We procure goods, services and works by issuing competitive tenders
Our annual reports and accounts, setting out how we're fulfilling our mission of ‘Great art and culture for everyone’
The Freedom of Information Act informs our approach to publication of data and information, and otherwise providing access to information we hold
We break down spending into detail so you can see where your money goes, how we’re paid and what expenses we claim
We’ve got great people working for us. Find out how you can join our team
To give you full insight into our aim to be fair across the regions, we publish information by area to show what we’re doing where.