Prelude to the Arts Council
The Committee for Encouragement of Music and the Arts (CEMA) was set up by Royal Charter in 1940. In 1941 economist John Maynard Keynes became Chair of CEMA, and by 1945, 46 arts organisations were supported by the committee.
John Maynard Keynes. Photo © Ramsay & Muspratt. From Arts Council Annual Review 1945-56