Each year the Arts Council publishes its annual report and accounts, setting out how we are fulfilling our mission of great art for everyone. On 18 July 2013, we published our Annual Review 2012/13.

Click on the infographics below to see key statistics and highlights demonstrating the Arts Council’s investment in arts and culture over this financial year. Infographics will open in a new window. You may need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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The last year was unique for the Arts Council in many ways, including:

  • summer 2012 saw the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad with the London 2012 Festival and other landmark projects taking place across the country – engaging millions of people with fresh and exciting arts and cultural activity and creating more than 5,000 new works of art involving some 40,000 artists

  • we restructured our organisation to reduce our administrative costs by 50 per cent as applied to our Grant in aid for the arts by March 2015

Download our Annual Review

To download a copy of our Annual Review, 2012/13, click here.

You can also browse our archive of previous Annual Reviews by clicking here.