We have five area councils in line with the new organisation structure of the Arts Council: North, Midlands, London, South East and South West.
The Arts Council Areas are responsible for:
- agreement of area strategies, plans and priorities for action within the framework of national policies and priorities
- approval of three year area investment plans
- agreement of all National portfolio organisation investment and disinvestment decisions less than £800,000
Meet the members of our five Area councils:
Area council Chairs
As discussed in the Arts Council's response to the Norgrove review, five Area councils will replace the nine regional councils from July 2013. As part of this transition, the new Area council Chairs have been appointed:
- Veronica Wadley - London
- Sheila Healy - South West
- Jon Cook - South East
- Peter Phillips - Midlands
- Joe Docherty - North
Independent review of Arts Council governance
In May 2012 the Arts Council commissioned David Norgrove to carry out a review of our non-executive governance structure: our national and regional councils. You can read the report and find out more about the changes that have been implemented, including those that affect the regional structure of the organisation on the publication page.