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Arts Council of Wales

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Arts Council of Wales

Arts Council of Wales

Arts Council of Wales is the national body for promoting and developing the arts in Wales on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government.

The Welsh Government provides an annual grant to the Arts Council to give people in Wales opportunities both to experience and to take part in arts activities. The Arts Council decides how much funding an organization or individual will receive.

The Arts Council believes that a dynamic and creative arts sector will make Wales a better country, and that  the success of artists should be celebrated.

The Arts Council also distributes lottery money for the arts in Wales. The Department of Culture, Media and Sport, based in London, allocates these funds.

Each year the Welsh Government sends the Arts Council a remit letter. This confirms the amount of funding the Arts Council will receive and sets out the priorities which it should focus on during the year.

The latest remit letter is available on the right hand side of this page.

Further information

For further information on the work of the Arts Council of Wales, please visit their website.

Related Links

What the Arts Council of Wales is going to do in 2011-12.
Find out how Lottery funding is distributed in Wales.