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Arts Council Funding Cut by 29%

Cuts to Arts Council funding will have 'a significant impact on the cultural life of this country' says Alan Davey, Arts Council Chief Executive.

Posted: 10/03/2022

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport today outlined Arts Council England’s funding settlement for the next four years.

The 29.6% cut will see ACE’s current government grant of £449m drop to £349m by 2014.

National museums will take a cut of 15% and will remain free to enter.

The Arts Council is also being asked to make a 50% cut in its administrative costs.

In addition, funding will end for Creative Partnerships  and funding will be cut for the British Film Institute by 15%.

The full breakdown is:

  • 2011/12  – £387.7M
  • 2012/13  – £359.2M
  • 2013/14  – £351.6M
  • 2014/15  – £349.4M

The Arts Council will be announcing how they will implement the cuts after a meeting of their National Council on 25 October 2010.

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