Laura Sharman 05 October 2016

Arts and culture funding to be shifted away from the capital

Arts and culture funding to be shifted away from the capital image

Funding for arts and culture outside of London will be increased by 4% by 2022, Arts Council England has announced.

In its new budget plans, the organisation said the extra £37m increase would help support the integration of museums and libraries and would help develop smaller and more diverse organisation.

Darren Henley, chief executive of Arts Council England: ‘We’ve planned a budget that lets us reach more people in new ways. We’ll increase investment outside London without damaging the capital; fund more new, small and diverse organisations. And museums, libraries and arts organisations will apply to us on a more level playing field.’

Arts Council England has set a budget of £622m per year across three main funding streams: the National Portfolio, Grants for Arts and Culture, and strategic funds.

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