Arts and culture funding outside London to increase

Arts Council England has announced that funding for arts and culture outside of the capital will be increased by four per cent by 2022.

New budget plans by the organisation has shown that an extra £37 million will be used to support the integration of museums and libraries and will help develop smaller and more diverse organisation.

Arts Council England has put forward a budget of £622 million annually across three main funding streams, including the National Portfolio, Grants for Arts and Culture, and strategic funds.

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.”