The Arts Council of Wales is an independent charity, established by Royal Charter in 1994. The funding (money) we distribute comes from both the Welsh Government and The National Lottery. Most of our funding goes to artists and arts organisations carrying out programmes of work across Wales.
Sometimes we also run our own projects, especially where these explore new areas of arts activity, or help us to persuade other organisations to take an interest in the arts.
As a public body, it’s very important that everything we do is open and accessible to all, and that the way we’re structured is also transparent. By clicking the links in the sidemenu on the left, you can read more about our council, the committees that advise the council on specific issues, and the staff that embody the Arts Council of Wales mantra: making the arts central to the life and wellbeing of the nation.