Arts Council England
We are an accredited Living Wage Employer
This means that every member of staff working here at the Arts Council is paid over the Living Wage rate.
Nearly 6,000 UK organisations, including us, voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage. We’ve also asked our suppliers to commit to a longer-term plan to pay the living wage for our third-party staff, such as our cleaners.
Theatre Royal Stratford East – The Village – Photo: Johan Persson
Ian Matthews, Human Resources Director, recently said:
"I'm proud to say the Arts Council is a living wage employer, because we believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay."
The real Living Wage is higher than the government’s minimum, or National Living Wage, and is an independently calculated hourly rate that is based on the actual cost of living. It is calculated each year and is announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week.
It is currently £9.30 in the UK, with a higher rate of £10.75 for London, reflecting the higher costs of living in the capital.
Latest News from
Arts Council England
Over £261 million to support arts and culture06/04/2021 16:20:00
More than 2000 arts organisations are benefitting from a share of £261 million as part of round two of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.
Supporting Summer Schools26/03/2021 08:20:00
This year we’ve seen first-hand the positive impact arts and creativity has had on children and young people’s lives.
Digital Future Art and Culture showcase at SXSW online09/03/2021 15:38:00
As the internationally renowned South by Southwest festival goes online for 2021, the Arts Council and producer British Underground will present a programme of world class digital performances, exhibits and panel discussions exploring the relationship between art and technology as part of the ongoing Future Art and Culture programme.
Nottingham museum encourages mindful moments12/02/2021 15:38:00
The National Justice Museum (NJM) in Nottingham is sharing moments of hope, connection and constraint through letters documenting the first Covid-19 lockdown in 2020.
The Great Big Art Exhibition10/02/2021 13:20:00
Recently Firstsite launched The Great Big Art Exhibition, a fantastic new nationwide project designed to get the whole country making and exhibiting art.
Express Yourself: get creative this Children’s Mental Health Week08/02/2021 16:20:00
As we wrestle with a winter national lockdown, and with many children missing their school and friends, it’s more vital than ever we focus on young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Hazel Edwards appointed South East Area Director16/12/2020 16:20:00
Arts Council England are very pleased to welcome Hazel Edwards to the Arts Council. Hazel will be our new South East Area Director from March 2021.
Birmingham gallery welcomes world premiere inspired by pandemic15/12/2020 15:48:00
Birmingham’s Ikon is set to host the world premiere of year zero (2020), a new audio-visual artwork by British artist Haroon Mirza and supported through Art Fund.