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
Working together to protect museums and collections at risk30/07/2021 16:20:00
Please note, on Tuesday 27 July 2021, the Arts Council and 16 museum funders and sector bodies published an updated joint statement on heritage, museums and collections at risk.
New partnership brings outdoor art and culture to England’s waterways27/07/2021 16:20:00
Arts Council England and the Canal & River Trust have embarked on a revitalised partnership to bring engaging artworks to England’s waterways, with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by our Chief Executive, Darren Henley OBE, and the Canal & River Trust’s Chief Executive, Richard Parry.
New immersive creative hub throws open doors for the first time in Plymouth16/07/2021 16:20:00
Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of the Arts Council yesterday cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the Market Hall in Devonport, Plymouth – a new creative space that will open to the public this weekend, and puts the south west even more firmly on the global map as a leader in immersive creative technology.
A Mughal dagger and scabbard worth over £1 million at risk of leaving UK12/07/2021 09:07:00
A temporary export bar has been placed on a Mughal Dagger and Scabbard worth over £1 million
Poet up for double award thanks to Midlands publishers28/06/2021 16:20:00
A Rugby-based poetry publisher supported by Arts Council England has announced one of their young writers has been nominated for an array of awards.
Midlands Area Council member appointed to international role21/06/2021 16:20:00
Midlands Area Council member Ayub Khan has been elected as one of just five people internationally to sit on the Governing Board of The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
Coventry gets moving21/06/2021 13:20:00
A collection of Lady Godivas, historical vehicles and some familiar faces brought Coventry to life as it became the city that moves.
Arts and Creativity transform prisoners’ wellbeing14/06/2021 10:20:00
Led by Soft Touch in Leicester, and supported with £97,505 of National Lottery Project Grants funding, ‘Unlocked’ used arts, creativity and the CHIME (Connectiveness, Hope, Identity, Meaningfulness, Empowerment) model of recovery to enhance the wellbeing of those in prison and serving a community sentence.
Discover England's Creative Coast07/06/2021 09:15:00
Looking for a socially distanced day out this summer? England’s Creative Coast combines exciting new artworks with a chance to enjoy the beautiful coastlines of Essex, Kent and East Sussex. This coastline has inspired artists including JMW Turner for hundreds of years.