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
Culture Recovery Fund: Further investment of £75 million26/10/2020 16:20:00
A further £75 million of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund is being awarded across all corners of the country. The investment will go to 35 of the country’s leading cultural organisations and venues.
Culture Recovery Fund: more organisations receive vital support19/10/2020 16:20:00
588 cultural organisations across England are to benefit from a share of more than £76 million, building on the funding awarded from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund last Monday.
The Way I See It: The pandemic through the eyes of children and young people19/10/2020 13:20:00
ACE have worked with Google Arts & Culture to present The Way I See It, a new online exhibition created by children and young people during lockdown.
Developing your Creative Practice: What’s new 2020-2115/10/2020 13:20:00
Developing your Creative Practice (DYCP) is back and now open for new applications as of today (Thursday 15 October).
£257 million to support arts and culture13/10/2020 14:48:00
1385 arts organisations are benefitting from a share of £257 million as part of a vital financial boost from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.
Transporting people to creativity in Boston and South Holland05/10/2020 16:20:00
Transported has been providing creative escapism to help isolated people’s physical and mental wellbeing across Lincolnshire.
Storytelling around the world with Journeys Festival International30/09/2020 13:48:00
Journeys Festival International (JFI) which explores the refugee experience through creativity, usually takes place in Leicester, Manchester and Portsmouth – but for 2020 will be entirely online.
A virtual Atlantic voyage with Metro Boulot Dodo22/09/2020 16:20:00
Leicester-based Metro Boulot Dodo (MBD) have released their latest VR project to mark the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage.