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
Our emergency funding - Your top queries08/04/2020 16:33:00
We know you have a lot of questions about what our Emergency Response Package means for you - especially if you're thinking of applying for funding as an individual or an organisation.
Coronavirus update11/03/2020 13:20:00
ACE know that there is lots of discussion and concern about the potential effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
Creativity to empower girls and their grannies09/03/2020 15:38:00
Arts Council England has awarded £49,835 to The Gramophones Theatre Company to create an aerial theatre show and help girls connect with their grandmothers.
Share Sixteenth-century drug jar from Italy acquired by the British Museum through Cultural Gifts Scheme02/03/2020 08:05:00
The Arts Council has announced that an outstanding tin-glazed earthenware jar has been donated to the public through the Cultural Gifts Scheme. The albarello (Italian for drug jar) has been allocated to the British Museum in honour of Dr Dora Thornton, former Curator of Renaissance Europe and the Waddesdon Bequest.
VR to help us experience what ageing might feel like21/02/2020 16:10:00
Birmingham’s Ikon Gallery is helping people better understand the ageing process through the immersive power of Virtual Reality (VR)
How to ask for support20/02/2020 15:20:00
Following their evaluation of the Arts Council's Catalyst: Evolve programme, designed to help arts organisations become more effective fundraisers, Rossella Traverso and Richard Naylor from BOP Consulting share their lessons on how to make an effective ask for charitable support.
Looking through the eyes of survivors05/02/2020 13:20:00
A national touring exhibition is using creative technology to give people an insight into the Holocaust through real life pictures and letters from the day.
Second cohort of Accelerator Programme launched to advance the cultural sector’s environmental practice24/01/2020 13:10:00
Yesterday, Thursday 23 January, Arts Council England and Julie’s Bicycle announce the second cohort for their Accelerator Programme, a strand of work launched in 2018 to foster enterprise, innovation, future thinking and creative perspectives on climate and the environment.