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
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.
Culture Recovery Fund: More support for arts and culture14/12/2020 13:20:00
£58.8 million of capital investment was recently (11 December 2020) announced, supporting arts and heritage organisations across the country.
Creative commissions for disabled artists launched with BBC Arts10/11/2020 10:20:00
Marking the 25th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act, we're partnering with the UK’s other arts councils to invest in ten new works by disabled artists as part of BBC Arts’ Culture in Quarantine initiative.
Culture Recovery Fund: Lifeline for culture organisations across the country09/11/2020 12:43:00
Over £18 million in funding will go to eight arts and cultural organisations around the country in the second round of Culture Recovery Fund grants between £1 million and £3 million we're awarding on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
Bringing the best of England’s performing arts to the Edinburgh Fringe30/10/2020 16:20:00
ACE have announced funding for a consortium of cultural organisations to produce a showcase highlighting the best of England’s performing arts as part of the 2021 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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.