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
Artist creates new worlds inspired by Nottinghamshire history10/08/2020 13:20:00
Throughout lockdown, one artist has been creating a series of work depicting an imaginary world, inspired by Nottinghamshire’s history and literature.
Launch of Emergency Grassroots Music Venues Fund27/07/2020 11:33:00
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) recently (25 July 2020) announced a new fund to support grassroots live music venues at imminent risk of insolvency.
National Lottery Project Grants – What’s new?20/07/2020 10:20:00
National Lottery Project Grants is back! This is our fund open to all individual artists, community and cultural organisations to support arts, museums and libraries projects. And it’s all made possible thanks to funding from National Lottery players.
Painting the town in lockdown17/07/2020 13:38:00
Keeping people connected throughout the lockdown and social distancing restrictions has been challenging for us all – but virtual creative activities have been linking people up across Staffordshire this summer.
Outstanding Roman figures of Celtic Hounds at risk of export06/07/2020 15:12:00
Culture Minister Caroline Dinenage has stopped the export of two Roman figures of Celtic Hounds.
Coventry City of Culture moves to May 202106/07/2020 09:10:00
Coventry City of Culture 2021 will run from May 2021 to May 2022 and promises to be a year of arts and culture like no other.
Arts Council reopens National Lottery Project Grants after Covid-19 suspension03/07/2020 13:25:00
The Arts Council has announced that its rolling funding programme National Lottery Project Grants (NLPG), which supports a broad range of creative and cultural projects benefiting the public, will reopen on 22 July 2020 with a budget of £59.8 million available until April 2021.
Thousands across the Midlands benefit from Arts Council’s Emergency fund19/06/2020 13:20:00
More than £7.9 million has been shared among 1,099 artists, creative practitioners, cultural organisations, museums, and libraries across the Midlands, through Arts Council’s emergency response fund.