Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences to enrich people’s lives.

It supports a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art – reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

ACE is a non-departmental public body of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport dedicated to promoting the performing, visual and literary arts in England.

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Arts Council England message – May 2020
Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. By 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish, and where every one of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences.  Between 2018 and 2022, we will invest £1.45 billion of public money from government and an estimated £860 million from the National Lottery to help deliver this vision.

Following the Covid-19 crisis, the Arts Council has developed a £160 million emergency response package, with nearly 90% coming from the National Lottery, for organisations and individuals needing support. Find out more at