Arts Council of Wales | About Us

About Us

Arts Council of Wales is responsible for funding and developing the arts in Wales.

We believe that the Arts matter

Who we are and what we do

We believe the arts are central to the life and wellbeing of the nation. We turn this mission into actions by funding and developing the arts in Wales. Read more about what we do here.

Arts Council of Wales is an independent charity, established by Royal Charter in 1994. Its members are appointed by the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure.

Our principal sponsor is the Welsh Government. We also distribute funding from the National Lottery and raise additional money where we can from a variety of public and private sector sources.

Working together with the Welsh Government, we are able to show how the arts are helping to meet the Government’s policy ambitions.

Our staff members are based in Colwyn Bay, Carmarthen and Cardiff Bay.

Supporting the Arts

How we support the Arts in Wales

Read about Arts Portfolio Wales, Creative Learning and more...

Funding Directory | Photo: Gemma Correll: Assembly: Art in the Bar, Chapter 2010

What we've funded

See our funding in figures and by date

Well-being of Future Generations

Well-being of Future Generations

How the arts support the ambitions of the Act

Publications link


Browse all our publications by category or date

Registered Charity Number 1034245