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

Read more about Why the Arts matter and Inspire... Our strategy for Creativity and the Arts in Wales

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.

Registered Charity Number 1034245