Arts Council of Wales | About Us

About Us

Arts Council of Wales is responsible for funding and developing 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.

We are the country’s funding and development organisation for the arts.

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.


Our Future

Our vision is of a creative Wales where the arts are central to the life and wellbeing of the nation.

Read our current Plan to learn more about us and our commitment to the arts.


Contact Us

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Central Office

Arts Council of Wales
Bute Place
Cardiff
CF10 5AL

Tel: 0845 8734 900
Fax: 029 2044 1400
SMS: 07797800504 (SMS charged at caller’s standard network rate only)

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Regional Offices

To contact our regional offices and specific teams in the Arts Council of Wales, search our staff directory.


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