Arts Council Wales makes submission to Public Sector enquiry

10 September 2004, United Kingdom

The Arts Council of Wales has submitted its response to the Assembly Government’s enquiry into Public Sector Reform, highlighting implications for the national arts sector. The Council’s report, Future Arrangements for Supporting the Arts in Wales, outlines the benefits of an independent Arts Council with a close but distinct relationship with government. Iestyn Davies, Head of Communications at the Arts Council of Wales, said: ‘The report outlines the benefit of independence to the arts sector as well as government and highlights the experiences of countries where arts policy and funding come directly from government.’ ‘It reaffirms the benefit of linking Grant in Aid with Lottery funding and considers ways of ensuring a clear synergy between Ministerial priorities and practical arts policy.’ To download the report from the Publications Section of The Arts Council of Wales’ website, CLICK HERE