Every day, people across Wales are creating, enjoying and taking part in the arts. We help to support and grow this activity. We do this by using the public funds that we receive from the Welsh  Government and by distributing the money that comes to us from the National Lottery. By managing and investing these funds in creative activity, the Arts Council of Wales contributes to people’s quality of life and to the cultural, social and economic wellbeing of Wales.

Every year, we receive a Remit Letter from our main funder, the Welsh Government.

The Remit Letter sets out what the Welsh Government expects from us in return for the public funding that we receive.  It identifies the Government’s priorities and the areas of work that we’re encouraged to focus on. This provides the basis for our Corporate and Operational Plans.

Corporate and Operational plans

Each year we’ll publish our Operational Plans, explaining what we’ve done in the previous year and looking ahead to what we’ll be doing in the year ahead.

Our Corporate Plan takes the longer view, with the latest version looking at the period 2018 to 2023.  It was published in September 2018. It explains what’s important to us, and outlines the types of activity that we’re trying to encourage. You’ll find a strong emphasis on creating an environment in Wales that helps creative people to thrive. But you’ll also an equal commitment to widening audiences, ensuring that the widest possible cross-section of people in Wales benefit from the arts.