Arts Council of Wales | The Arts in Wales

The Arts in Wales

Arts Council of Wales' vision is for a creative Wales where the arts are central to the life of the nation.


Supporting the creation of the best in great art

We support the creation of high quality arts.

We want to see a country of strong, durable, successful and innovative artists and arts organisations across all artforms who are creating, presenting and promoting high quality arts activities.

Our responsibilities also include the running of Wales Arts International and Wales’ presence at the Venice Biennale of Art.


Encouraging more people to enjoy and take part in the arts

We want more people to enjoy and take part in the arts.

Our staff ensure that our policies are consistent with, and support, the delivery of Welsh Government objectives.

Read more about our Engagement and Participation objectives here.


Growing the arts economy

We lead and coordinate the development of policies designed to grow and expand the arts economy in Wales.

This includes the digital and creative economy, Arts Broadcasting Partnerships and the delivery of Collectorplan.

Read more about our Enterprise and Regeneration objectives here.

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