Yesterday CVAN was invited to a Stakeholders meeting at Arts Council England’s national office to hear Chair Sir Peter Bazalgette and Chief Executive Alan Davey outline their National Portfolio Organisation investment plans for 2015 - 2018.
Naturally, CVAN’s focus was the investment made into the visual arts as a whole for this forthcoming period, which is down by 2.6%. We were informed that these figures don’t accurately reflect the fact that around 10 visual arts organisations previously in the portfolio have now been recategorised under Combined arts, therefore skewing slightly that percentage.
For further details on the investment plans Click here http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/news/arts-council-news/announcing-our-investment-plans-2015-2018/
We offer congratulations to those that applied and received NPO funding and commiserations to those that didn’t secure investment.
We plan to continue working with both NPO and non-NPO organisations and individuals to strengthen the visual arts sector and will use this investment to consider where we are best placed to add value.
A meeting between CVAN's national Chair's group and representatives from Arts Council England has been scheduled for this Friday to discuss the settlement and how it impacts the visual arts and then our position.