Non-public funding of the arts





The Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee held an inquiry into non-public arts funding to investigate the success of the arts sector in Wales at increasing its non-public funding, the distribution of non-public arts funding in Wales and international models of best-practice that Wales could look to emulate in this regard.


Between July and August 2017 the Committee asked for written responses to the following questions:


·      The effectiveness of efforts to increase non-public funding of the arts in Wales by bodies including the Arts Council, local authorities and artists and arts organisations themselves. This funding would include:


o  earned income;

o  philanthropy;

o  investment.


·      The level of non-public funding distributed in Wales and how this compares to the rest of the UK.


·      International examples of innovative approaches to raising non-public funding of the arts.


The Committee also engaged with people in the sector between October and December 2017.




The Committee published a report of their findings in March 2018 (PDF; 668 KB)


Response to the report


In May 2018 the Welsh Government responded to the report (PDF; 253 KB)



Business type: Committee Inquiry

Status: Complete

First published: 27/07/2017