Future Arts Centres joins Arts Council England’s National Portfolio

Future Arts Centres is delighted to join Arts Council England’s National Portfolio 2023-26 as an Investment Principles Support Organisation

Level Centre (Credit: Andrew Williams)

Over the next three years we will be working with members to drive, share and embed best practice around inclusivity and relevance, ambition and excellence and dynamism.

We will be focussing on how these principles inform the following areas of work:

  • Working with communities
  • Commissioning processes
  • Working with artists and freelancers
  • Developing leadership
  • Staff and board development
  • Cross sector partnerships
  • Evaluation and evidence-gathering

We will be spending the next five months preparing our delivery model as well as working with members to develop the detailed programme.

As well as this investment in FAC as a support organisation, we were delighted to see 58 arts centres within the portfolio, up from 51 with a 16% overall cash increase to £19.6 million per year. It is a clear sign arts centres are more highly valued than ever for their contribution to the country’s culture and communities.

Gavin Barlow & Annabel Turpin, Co-leads