Arts Council England

A government-funded body, Arts Council England promotes literary, visual and performing arts in England.

It was formed in 1994 when the Arts Council of Great Britain was replaced by national councils for England, Wales and Scotland.


Giotto

Art dealer in court over export of Giotto painting

29 June 2018

A London art dealer is in a high court battle with the Arts Council over the export of a Giotto di Bondone painting valued at £10m.

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2016-17 museum donations rise in boost for inheritance tax scheme

15 January 2018

Donations to museums via inheritance tax schemes grew 22% in the past year, according to the latest Arts Council annual report.

William Hogarth’s ‘The Christening’

Export block for William Hogarth’s first painted satirical scene

16 November 2016

The government is hoping to find a UK-based buyer to pay £1.2m for an 18th century William Hogarth painting to prevent it from leaving the country.

Michael Mazarind tapestry

Export block for 300-year-old London tapestry

24 October 2016

The government is hoping to find a UK-based buyer to pay £67,500 for a 300-year-old tapestry to prevent it from leaving the country.

Own Art leads to £10.5m of sales in first five years

08 May 2009

The Arts Council have reported that over £10.5m worth of arts and crafts sales have been generated by its Own Art programme since the scheme's April 2004 launch.

Arts Council extends loans to London Trade fears unfair interest-free advantage

02 November 2005

BY ALEX CAPON THE Arts Council is to extend its policy of offering interest-free loans to encourage Contemporary art sales by allowing London galleries to apply for the scheme.

Interest-free loans to tempt millions of would-be art collectors

15 December 2004

Arts Council England have launched Own Art, a new national interest-free loan scheme to encourage people to buy art.

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