Arts Council spending down by £150m

Arts Council spending down by £150m

2 Sep 2014 | Kirsty Weakley

Arts Council England’s spending was down from £792m in 2012/13 to £642m in 2013/14, according to accounts filed this week with the Charity Commission.


Arts Council spending down by £150m

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