The Arts Council funds the arts in England for four years without coherent art form policies

The Arts Council has recently published funding for the four year national portfolio organisations. The Arts Council’s method of funding the arts in England is fatally flawed. The problem is that the funding decisions are not informed by a coherent art form policy that would hold the Arts Council to account.‎ Further more the Arts Council has yet to publish an impact analysis of the organisations it funded in the last round. The pathetic increase in funding of 4.6% to organisations outside of London clearly demonstrates the woebegone, lackluster, line of least resistance approach by the Arts Council of England to funding the arts with out a policy for art forms.