The Arts Council is committed to operating to the highest standards of corporate governance and has adopted a corporate governance regime in accordance with best practice. To this end the Council has put in place this Code of Governance Framework which consists of a suite of governance documents setting out the policies, procedures and responsibilities which guide how the Council conducts its business.
Download Code of Governance Framework (PDF, 0.38 MB)
To support its funded organisations, the Arts Council provides the following:
Updated Arts Council publication for board members
Download A Practical Guide for Board Members of Arts Organisations (PDF, 398 KB);
The Companies Act 2014 - Constitution Template
Download The Companies Act 2014 - Constitution Template (PDF, 0.32 MB)
Arts Council's governance transparency code
Find out about the special conditions for revenue funded organisations and how to comply with the Arts Council's governance transparency code.
Compliance and Governance conference (29 June 2015)
Presentations and audio recordings from the day are now available to download from the conference page.
Arts Council Staff HR policies
In compliance with legislation and promoting a positive and safe work environment, the Arts Council outlines individual staff obligations and standards of expected behaviour in its HR Policies.
As a public agency and in pursuit of open and transparent decision making, the Arts Council publishes the minutes of its plenary minutes following each meeting.
View all Council Minutes in Publications.