Income of publicly funded arts and culture organizations in England 2018, by type

This statistic shows the income generated by arts and cultural organizations regularly funded by Arts Council England in the 2017/18 financial year, split by income type. During this period, funded arts organizations generated approximately 943.3 million British pounds in earned income through their own artistic, educational and supplementary activities. This was in addition to over 401 million in Arts Council England subsidies, plus other forms of income.

Arts Council England is the national development agency providing government and lottery funding for the arts in England.

Annual income of Arts Council funded organizations in England in 2017/18, by type

Income in thousand GBP
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Release date

October 2018


United Kingdom (England)

Survey time period

May 2018 to June 2018

Number of respondents


Special properties

Arts organisations and museums in receipt of regular funding from Arts Council England

Supplementary notes

* Results are based on an analysis of responses from 657 arts organizations and museums in receipt of regular funding from Arts Council England in 2017/18.

Definitions according to the source are as follows:
Earned income: All income generated by the organizations own artistic, educational and supplementary activity, including trading income and bank interest.
Arts Council England subsidy includes both government and lottery funding.
Contributed income: Includes sponsorships from business organizations, income from corporate membership schemes, trusts or foundations and the general public (where no benefit is received in return).
Local authority subsidy: All subsidies received from local authorities including revenue and project funding (not capital projects).
Other public subsidy: All other public sources including grants from universities, research bodies and other arts funding bodies, development corporation funding and revenue direct from central and/or European governments (not capital projects).

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