Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5



Objective 23

^ To increase attendance at formal education sessions by regularly funded organisations for the 4–19 age group by 2% year on year from 2,020,000 in 2004/05, to 2,060,000 in 2005/06; 2,100,000 in 2006/07 and 2,140,000 in 2007/08.


Target

2007/08

2,140,000










Actual:

2007/08

These figures form part Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 of a dataset classified as Official Statistics which are not yet in the public domain. In order to adhere to the Official Statistics code of practice we are unable to release figures for formal education Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 sessions prior to official release of the data.


^ To increase attendance at informal education sessions by regularly funded organisations for the 4–19 age group by 2% year on year from 530,000 in 2004/05, to Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 540,000 in 2005/06; 550,000 in 2006/07 and 570,000 in 2007/08.


Target

2007/08

570,000










Actual:

2007/08

These figures form part of a dataset classified as Official Statistics which are not yet in the public domain. In order to adhere to the Official Statistics code Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 of practice we are unable to release figures for informal education sessions prior to official release of the data. However, in 2006/07 we exceeded the target set for 2007/08 with 1,250,768 informal education sessions by Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 regularly funded organizations for the 4–19 age group.



3 Formal education sessions relate to education work connected to the school curriculum. Informal education sessions relate to education work outside the school curriculum Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5. Informal figures are based on sessions delivered by regularly funded organisations in receipt of more than £100,000 of regular funding from the Arts Council.

Objective 3

At least 55% of the portfolio of regularly funded organizations Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 to meet the criteria for ‘met strong’ or ‘met outstanding’ in terms of artistic quality as measured by the annual assessments.


70.1% of regularly funded organisations in our portfolio were assessed as ‘strong’ or ‘outstanding Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5’ during the 2007/08 annual assessment of regularly funded organisations.

^ Remuneration report (audited information) 1 April 2008–31 March 2009


The remuneration committee

The Council has appointed a remuneration committee advising on the remuneration of regional Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 chairs and for specific matters relating to the remuneration and performance of the Chief Executive and executive directors. The members of the committee during the year were Dame Liz Forgan, Alistair Spalding Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5, Rosemary Squire, Dorothy Wilson, and Anil Ruia. The committee operates within written terms of reference, and usually meets once during the year.


^ Council members’ remuneration

Our supplemental charter issued in March 2002 provides us with Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 the authority to remunerate our national Council members who are also regional chairs. Remuneration amounts are set by the Department for Culture, Media and Спорт (DCMS) and agreed by the Charity Commission.


We paid Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 the nine members of Council who are also chairs of regional councils remuneration of £6,400 each during 2008/09 (2007/08: £6,338). With the appointment of a new Chair, Dame Liz Forgan in February 2009, the Chair Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5’s remuneration was agreed at £40,000 per annum, with £6,667 being paid in 2008/09.


^ Executive directors’ remuneration

The remuneration system for executive directors was established in 2003/4. There are two pay bands and jobs are allocated to a Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 band depending on the scale of responsibilities for the role.


Salary progression through the bands is dependent on individuals’ performance and non consolidated, one-off bonuses are also awarded to the highest Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 performing executive directors each year, from a pot calculated at around 1.5% of the overall salary budget for this group of employees.


The Chief Executive makes proposals on salary progression and Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 bonus awards for executive directors to the remuneration committee for approval. The Chair makes similar recommendations for the Chief Executive to the committee for approval. Executive directors share the same employment rights as all permanent Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 staff of the Arts Council, including procedures for contract termination and redundancy pay. In common with all senior graded staff there is a three month notice period.


The remuneration of Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 our executive directors for the year ended 31 March 2009 was:





Nick Capaldi left the organisation in September 2008, with Chris Humphrey taking up the role of Interim Executive Director, South West. Michael Eakin left the organisation Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 in October 2008, with Aileen McEvoy taking up the role of Interim Executive Director, North West. Anupam Ganguli joined the organization in September 2008 to take on the role of Executive Director, Resources which Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 Elizabeth Bushell had been covering in the interim. Andrew Nairne joined the organisation in September 2008 to take on the role of Executive Director, Arts Strategy.


* Part year figures

** Arts Council England Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5’s remuneration committee agreed that executive directors and the Chief Executive would forgo individual performance bonuses for 2008/09 in the light of the current economic circumstances. In taking this decision, the remuneration committee Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 acknowledged the high level of performance from the Chief Executive and the Executive Board in delivering the Arts Council’s mission, efficiency savings and organisational transformation.


^ Remuneration report (audited information) 1 April 2008–31 March 2009





* The Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 calculation factors for the West Yorkshire Pension Fund changed in October 2008, therefore last year’s figures have been restated


^ Alan Davey

Chief Executive

9 July 2009


Dame Liz Forgan

Chair

9 July 2009


Grant-in-aid accounts


52 Trustees’ report and management commentary


72 Statement Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 on internal control


77 The Certificate of the Comptroller and Auditor

General to the Trustees of Arts Council England


80 Statement of financial activities


81 Balance sheet


82 Cash flow statement


83 Notes to the grant-in-aid accounts


^ Arts Council England Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 grant-in-aid accounts 1 April 2008–31 March 2009

Trustees’ report and management commentary


Reference and administrative details of the charity

The Arts Council of England, trading as Arts Council England, is a registered charity, charity registration number Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 1036733. The address of our principal office is 14 Great Peter Street, London SW1P 3NQ.


Governance

Arts Council England was established by Royal Charter on 13 March 1994, taking over those responsibilities in England previously Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 discharged by the Arts Council of Great Britain. The objects of the Arts Council as stated in the Royal Charter, our governing document, are:

— to develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 practice of the arts

— to increase accessibility of the arts to the public

— to advise and cooperate with other government departments, local authorities and the Arts Councils for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 (or their successors)


To this end, we make grants to artists and arts organizations and engage in other activities on behalf of the sector.


Arts Council England was granted a Supplemental Charter on 18 March Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 2002. Its purpose was ‘to give effect to new arrangements for regionalisation of its structure and activities’. There were no changes to the objects of the Arts Council and the main changes relate to Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 powers to establish and to delegate powers and functions to regional councils. The charter sets out the new composition of the Council, which includes the chairs of the regional councils. A number Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 of amendments were мейд to the charter in 2008, which granted the Mayor of London the power of appointment for the Chair of the London Regional Arts Council and the Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 remuneration of future chairs of the Council.


The Arts Council works at arm’s length from government and has the status of a non-departmental public body. As such, we are regulated in accordance Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 with a Management Statement, Financial Memorandum and Funding Agreement issued by the Secretary of State. We prepare our accounts for grant-in-aid and Lottery separately to comply with accounts directions Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 issued by the Secretary of State.


Structure

Arts Council England has nine regional offices, matching the government’s regional boundaries, and a national office. Each region has a Council and the 17-strong national Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 Council (details on pages 53 and 54) includes the chair of each of the regional councils.

^ Trustees’ report and management Commentary


National Council

Council members are responsible for ensuring the achievement of Arts Council England Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5’s objectives, which are to develop and improve the knowledge, understanding and practice of the arts, and to increase the accessibility of the arts to the public. They do this by deciding on Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 policy and priorities, and retain overall responsibility for the investment strategy of Arts Council England.


Our Council members are the trustees of Arts Council England. The national Council consists of 17 members, nine of whom Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 also chair one of the regional councils as shown below.





^ Trustees’ report and management Commentary


Members of our National Council are appointed by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Спорт Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5, apart from the national member for London, who is appointed by the Mayor of London.


Stuart Timperley’s term as the national member for the East ended in May 2008 and in September 2008 Jon Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 Cook was appointed to fill the vacancy. Tom Bloxham MBE retired from his position as national member for the North West in November 2008 and was replaced by Anil Ruia. In Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 October 2008, national Council amended its regulations to add two additional members, bringing the total number of members to 17. Two additional members were appointed in January 2009, long with a third member to replace Sir Brian Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 McMaster CBE, whose term of appointment ended in May 2008.


These three new members are Alistair Spalding, Ekow Eshun and Rosemary Squire. Sir Christopher Frayling completed his term as Chair Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 of Arts Council England in January 2009 and was succeeded by Dame Liz Forgan.


In February 2009, Professor Andrew Brewerton stepped down from his role as national member for the South West. His interim replacement is a Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 member of the South West Regional Arts Council, Sir Chris Clarke.


Council members are usually appointed for four years, and may be reappointed for a further term of four Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 years. Council meets approximately six times during the year.


The Council has appointed an audit committee, with Dorothy Wilson as Chair. Sir Brian McMaster CBE, Stuart Timperley, and Elsie Owusu OBE served as Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 members of the committee during the year, with David Brierley and Gill Laver as co-opted members. In May 2009, Anil Ruia, Alistair Spalding and Rosemary Squire were appointed to serve on Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 audit committee for the duration of their tenure on national Council. The committee is responsible for overseeing the internal and external audit process, monitoring the codes of practice for Council members and staff Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5, and overseeing the risk register. The committee operates within written terms of reference, and met four times during the year.


^ Policies and procedures adopted for the induction of trustees

The Council recognises the importance of Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 ensuring that members, as trustees, are fully briefed and introduced into their role in the organisation.


All newly appointed trustees of the Council have an induction process. This includes meeting with the Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 Chief Executive and the Chair to discuss the role of the members and functions of Arts Council England, and a range of meetings with staff about the policies, strategies and Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 activities of the Arts Council. Members who are also appointed to chair a regional council receive a further induction to that role, led by the relevant regional executive director.


The Council undertakes regular debates Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 and facilitated group sessions, ranging from half a day to a day, outside of their business meetings, at least twice a year. These give opportunities for considering a range of Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 issues that are important to the work of the Council outside the formal meeting setting.


National Council members are assessed individually every two years by the national Chair. In 2009, collective performance assessments will Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 commence.


^ Executive Board

The Executive Board is Arts Council England’s strategic and executive decision-making body and comprises the Chief Executive and all national and regional executive directors. It provides the executive Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 link between the national and regional offices. It is responsible for developing the long-term strategy for the Arts Council and for ensuring delivery of the Arts Council plan.


^ Trustees’ report and Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 management commentary





Member

Job title

Region

1

Alan Davey

Chief Executive

National Office













2

Andrea Stark

Executive Director

East













3

Laura Dyer

Executive Director

East Midlands













4

Moira Sinclair

Executive Director

London













5

Mark Robinson

Executive Director

North East
















Michael Eakin

Executive Director until October 2008

North West













6

Aileen McEvoy

Interim Executive Director from October 2008

North West













7

Felicity Harvest

Executive Director

South East
















Nick Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 Capaldi

Executive Director until September 2008

South West













8

Chris Humphrey

Interim Executive Director from September 2008

South West













9

Sally Luton

Executive Director

West Midlands













10

Andy Carver

Executive Director

Yorkshire
















Elizabeth Bushell

Interim Executive Director, Resources until September 2008

National Office













11

Anupam Ganguli

Executive Director, Resources from September Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 2008

National Office













12

Althea Efunshile

Executive Director, Arts Planning and Investment

National Office













13

Andrew Whyte

Executive Director, Advocacy and Communications

National Office













14

Andrew Nairne

Executive Director, Arts Strategy from September 2008

National Office














^ Responsibilities of trustees, the Chief Executive, Executive Board and Management Committee

Council members Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5, as trustees, retain overall responsibility for the work and conduct of the organisation. The Council is invited to consider and approve major matters of policy development, including the overall framework for Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 the strategic delivery of those policies.


The Council has approved the delegation of powers for delivery of the agreed policies and strategies to the Executive Board. Written terms of reference and procedures Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 for the Executive Board have been agreed by the Council. The Executive Board held 11 formal business meetings in the year.


The Council has approved the further delegation of powers to a Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 Management Committee as a sub-committee of the Executive Board. Management Committee is responsible for overseeing the workload and programme of national office, operational issues delegated by Executive Board, monitoring organization wide Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 financial performance and management issues, taking an overview of HR issues, the overview of risk management, and monitoring the managed funds budget and contingency. Management Committee comprises two national executive directors Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5, three non-London regional executive directors and the London regional Executive Director.


The Chief Executive has been authorised by the Council to undertake the day-to-day administration and management of the business Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 and staff of the organisation. He is responsible to the Council for those matters. The Council has agreed and issued guidelines to the Chief Executive.


Overall, the Council has approved a Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5 scheme of financial delegations and authorities, which provides a comprehensive scheme for determining an appropriate level of approval or authorisation for financial commitments, which is dependent upon the level of expenditure proposed Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5.


We attempt to abide by the Better Payment Practice Code, and in particular pay bills in accordance with contract. Invoices are normally settled within our suppliers’ standard terms, usually 30 days. In 2008/09, 79% of undisputed grant-in Arts Council England grant-in-aid and Lottery annual report and accounts 2008/09 - 5-aid invoices were paid within 30 days (2007/08: 77%).


We maintain a register of interests of our members, which is available for public inspection by appointment at our Great Peter Street address.

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