Why arts and culture matter

Art and culture are important to individuals and communities. From the economy and environment to health and wellbeing, Arts Council England has highlighted three compelling reasons why they matter: -

  • Art and culture contribute £10.6 billion to the UK economy - the UK has a creative economy worth £27bn, and culture brings £850m annually to the UK, through tourism
  • Arts and culture help tackle social injustice - theatres, museums, galleries and libraries are the beating heart of our towns and cities. Not only do they bring prosperity, but they also bring communities together and make life worth living
  • Our creative industries are successful throughout the world - our leading cultural institutions are a calling card worldwide and have important trading links globally

Your support for our Campaign is going to have a huge impact. Thank you.

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