Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997

Series description

Series title: National Arts and Media Strategy Unit: Scheme Administration Files, 1988-1993
Reference: ACGB/106
Extent: 4m 30cm


In 1990, the Minister for the Arts asked the arts and media funding bodies (the Arts Council of Great Britain, the British Film Institute, the Crafts Council and the Regional Arts Associations Regional Arts Boards) to prepare a national strategy. The Scottish and Welsh Councils conducted parallel exercises and local authorities and museums funding bodies were also associated with the strategy.

The final version of the national arts and media strategy was completed for Summer 1992. It was intended to provide a mission statement for the arts and media over the following decade.

Scope and content

This series consists of records created during the administration of the scheme at the Arts Council. It includes basic administrative records such as minutes, day files, press and publicity files and budget files.

There are audio cassette and large-type copies of the discussion documents and strategy documents. There are also files containing the written responses sent to the Council in reply to the discussion documents listed in series ACGB/105 and the draft strategy document, "Towards A National Arts And Media Strategy".

No detailed list of the material in this series is currently available.


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Restrictions on access

Because this series is uncatalogued, access is restricted under section 22 (information intended for future publication) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. For more information, please write by e-mail to or by post to Victoria and Albert Museum Archives (ref. ACGB), Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London W14 0QX.