Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Policy and Planning Unit: Regional Arts Boards' Papers, 1991-1995
Reference: ACGB/108
Extent: 187 folders

Context

The Regional Arts Boards acted as arts development agencies for their various geographical locations. They were accountable to national funding bodies, such as the Arts Council, for their government funding. In addition to dealing with funding issues, the Boards offered advice, information and consultancy in order to help plan for the arts.

The Policy and Planning Unit inherited responsiblity for managing the Regional Arts Boards from the preceding regional and planning departments of the Arts Council.

Scope and content

The files mainly consist of the RABs' meeting agendas, minutes, and related reports / papers that were circulated to board members. Since the earlier files cover the period when the RABs were developing, they contain a considerable amount of material on individual RAB policies re matters such as Client Appraisal, Employment Proceedures, and Dismissal / Disciplinary Proceedures. Most files contain reports from ACGB observers who attended RAB meetings, and some files also contain detailed reports on individual clients who applied for RAB funding.

Included in this series is a certain amount of information on the RABs' Development / Corporate Plans, for further details on these see ACGB/109.

These files are arranged alphabetically by Regional Arts Board name and then chronologically within each group; files dealing solely with Development / Corporate Plans are at the end of each RAB section. The final five files of this series are ones which contain correspondence / information from all ten RABs.

Access

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Restrictions on access

Access to unpublished material less than 30 years old may be restricted and requests for access can take up to 20 working days to be processed. When applying for access, it is helpful if you can quote the reference number, title and covering dates of the file(s) in question. For very large requests you are advised to contact us to discuss your requirements. All requests should be sent by e-mail to archive@vam.ac.uk or by post to Victoria and Albert Museum Archives (ref. ACGB), Blythe House, 23 Blythe Road, London W14 0QX.


Detailed catalogue

Reference Description Dates
ACGB/108/28 East Midlands Arts Board
3 folders
1991-1992
ACGB/108/10 East Midlands Arts Board
4 folders
1992-1993
ACGB/108/25 East Midlands Arts Board
4 folders
1993-1994
ACGB/108/61 East Midlands Arts Board
3 folders
1994-1995
ACGB/108/67 East Midlands Arts Board Development Plans for 1994-1995
1 folder
1993-1994
ACGB/108/30 Eastern Arts Board
1 folder
1990
Access to this file may be restricted until 2071.
ACGB/108/29 Eastern Arts Board
2 folders
1991-1992
ACGB/108/1 Eastern Arts Board
3 folders
1992-1993
ACGB/108/22 Eastern Arts Board
3 folders
1992-1993
ACGB/108/23 Eastern Arts Board
2 folders
1994-1995
ACGB/108/66 Eastern Arts Board Development Plans for 1994-1998
2 folders
1993-1998
ACGB/108/33 London Arts Board
4 folders
1991-1992
ACGB/108/3 London Arts Board
5 folders
1992-1993
ACGB/108/4 London Arts Board
1 folder
1993
Access to this file may be restricted until 2074.
ACGB/108/21 London Arts Board
4 folders
1993-1994
ACGB/108/52 London Arts Board
3 folders
1994-1995
ACGB/108/46 London Arts Board
4 folders
1994-1995
ACGB/108/68 London Arts Board Corporate Plan for 1994-1998
1 folder
1993-1994
ACGB/108/54 North West Arts Board
3 folders
1989-1992
ACGB/108/71 North West Arts Board
5 folders
1991-1992
ACGB/108/6 North West Arts Board
4 folders
1992
ACGB/108/8 North West Arts Board
4 folders
1992-1993
ACGB/108/20 North West Arts Board
5 folders
1993
ACGB/108/59 North West Arts Board
3 folders
1994
ACGB/108/35 North West Arts Board
4 folders
1994
ACGB/108/17 North West Arts Board
2 folders
1994-1995
ACGB/108/42 North West Arts Board
3 folders
1994-1995
ACGB/108/64 North West Arts Board Development Plans for 1994-1998
2 folders
1993-1995
ACGB/108/11 Northern Arts Board
1 folders
1991
ACGB/108/15 Northern Arts Board
1 folder
1991-1992
ACGB/108/7 Northern Arts Board
4 folders
1992-1993
ACGB/108/40 Northern Arts Board
4 folders
1993-1994
ACGB/108/39 Northern Arts Board
1 folder
1994
Access to this file may be restricted until 2075.
ACGB/108/38 Northern Arts Board
5 folders
1994-1995
ACGB/108/50 Northern Arts Board and the Newcastle Arts Centre: Correspondence
1 folder
1992
ACGB/108/65 Northern Arts Board Development Plans for 1993-1995
2 folders
1993-1995
ACGB/108/56 South East Arts Board
2 folders
1991-1992
ACGB/108/13 South East Arts Board
2 folders
1992-1993
ACGB/108/31 South East Arts Board
3 folders
1993-1994
ACGB/108/57 South East Arts Board
2 folders
1994
ACGB/108/60 South East Arts Board
2 folders
1994-1995
ACGB/108/12 South East Arts Board Development Plans for 1992-1993, and for 1994-1998
1 folder
1991-1993
ACGB/108/16 South West Arts Board
4 folders
1991-1992
ACGB/108/58 South West Arts Board
2 folders
1991-1992
ACGB/108/63 South West Arts Board
1 folder
1992
ACGB/108/37 South West Arts Board
5 folder
1993-1994
ACGB/108/49 South West Arts Board
4 folders
1994-1995
ACGB/108/9 South West Arts Board Draft Corporate Plan for 1994-1998
1 folder
1993
ACGB/108/5 South West Arts Board Corporate Plan for 1994-1998
1 folder
1994-1998
ACGB/108/18 Southern Arts Board
1 folder
1991-1992
ACGB/108/14 Southern Arts Board
2 folders
1992-1994
ACGB/108/2 Southern Arts Board
1 folder
1993-1995
ACGB/108/27 Southern Arts Board
2 folders
1993-1994
ACGB/108/55 Southern Arts Board
2 folders
1994-1995
ACGB/108/51 Southern Arts Board Articles and Staffing Policy
1 folder
1991-1992
ACGB/108/73 West Midlands Arts Board
4 folders
1991-1992
ACGB/108/34 West Midlands Arts Board
5 folders
1992-1993
ACGB/108/36 West Midlands Arts Board
1 folder
1993-1994
ACGB/108/44 West Midlands Arts Board
3 folders
1993-1994
ACGB/108/26 West Midlands Arts Board
2 folders
1994-1995
ACGB/108/41 West Midlands Board Draft Corporate Plan for 1994-1998
1 folder
1993
ACGB/108/43 West Midlands Arts Board Corporate Plan for 1994-1998
1 folder
1993
ACGB/108/45 Yorkshire and Humberside Arts Board
1 folder
1991-1992
ACGB/108/19 Yorkshire and Humberside Arts Board
3 folder
1992-1993
ACGB/108/47 Yorkshire and Humberside Arts Board
4 folders
1993-1994
ACGB/108/62 Yorkshire and Humberside Arts Board
4 folders
1994-1995
ACGB/108/24 Yorkshire and Humberside Arts Corporate Plan for 1994-1995
1 folder
1993-1994
ACGB/108/32 Yorkshire and Humberside Arts Board Development Plans for 1994-1998
1 folder
1993-1994
ACGB/108/72 RAB Staffing Structures and Administration Costs
5 folders
1990-1991
ACGB/108/48 RAB press releases and related correspondence
1 folder
1991-1993
This file contains press releases and other publicity materials for Northern Arts (1991), and for South Western Arts, West Midlands Arts, North West Arts, Northern Arts, and London Arts Board (1992-1993).
ACGB/108/53 RAB press releases and related corresondence
2 folders
1993-1994
This file contains press releases and other publicity materials for Yorkshire and Humberside Arts, West Midlands Arts, South West Arts, North West Arts, Northern Arts, London Arts Board, and Eastern Arts.
ACGB/108/69 ACGB correspondence with RABs
2 folders
1992-1993
ACGB/108/70 ACGB correspondence with RABs
3 folders
1993-1994