Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Policy and Planning Unit: Regional Arts Associations Files, 1953-1991
Reference: ACGB/111
Extent: 61 items

Context

The first Regional Arts Association was established in 1956 in the South West. It was soon followed by the creation of similar bodies in the North East and the Midlands. The South West and the Midland Arts Associations both began as federations of arts centres and arts clubs in their respective regions. The North East Arts Associations on the other hand, had close constitutional links with the local authorities in the North East.

A government White Paper in 1965 set out the case for the RAAs, proposing that a 'network of such groups should be developed to cover the whole country'. During the next few years the RAA network developed across the country establishing working partnerships between the Arts Council and large groups of local authorities. The RAAs were seen as an element in a devolution process whereby the Arts Council supported increased regional activity as part of its Charter's obligations.

Scope and content

This large series contains files reflecting upon the work and administration of the individual Regional Arts Associations. The files include general correspondence, agendas and minutes, regional publications, press and publicity material, strategy plans and management reviews.

The items in this series are arranged alphabetically.

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Access to unpublished material less than 30 years old may be restricted and requests for access can take up to 20 working days to be processed.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/111/35 3 Year financial plans
1 file
1988-1991
ACGB/111/37 Burnley and District Association for the Arts
3 files
1962-1967
1984 Correspondence files for each of the Regional Arts Associations
2 boxes
ACGB/111/31 Correspondence with Lord Stradbroke re: an association for the arts in the Eastern region
1 file
1968-1969
ACGB/111/8 Eastern Arts Association
3 boxes and 1 transfer case
1966-1977
ACGB/111/52 Eastern Arts Association
1 transfer case
1972
ACGB/111/18 Eastern Arts Association
5 boxes and 4 transfer cases
1978-1991
ACGB/111/2 East Midlands Arts Association
3 boxes
1968-1977
ACGB/111/17 East Midlands Arts Association
7 boxes and 3 transfer cases
1978-1991
ACGB/111/43 East Midlands Arts Association
3 files
1980
ACGB/111/9 Greater London Arts Association
4 boxes and 1 transfer case
1966-1977
ACGB/111/29 Greater London Arts Association
3 files
1972
ACGB/111/45 Greater London Arts Association
2 files
1978-1979
ACGB/111/16 Greater London Arts Authority
8 boxes and 4 transfer cases
1978-1991
ACGB/111/47 Joint Implementation Group
2 boxes
1990-1991
ACGB/111/10 Lincolnshire/Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts Association
3 boxes
1964-1977
ACGB/111/28 Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts Association
3 files
1972
ACGB/111/19 Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts Association
3 boxes and 6 transfer cases
1978-1991
ACGB/111/40 Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts Association Management Review
1 file
1989
ACGB/111/34 London Council of Social Services
1 file
1956-1965
ACGB/111/12 Merseyside Arts Association
2 boxes and 2 transfer cases
1966-1977
ACGB/111/42 Merseyside Arts Association
3 files
1972
ACGB/111/20 Merseyside Arts Association
7 boxes and 3 transfer cases
1978-1991
ACGB/111/3 Midland Arts Association
2 transfer cases
1957-1970
ACGB/111/54 Midland Arts Association
2 files
1959-1960
ACGB/111/11 Mid-Pennine Arts Association
1 box
1966-1975
ACGB/111/41 Mid-Pennine Arts Association
3 files
1972
ACGB/111/56 Mid-Pennine Arts Association
2 files
1975-1977
ACGB/111/36 Miscellaneous literature from RAAs and their clients
1 file
1989
ACGB/111/60 Miscellaneous papers
1 box
1970-1990
ACGB/111/48 Newsletters and bulletin publications
2 boxes and 1 transfer case
1979-1987
ACGB/111/13 Northern Arts Association
3 boxes and 2 transfer cases
1967-1977
ACGB/111/39 Northern Arts Association
3 files
1972
ACGB/111/27 Northern Arts Association
5 boxes and 5 transfer cases
1978-1991
ACGB/111/7 North Eastern Arts Association
2 boxes and 1 transfer case
1960-1968
ACGB/111/30 North Wales Association for the Arts
1 file
1967-1968
ACGB/111/14 North Western Arts Association
4 boxes and 1 transfer case
1965-1977
ACGB/111/49 North Western Arts Association
1 box
1972
ACGB/111/26 North Western Arts Association
5 boxes and 3 transfer cases
1978-1991
ACGB/111/53 RAA constitutions
2 transfer cases
1973-1991
ACGB/111/50 RAA estimates
2 files
1976-1977
ACGB/111/59 RAA finance
2 boxes
1977-1981
ACGB/111/46 RAAs - general
2 transfer cases
1966-1975
ACGB/111/57 RAAs - general
1 file
1976-1977
ACGB/111/38 RAA Officers' notes for 1981/82
1 file
1981-1982
ACGB/111/58 RAA reports
1 box and 1 transfer case
1978-1985
ACGB/111/15 South Eastern Arts Association
2 boxes
1973-1977
ACGB/111/23 South Eastern Arts Association
6 boxes and 3 transfer cases
1978-1991
ACGB/111/6 Southern Arts Association
4 boxes
1966-1977
ACGB/111/51 Southern Arts Association
3 files
1972
ACGB/111/21 Southern Arts Association
4 boxes and 7 transfer cases
1978-1991
ACGB/111/1 South Western Arts Association
6 boxes
1953-1977
ACGB/111/55 South Western Arts Association
1 file
1959
ACGB/111/33 South Western Arts Association
3 files
1972
ACGB/111/22 South Western Arts Association
4 boxes and 4 transfer cases
1978-1991
ACGB/111/4 West Midlands Arts Association
3 boxes and 1 transfer case
1969-1977
ACGB/111/44 West Midlands Arts Association
3 files
1972
ACGB/111/25 West Midlands Arts Association
7 boxes and 2transfer cases
1978-1991
ACGB/111/5 Yorkshire Arts Association
4 boxes
1964-1977
ACGB/111/32 Yorkshire Arts Association
3 files
1972
ACGB/111/24 Yorkshire Arts Association
3 boxes and 5 transfer cases
1978-1991