Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997

Series description

Series title: Policy and Planning Unit: Festival Files, 1971-1995
Reference: ACGB/118
Extent: 3m 60cm


Keith Jeffery was appointed as Director for Festivals and External Affairs in 1971 and festivals came to constitute a significant category of recipients of Council subsidy. In 1979/80 the new Regional Department took over responsibilities for mixed media festivals from K.H.Jefferys. He continued with the Arts Council as the Adviser for External Affairs until his retirement in 1983.

Scope and content

The files in this series relate to those festivals which the Arts Council supported by means of financial assistance and advice and guidance. It includes some files relating to the Festival of Britain.

There is no list of the individual files in this series 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.