Arts Council of Great Britain: records, 1928-1997


Series description

Series title: Finance Department: Housing the Arts, Administration Files, 1965-1985
Reference: ACGB/120
Extent: 49 items

Context

In 1958, the then Chancellor of the Exchequer, Harold Macmillan, invited the Arts Council to undertake a first ever survey of existing buildings to house the arts, and to make recommendations for the future. The consequent Report was published in two volumes in 1959 and 1961.

The Report painted a very bleak picture, but a further four years passed before theArts Council was empowered to give capital grants to encourage local authorities and other promoters to build. The scheme was a success and, by 1976, grants totalling 8,214,500 had been paid or promised to 271 schemes in England, Scotland and Wales.

In 1982/83 responsibility for the Housing the Arts scheme was taken over from theFinance Department by the Regional Department. By the mid-eighties, the capital programme was wound up and Housing the Arts survived briefly only in an advisory and information role.

Scope and content

This series contains those files which relate to the administration of the Housing the Arts scheme. It contains the agendas, minutes and papers from the meetings of the Housing the Arts Committee. There are also files concerning financial, policy and research reports.

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Access to unpublished material less than 30 years old may be restricted and requests for access can take up to 20 working days to be processed.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/120/47 Housing the Arts published papers
2 files
1965-1971
ACGB/120/9 Housing of the Arts Committee papers
1 file
Previous ref: J/3/7
1965-1976
ACGB/120/22 Departmental minutes
1 file
Previous ref: J/2/5
1965-1979
ACGB/120/41 Housing the Arts - Scottish Arts Council
1 box
1965-1980
ACGB/120/39 Housing the Arts Committee minutes
1 box
1965-1983
ACGB/120/2 Regional Arts Associations
2 boxes
1965-1983
ACGB/120/19 Gulbenkian Foundation
1 file
Previous ref: J/2/4
1970-1975
ACGB/120/16 Association of British Theatre Technician - Theatre Planning Committee reports
1 file
Previous ref: J/3/5
1970-1979
ACGB/120/1 Miscellaneous buildings' surveys and studies
2 transfer cases
1970-1983
ACGB/120/33 Association of British Theatre Technicians - correspondence
1 file
Previous ref: J/1/3
1971-1977
ACGB/120/30 British Film Insitute
1 file
Previous ref: J/1/5
1972
ACGB/120/36 Association of British Orchestras
1 file
Previous ref: J/1/1
1972-1976
ACGB/120/43 Housing the Arts 'Achievements' Report
1 file
1973
ACGB/120/35 Housing the Arts Committee papers
1 file
Previous ref: J/1/6
1973-1976
ACGB/120/15 Royal Institute of British Architects
1 file
Previous ref: J/3/4
1973-1976
ACGB/120/34 Housing the Arts sub-committee reports
1 file
Previous ref: J/1/1
1973-1979
ACGB/120/20 Fund-raising
1 file
Previous ref: J/2/7
1973-1980
ACGB/120/12 Research into low-cost temporary/portable structures
1 file
Previous ref: J/3/1
1974-1977
ACGB/120/29 Committee members
1 file
Previous ref: J/1/8
1974-1980
ACGB/120/10 Replies for the Arts Council's survey of buildings
1 transfer case
1975-1976
ACGB/120/18 Seminar on portables
1 file
Previous ref: J/3/2
1975-1976
ACGB/120/3 Housing the Arts Committee papers
2 transfer cases
1975-1983
ACGB/120/6 Fund-raising conference
1 file
1976
ACGB/120/17 Temporary exhibition space survey
1 file
Previous ref: J/3/3
1976
ACGB/120/13 Bournemouth
1 file
Previous ref: J/3/8
1976-1978
ACGB/120/23 Fund-raising
1 file
Previous ref: J/2/3
1976-1979
ACGB/120/46 Miscellaneous papers
1 file
1976-1979
ACGB/120/25 "Curtains!?"
1 file
Previous ref: J/2/1
1977-1979
ACGB/120/28 Housing the Arts Committee papers
1 file
Previous ref: J/1/7
1977-1980
ACGB/120/32 Housing the Arts/Association of British Theatre Technicians Safety Committee
1 file
Previous ref: J/1/4
1977-1982
ACGB/120/45 Sports/Arts facilities
1 file
1978
ACGB/120/11 Bournemouth Working Party
1 file
Previous ref: J/3/9
1978-1979
ACGB/120/21 Policy on pre-1914 theatres
1 file
Previous ref: J/2/6
1978-1979
ACGB/120/49 Sports/Arts - shared use of facilities
1 file
1978-1981
ACGB/120/44 Orchestra Pit study
1 file
1978-1985
ACGB/120/37 Letters received as applications
1 file
1980-1981
ACGB/120/8 Officers' and Committee meetings
1 bundle
1980-1981
ACGB/120/14 Association of British Theatre Technicians
1 file
Previous ref: J/3/6
1980-1982
ACGB/120/24 "Curtains!?"
1 file
Previous ref: J/2/2
1980-1982
ACGB/120/7 Miscellaneous reports
1 file
1980-1982
ACGB/120/5 Policy and finance
1 file
1980-1983
ACGB/120/26 Committee/Council/Directorate meetings
1 transfer case
1981-1985
ACGB/120/31 Association of Bristish Orchestras
1 file
Previous ref: J/1/2
1982
ACGB/120/27 Applications lists
1 bundle
1982-1983
ACGB/120/4 Housing the Arts Committee minutes
1 volume
1983-1984
ACGB/120/40 Housing the Arts Committee papers
1 box
1983-1984
ACGB/120/48 Islington, The Almeida Theatre Company
1 file
1983-1984
ACGB/120/42 Miscellaneous Housing the Arts projects
1 file
1984
ACGB/120/38 Index authority control papers
1 bundle
1985