Arts Council England launches strategic funding and 2011-15 plan

Arts Council England has published details of how it will invest £440 million of strategic funding between 2012 and 2015, including two new programmes for Capital and Touring.

Strategic funding will be used to complement the £1.04 billion investment in National Portfolio Organisations. It will be used to target key areas and seize opportunities - including investment in capital, touring and encouraging private giving.

The Arts Council Plan for 2011-2015, also recently published, sets out in more detail how strategic funding will be used to realise the priorities set out in its 10-year strategic framework for the arts.