The Arts Council of Wales (ACW) is an Assembly Sponsored Public Body, responsible for funding and developing the arts in Wales. It became accountable to the National Assembly for Wales on 1 July 1999 when responsibility was transferred from the Secretary of State for Wales. The Welsh Assembly Government provides ACW with money to fund the arts in Wales. ACW also distributes National Lottery funding for the arts in Wales, allocated by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).
ACW is has its own management Council that meets six times a year. Council members are not paid; they are appointed by the Welsh Assembly Government. The ACW has offices in Colwyn Bay, Carmarthen and Cardiff. Peter Tyndall is currently the chief executive from 2003.
For more information see: http://www.acw-ccc.org.uk/