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Arts Council England awards York Museums Trust £3.7m over three years

DATE: 4 November 2022

York Museums Trust is delighted to announce that the Arts Council will be continuing its vital support for the next three years as a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO).

The package of support will be £3.7m from April 2023 to March 2026 (£1.253m annually). This is excellent news and reflects the confidence that the Arts Council has placed in the collections and valuable work of York Museums Trust. Well over a million people visit and enjoy our venues and gardens each year. This is our city’s cultural heritage which is shared by everyone and is central to the warm welcome that York delivers to its many visitors. There are challenges within the current cost of living context which may also impact on what and how the Trust is able to deliver, but everyone is committed to supporting the delivery of the Arts Council England’s Let’s Create Strategy for creativity and culture.

We look forward to the next phase of the Trust’s future under the helm of Kathryn Blacker as the new Chief Executive when she joins us in January 2023.