Arts Council England Launches Private Investment in Culture Survey

November 30, 2021
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This year, AEA Consulting is working with Arts Council England on the latest version of the Private Investment in Culture Survey


The survey helps to understand trends in cultural fundraising, provide more effective support for cultural organisations, and better advocate for the sector. To mark this year’s Giving Tuesday, Arts Council England Chair Sir Nicholas Serota shares his thoughts on the vital role of fundraising in culture, and the importance of the Private Investment in Culture Survey.


Covering the last three financial years, the survey is a key source of information on the role that corporate partnerships, individual giving, and grants from trusts and foundations play in supporting the publicly-funded cultural sector.


The survey invites participation from not-for-profit cultural organisations based in England.


By taking part you will be helping the sector understand trends in cultural fundraising, enabling Arts Council England to better advocate for the sector and provide more effective support for cultural organisations.


The survey will inform a wider study of private investment in culture in England, with a report due to be published in Spring 2022, building on previous research commissioned by the Arts Council and exploring changes that may have occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


As well as containing data and insights from the survey, the report will also showcase examples of best practices in fundraising throughout the cultural sector and give you an opportunity to benchmark your fundraising practices against your peers.


We'll also invite you to participate in the launch event for the report, and will share details closer to the date.


Click here to complete the survey.


If you need any assistance while completing the survey, please contact us at


Photo credit: Jamaal Monarch, Queer Arts North Showcase 2020. Curious Arts © Michael McGuire

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