Arts Act 2003

Local authorities and the arts.

6.—(1) A local authority shall, for the purposes of section 67 of the Act of 2001, prepare and implement plans for the development of the arts within its functional area and shall, in so doing, take account of policies of the Government in relation to the arts.

(2) A local authority may provide such financial or other assistance as it considers appropriate to such persons or in respect of such activities, projects or undertakings, for the purposes of—

(a) stimulating public interest in the arts,

(b) promoting knowledge, appreciation and practice of the arts, or

(c) improving standards in the arts,

within its functional area.