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The Arts & Culture sector is a key specialism for haysmacintyre, and we have experience and knowledge not only of the issues, risks and challenges facing the sector from a financial perspective, but also of the regulatory regime in which organisations operate.

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Why haysmacintyre?

One of our key charity sub-sectors is Arts & Culture. We audit over 40 organisations in the sector including museums and cultural venues, theatres, performing arts and educational charities. 25 of our audit clients are Arts Council National Portfolio Organisations (NPO).

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The past year has been incredibly challenging for Arts and Culture organisations. You have had to adapt rapidly in order to continue to offer public programming, as well as to safeguard your assets and protect your staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries.

Many arts organisations have restructured, suffering redundancies and reducing or temporarily stopping activities. Support for the sector has been strong, with individuals, trusts, and foundations stepping in to provide welcome financial assistance, and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Arts Council England (ACE) responding positively, providing emergency funding through various schemes such as the Culture Recovery Fund.

As Arts & Culture charities are a key component of our charity client base, we are well versed in not just the numbers but also the business behind the numbers and the challenging environment in which you operate.

Arts & Culture Briefing

Our Summer 2021 edition of our briefing for arts and culture organisations is now available to download.

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We really appreciated the time that the haysmacintyre team spent working with us on our application; they were patient and helpful, and dedicated senior resources so as to provide expert opinions that greatly helped with the process. They consistently met the HMRC deadlines, and were on hand at all times to answer any related queries that we had. All in all, they made a stressful process much more manageable, and we were very happy with the service we received.

Director of Finance & Resources

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Jane Askew

Director, Head of Arts & Culture
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