The BBC has launched a new website highlighting both arts programming on the BBC and arts events across the country.
BBC Arts Online is part of the corporation’s renewed commitment to the arts and will sit alongside the previously BBC Arts at… programme strand which will give viewers and listeners access to cultural events across the UK.
The website offers live both live and on-demand content and is described as “the very beginning of a journey” which will evolve over the coming months.
In March Director General Lord Tony Hall promised to place the arts at the centre of the broadcaster’s output with a 20% boost in the broadcaster’s arts spending.
He also promised to join forces with a host of venues, including the Royal Academy of Arts, the Barbican, the British Museum and the National Galleries of Scotland to make more content available to audiences.
At the time, Lord Hall said: “The arts really matter. They’re not for an elite, or for a minority. They’re for everybody.”