We have 663 organisations in our national portfolio, from dance to literature, and festivals to visual arts
We invest money from Government and the National Lottery to support arts and culture across England. Explore this page to find out how.
If you're looking to apply for funding, you can find out about the opportunities available here.
Our investment for 2018-22
The latest information on how we are proposing to invest in arts and culture from 2018 onwardsFind out more
Where the money goes
Over the next three years we’ll invest £210 million in Grants for the Arts, our open-access funding programme – that’s £70 million of Lottery funding each year until 2018.
Six hundred and sixty-three arts organisations in our national portfolio will receive £1 billion over the next three years and the money we invest in museums will be increased by £1.1 million to £22.6 million.
We’ll be investing £104 million in our strategic funding programme to help us target particular challenges, opportunities or funding gaps that will help us to create arts and culture experiences for everyone, everywhere.
Investment that will support artistic ambition, strengthen cultural ecology and enrich our communities Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England
Our investment 2015–18
We’re investing in 21 museums to help build resilience and close partnerships with other funders and cross-sector bodies to make best use of the resources available
Our open access funding programme gives the opportunity to nurture fresh talent, support individual artists, communities and cultural organisations