Involvement with arts and culture is crucial to self-expression and creativity
We don't just provide financial funding for arts and culture - we're also a development agency. This means that we conduct research, give expert advice, promote partnership and do other activities to help the arts and culture sector develop.
Wellbeing through arts and culture
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Our aim is to develop a thriving arts ecology that offers everybody the chance to enjoy, participate and create. Find out more about our different areas of focus below.
Our strategic priorities
Diversity is crucial to the vitality of arts and culture
Through training and support we hope to create a more resilient arts sector
We want everyone everywhere to experience and be inspired by great art, museums and libraries
We're working with local government to ensure the future of art and culture across England
How we use our investment and expertise to encourage artistic and cultural excellence
There are huge benefits to be gained from cultural export and exchange
We work to increase the quality, volume and reach of digital arts and culture content
How we're proving the power arts and culture has to transform older lives