How we make an impact

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Together with our five goals we also have additional areas of focus to help us in the work we do with the arts and cultural sector. Our plan identifies the key areas where our support makes a real difference.

Our support isn’t simply financial. Beyond funding we have a development role, which means we give expert advice and promote partnership. Through this we hope to develop a thriving arts ecology that offers everybody the chance to enjoy, participate and create.

Our strategic priorities

Artificial things by Stopgap Dance Company © Photo Chris Parkes

Creative Case for Diversity

Creative Case for Diversity: giving everyone, everywhere the opportunity to make and experience great art and culture

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Creative media

Read about how we work to increase the quality, volume and reach of arts and culture content that is created or distributed digitally

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International development

There are huge benefits to developing arts and culture in England at an international level. Find out what we're doing to support this

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Musiko Musika's ECCO Concert at Southbank Centre. Photo © Harriet Armstrong / Musiko Musika. 2. Artificial things by Stopgap Dance Company. Photo © Chris Parkes 3. Yasmin Vardimon Dance Company: Yesterday. Photo © Alastair Muir 4. Birmingham Weekender 2015. Photo © Andrew Fox / Birmingham Weekender 5. Jeremy Bailey, Master Slave Invigilator. Photo © Chris Foster / Abandon Normal Devices. 6. The Thing I’ll Be Doing For The Rest Of My Life by YAMAGUCHI Takayuki. Photo © Blast Theory. 7. Digital Utopia: Digital R&D Fund for the Arts Event at HeartnSoul. Photo © Digital R&D Fund for the Arts / Nesta. 8. 'Transe Express' by Seachange Arts at the Out There International Festival of Circus and Street Arts, 2015. Photo © David Street / Streetview Marketing 9. Rifco Arts: Break the Floorboards @ Watford Palace Theatre, 2013. Photo © Manuel Harlan. 10. New Wolsey Youth Theatre's Through The Looking Glass. Photo © Mike Kwasniak 11. Musiko Musika's ECCO Concert at Southbank Centre, February 2014. Photo © Harriet Armstrong / Musiko Musika. 12. Love is Enough: William Morris and Andy Warhol exhibition at Modern Art Oxford. Photo © Andy Keate 13. Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery. Photo © RAMM Exeter 14. Daniel Copeland performs Joseph Coelho's Tree Child on the Spark Arts tour. Photo © Pamela Raith Photography / The Spark Arts 15. Land Speed Record Toys. Photo © Tom Wood / National Motor Museum