Laura Venning on how we can get better at evaluating projects that encourage reading
We support the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.
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Between 2015 and 2018, we will invest £1.1 billion of public money from government and an estimated £700 million from the National Lottery to help create arts and culture experiences for everyone, everywhere.
But we’re about much more than just 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.
We are also England’s advocate for the value of art and culture. We bring artists and organisations together so that their voice can be heard; we champion the role art and culture play in our lives and we support new ways of thinking about the arts and their potential.
Collectively, we can tell a powerful story about the value of public investment in art and culture.
Our latest blogs about art and culture
In light of the new Analysis of Theatre in England report, Simon Mellor blogs about how the theatre landscape is evolving in the digital age
Michelle Dickson on how we've simplified our Strategic Touring guidance
John Orna-Ornstein blogs about how we’re investing in strategic thinking in museums through our Museum Resilience Fund
Why social media is vital to the impact of large public artworks like #wearehere.
From Manchester to Orlando: why communities turn to art and culture when they are most in need