In your area

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We want to bring great art and culture to everyone, everywhere across England.

Supporting local art and culture

We're working with local government to ensure the future of art and culture in England

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The Company of Wolves by Burn The Curtain based on the stories by Angela Carter. Image © Theo Moye

Great art and culture for everyone

Our funding ecology across England

Great art and culture for everyone

Our funding ecology across England

We achieve this by supporting projects and organisations through our National Portfolio of art organisations and Major Partner Museums, through our Strategic Funding that addresses gaps in provision, and through our rolling funding programme, Grants for the Arts, which is open to everyone. We aim to make sure that people throughout England have the chance to experience the wonderful work of the regional and national work we fund.

Our investment is split into five areas, North, Midlands, South East, London and South West and you can find out more about investment in your area using the links below.

Investment that will support artistic ambition, strengthen cultural ecology and enrich our communities across England.  Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England.

Explore art and culture in your area

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North

Find out how we support art and culture in the North

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Midlands

Find out how we support art and culture in the Midlands

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South East

Find out how we support art and culture in the South East

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London

Find out how we support art and culture in London

Mechanical Spider - Arcadia Bristol

South West

Find out how we support art and culture in the South West

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Area Councils

Our five area councils: North, Midlands, London, South East and South West

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Carl Au in Bright Phoenix by Jeff Young at Liverpool Everyman. Photo © Jonathan Keenan for Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse. 2. Sampad South Asian Arts perform at the Birmingham Weekender 2015. Photo © Andrew Fox / Birmingham Weekender. 3. Hofesh Schecter rehearsal at UDance. Photo © Brian Slater. 4. Public Address: The Soapbox Tour. Photo © Suzi Corker Photography / Apples and Snakes. 5. Mechanical Spider at Arcadia Bristol. Photo © Paul Box / Arcadia Bristol. 6. Dot, Squiggle and Rest at Polka Theatre with Royal Opera House. Photo © Robert Workman / Polka Theatre. 7. Artificial Things by Stopgap Dance Company © Photo Chris Parkes 8. Grass Men Bristol Biennial 2014. Photo © Ashley Peevor 9. Birmingham Weekender 2015. Photo © Andrew Fox / Birmingham Weekender 10. Gecko Theatre: Institute. Photo © Richard Haughton 11. Scattered by Motionhouse. Photo © Chris Nash / Motionhouse 12. Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo © University of Oxford. 13. Maudits Sonnants by Transe Express Company at Birmingham Weekender 2015. Photo © Andrew Fox / Birmingham Weekender 14. Alan French and cast members in Hot Stuff at Oldham Coliseum Theatre. Photo © Joel C Fildes / Oldham Coliseum Theatre 15. Birmingham Weekender 2015. Photo © Andrew Fox / Birmingham Weekender.