The quality and reach of the National portfolio and Major Partner Museums, and their commitment to talent development, provide a critical resource for the whole arts and cultural sector. Our Strategic funds are used to target particular challenges, opportunities or gaps, creating the environment for further development to take place in the arts and culture sector. Ultimately, they help us meet our mission of Great art and culture for everyone.

We have a number of planned Strategic funding programmes for 2015-18, with a total investment of £104 million per year, across them all. 

Over the next pages, explore how these programmes are helping us meet the goals set out in our strategy, Great art and culture for everyone. Our goals, for reference, are as follows.

Goal 1: Excellence is thriving and celebrated in the arts, museums and libraries

Goal 2: Everyone has the opportunity to experience and be inspired by the arts, museums and libraries

Goal 3: The arts, museums and libraries are resilient and environmentally sustainable

Goal 4: The leadership and workforce in the arts, museums and libraries are diverse and appropriately skilled

Goal 5: Every child and young person has the opportunity to experience the richness of the arts, museums and libraries