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We believe that the work we fund and support has an impact on people’s lives across England - and beyond.  

Through this work and our research, we want to make the case for art and culture, showcase best practice, and engage in discussion and debate to help make our sector more diverse, resilient and sustainable. 

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International work

Two south west arts organisations are to receive funding to develop their successful international work.

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East and South East arts go global

The East and South East of England are bursting with artistic talent. And now some of that talent is heading to international shores thanks to the latest round of funding from two of the Arts Council’s internationally focused programmes.

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Top left to bottom right: 1. PLAYDOUGH from Unlimited Theatre Photo © Unlimited Theatre / The Alban 2. 'Emil and the Detectives' by Red Earth Theatre. Photo © Red Earth Theatre / Robert Day 3. Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo © University of Oxford. 4. Theatre Alibi - Olive & The Dream Train. Photo © Steve Tanner 5. Flex Dance performance. Photo © TIN Arts 6. Lighthouse: Naomi Battrick in Orbit Ever After, by Jaime Stone. Photo © Angus Young / Lighthouse. 7. Karen Poley – Bicycle Ballet. The Bureau of Silly Ideas has been awarded £150,000 as lead in a consortium also including Red Herring and KP Projects. Photo © Raysto Images 8. Strictly Cycling by The Bicycle Ballet Co, part of the consortia led by The Bureau of Silly Ideas. Raysto Images 9. Ishimwa, Niyizi, In Between Time. Image © John Pridmore 10. Nikhil Chopra's 'Coal on Cotton' 11. Writers' Centre Norwich's visit to Kolkata in 2016. © Writers' Centre Norwich / Melanie Kidd 12. Akademi - Ascension. Photo © Simon Richardson 13. Illustration © Arts Council England 14. Images © Arts Council England 15. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford 16. Scattered by Motionhouse. Photo © Chris Nash / Motionhouse 17. Gecko Theatre: Institute. Photo © Richard Haughton 18. Flex Dance performance. Photo © TIN Arts 19. Atmosphere by Edmund de Waal at Turner Contemporary. Photo © Benjamin Beker.