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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. 

Here you can see our latest news, browse art jobs, and explore our blog and case studies. We hope you discover ideas that are helpful, challenging and inspiring.

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Case studies

Browse our case studies and find out more about the projects we invest in

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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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The show goes on

Our Chief Executive, Darren Henley, blogs about his first year at the Arts Council and his new book, ‘The Arts Dividend: Why Investment in Culture Pays’

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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. Strictly Cycling by The Bicycle Ballet Co, part of the consortia led by The Bureau of Silly Ideas. Raysto Images 8. Ishimwa, Niyizi, In Between Time. Image © John Pridmore 9. Nikhil Chopra's 'Coal on Cotton' 10. Writers' Centre Norwich's visit to Kolkata in 2016. © Writers' Centre Norwich / Melanie Kidd 11. Akademi - Ascension. Photo © Simon Richardson 12. Open House by NoFit State Circus in Stoke-on-Trent, 2014 Photo © Appetite / Andrew Billington 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.