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'Emil and the Detectives' by Red Earth Theatre. Photo © Red Earth Theatre / Robert Day.
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New culture white paper

Today, the Government has published The Culture White Paper which sets out their vision for the cultural sectors over the coming years

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Coming to a pub near you

Top quality theatre and performance art will be touring pubs, clubs and neighbourhoods across the country, in round 26 of our Strategic Touring Programme

Artist performing, Out There Festival, Great Yarmouth 2010

Coasters to transform arts experiences

SeaChange Arts is to transform the way people living and visiting coastal towns experience the arts, thanks to nearly £1 million from the Arts Council

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Artistic ambitions

They might be separated by about 100 miles, but Cambridge and Reading both have at least one thing in common – a belief that the arts play an important role in our sense of identity and place.

More Momentum

How the Momentum Music Fund is paving the way for outstanding artists

Mary Rose reopens

Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth will use investment from the Arts Council to digitise its archaeological archive.

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Theatre Alibi - Olive & The Dream Train. Photo © Steve Tanner 2. Flex Dance performance. Photo © TIN Arts 3. The Arts Council of Great Britain – 47th annual report and accounts 1991–92 4. Picnic at Longton Park in Stoke-on-Trent, 2013. Photo © Appetite / Andrew Billington 5. Bow Arts Open Studios '13. Photo © Ollie Harrop / Bow Arts Trust. 6. Shay Hooray, Rubberband Boy. Photo Kieron © Tovell 7. The Man Engine, pre-reveal. Image courtesy of Golden Tree Productions. 8. Reading Abbey Ruins. © Reading Borough Council 9. No Credit Displaying 10. Directors participating in Springboard, part of the Young Vic Directors Program. Photo © Helen Murray. 11. Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Image © Gareth Gardner 12. Koreless, the second Simple Harmonic Motion for 16 Percussionists by Memo Akten, Future Everything © Sebastian Matthes 13. Pitt Rivers Museum. Photo © University of Oxford. 14. Knowledge is Beautiful (cc) Creative Commons - 15. David Glowacki's 'Hidden Fields'. Photo © Paul Blakemore / Interactive Scientific Ltd. 16. Scattered by Motionhouse. Photo © Chris Nash / Motionhouse 17. Artificial things by Stopgap Dance Company. Photo © Chris Parkes 18. Travelling Light Youth Theatre end of term summer sharing 2015. Photo: Camilla Adams / Travelling Light Theatre Company. 19. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford