Discover how our plan funds and develops a thriving art and culture ecology
Combined arts cover a range of organisations, artists and companies that work across multiple artforms.
Combined arts in the National Portfolio
182 combined arts organisations currently receive regular Arts Council funding as part of our National Portfolio.Find out more
In 2014–15 we invested £162.4 million in these organisations and individuals. They include festivals, carnivals, arts centres and presenting venues, rural touring networks and agencies.
We want to offer audiences new experiences through high quality, ambitious art in a variety of spaces.
We invest in high quality work for outdoor spaces, festivals and carnivals. We also support these organisations to create networks and partnerships, alongside developing talent hubs to create the next generation of artists.
We hope that this will provide more opportunities for a wide range of people (including children and young people) to get involved with creating and experiencing art and culture.
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Latest news, blog posts and case studies
Following the success of the first festival in 2015, Birmingham Weekender ’17 hosts an exciting programme packed with new commissions, pop-up theatre and workshops.
A bumper three-day fiesta of arts, crafts and creativity starts this weekend
Take a look at our blog on continuing international collaboration following the triggering of Article 50.
A huge cultural celebration is to take place in the city of Liverpool.
Four projects across the country will receive more than £2.3 million from our latest round of Ambition for Excellence
STAND UP STAND OUT - Bristol to showcase international and home grown live artists this February