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
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Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery have made a successful application for £4,175,000 to our large Capital Investment programme to support world class spaces for contemporary art in the new History Centre, planned to open in 2020.
Michelle Dickson on how we've simplified our Strategic Touring guidance
Festival of arts and culture returns to the seaside in Bournemouth
We have just published details of our budget for our next investment period, alongside guidance for applying to our National Portfolio