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
Greenwich+Docklands International Festival - London’s largest festival of outdoor arts celebrates its 21st birthday with 6 world premieres, 5 UK premieres and 12 London premieres
In a wonderful collision of energy, fun, skill - and often incredible balance - Imagine Watford returns to the town’s streets this June.
Ten metre mechanical puppet embarks on historic journey across Cornwall and Devon
Five questions with...Mark Ball, Artistic Director of LIFT, about cultural connections and ‘the heat and light’ of the festival.
Placemaking and international collaborations supported through Ambition for Excellence
Åshild Andrea Brekke from Arts Council Norway writes about her recent visit to Arts Council England