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We champion, develop and invest in great art and culture for everyone. Want to find out more about who we are and what we do? Watch the video...

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Jacqueline Green in Alvin Ailey’s Cry. Photo © Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater / Paul Kolnik 2. Old Furnace Coalbrookdale, lit as part of the Cultural Olympiad 2008. Photo © Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust 3. Digital Utopia: Digital R&D Fund for the Arts Event at HeartnSoul. Photo © Digital R&D Fund for the Arts / Nesta. 4. Flex Dance performance. Photo © TIN Arts 5. David Glowacki's 'Hidden Fields'. Photo © Paul Blakemore / Interactive Scientific Ltd. 6. Theatre Alibi - Olive & The Dream Train. Photo © Steve Tanner 7. A Musical Rumpus: A Fairy Queen in the Forest at Spitalfields Music Summer Festival. Photo © James Berry & Spitalfields Music 8. Artificial Things by Stopgap Dance Company © Photo Chris Parkes 9. Grass Men Bristol Biennial 2014. Photo © Ashley Peevor 10. Underwater images of Balbir Singh Dance Company’s Syncronised. Photo © Maya De Almeida Araujo / Balbir Singh Dance Company 11. Maudits Sonnants by Transe Express Company at Birmingham Weekender 2015. Photo © Andrew Fox / Birmingham Weekender 12. Gecko Theatre: Institute. Photo © Richard Haughton 13. Scattered by Motionhouse. Photo © Chris Nash / Motionhouse