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BE FESTIVAL: A passport to European theatre

Since 2010, Birmingham’s BE FESTIVAL has been bringing the best of European theatre to audiences in the West Midlands and beyond. Here, Co-Directors Isla Aguilar and Miguel Oyarzun share how …

Our Midlands office covers Birmingham, Coventry, Derbyshire, Dudley, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, part of Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Sandwell, Shropshire, Solihull, Staffordshire, Stoke-on-Trent, Walsall, Warwickshire, Wolverhampton, and Worcestershire.

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National portfolio funding

The Midlands has 84 National portfolio organisations, including two Bridge organisations, with an investment of £173.9million and four Major partner museums with an investment of £10.5 million.

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Spectacular weekend of free arts and entertainment at the Birmingham Weekender

This September, Birmingham’s major arts organisations are coming together to stage an ambitious weekend of free outdoor art and culture across the city, supported by Arts Council England and Birmingham City Council.  

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International artists take to the streets of Stoke-on-Trent for the Big Feast

French acrobats, Portuguese contemporary dancers and swing bands playing Madchester scene dance tunes, are set …

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Festival800 to celebrate the Magna Carta’s past and present

Supported by Arts Council England, Festival 800 will bring together an exciting line-up of artists, …

Latest publications

London 2012 Cultural Olympiad in the East Midlands

This year's Igniting Ambition Legacy Trust UK programme is greater in scope and reach than ever before. It has received significant support from Arts Council England and the ERDF. Major contributions have also been made by Arts Council England to strands such as Artists Taking the Lead, Unlimited, Stories of …

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Arts Council Plan 2011-15

This Plan sets out what we will do to deliver our Achieving great art for …

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Igniting Ambition Festival 2011

Igniting Ambition Festival 2011 - Connecting Communities showcases a diverse range of projects that are …

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