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Interview with visual artist Chris Clinton

Chris Clinton is a visual artist living and working in the West Midlands. Two of his reworked corkboards, 'Spiderman' and 'Nascar #29 Kevin Hardwick", have recently been purchased by the Arts Council Collection, …

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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Latest news

News from the area

Artist impression of Sinfonia Viva's new mobile stage and inflatable auditorium

Derby’s classical orchestra launches new mobile venue

This July, Sinfonia Viva Orchestra, one of Arts Council England's National Portfolio organisations, will unveil its brand new mobile venue with a series of free concerts at Derby’s Cathedral Green.

Image from Album 31 by Sophy Rickett and Bettina von Zwehl

New work by Sophy Rickett and Bettina von Zwehl explores historical and contemporary photo archives

This summer the Library of Birmingham is premiering the work of artists Sophy Rickett and …

Photograph of Asian Youth Theatre at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry

Celebrating 50 years of Theatre in Education at Coventry’s Belgrade

Fifty years ago a citywide experiment became an international movement when Theatre in Education was …

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 …

Front page of Arts Council Plan 2011-15

Arts Council Plan 2011-15

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

Front page of Igniting Ambition Festival 2011

Igniting Ambition Festival 2011

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

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