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Investing in talent: Paul Cummins

Paul Cummins' artworks have caught the attention of people the world over. Here, we look back at his career, from buying his first kiln to being awarded an MBE, and …

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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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Photograph from the 2014 Festival of Imagineers showing Acrojou performing

Expect the unexpected at Coventry’s 2015 Festival of Imagineers

Audiences should expect the unexpected at Coventry’s 2015 Festival of Imagineers with opportunities for people to watch, try, create and take part in a mix of free activities and events celebrating the possibilities of art, engineering and imagination. 

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Six-figure investment to support Midlands artists to showcase work overseas

Five arts organisations from Hereford, Derby, Leicester and Nottingham, are set to benefit from an …

Derby’s festival of theatre is all set to take off this summer

DEparture Lounge, Derby Theatre’s summer festival of fresh, new and exciting theatre is set to …

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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