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Commonword and the 6th Cultureword National Black Writers Conference

The work of the publisher and Arts Council national portfolio organisation Commonword supports the first goal of our strategic framework, that of supporting an artistically-led approach to diversity in the arts. …

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Artwork from Families who Foster project

The Customs House helps children in foster care achieve Arts Awards

The Customs House, an Arts Council National portfolio organisation based in South Shields, has been working with partners to engage children who are in foster care. Although schools offer some arts provision, many children coming into foster care have had very little experience of the arts.  

Terriers - Royal Court Liverpool Trust

Organisations in the North receive £679,243 in Strategic Touring funding

Seven organisations in the North have been successful in the latest round of the Arts …

Museums at Night 2015

Museums at Night returns 13-16 May

Museums at Night, the biannual UK-wide festival which attracts visitors into museums, galleries and heritage …

Latest publications

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 everyone goals and priorities over the years 2011-15.

New Cultural Destinations

Our mission at the Arts Council is to get great art to everyone – to …

Responses to the Digital Britain interim report

In January 2009, the Government published Digital Britain, a plan to secure Britain’s place at …

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