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Our South East Area covers Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, East Sussex, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey and West Sussex.

The South East has 69 National portfolio organisations*, including three Bridge organisations**, with an investment of £89million

The South East has four Major partner museums with an investment of £14.4 million

There are three Bridge organisations in the South East

Total 2015-18 investment in these programmes in the South East is £103.5 million

*National portfolio organisations include those organisations previously referred to as National youth music organisations.

**Norfolk and Norwich Festival is counted twice as they are funded as a National portfolio organisation and separately as a Bridge organisation.

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National portfolio funding

Browse our interactive map to view National portfolio organisations in the South East Area.

Latest news

News from the area

Towner Art Gallery

Towner Art Gallery chosen to bring outstanding works from the Arts Council Collection to the South East

Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne is to host a series of exhibitions drawn from the Arts Council Collection following its successful application to the Arts Council's National Partners Fund.    

Link Ensemble performance 21 November, 2015

“Is cheese an instrument?” – Link Ensemble takes new approach to musical creation

Link Ensemble, an innovative project by Britten Sinfonia, has highlighted the important role music can …

LIFTED, a choral performance in a lift by Emily Peasgood

LIFTED challenges preconceptions around what makes a performance space

LIFTED, a new choral installation, is set to answer the eternal question of 'how many …

Latest publications

Sustaining Great Art: 2012-2015

At the end of the third year of the partnership between Arts Council England and Julie's Bicycle, this report presents the results of environmental reporting and shows how the arts and culture sector is increasingly choosing to take positive action.

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 Escalator East to Edinburgh 2011

Escalator East to Edinburgh 2011

A brochure detailing all the artists and companies from the East of England performing at Edinburgh …

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Press and media

For press and media enquiries contact:

Natalie Jones
(South East Area out of hours contact)
Area Senior Manager, Advocacy & Communications
Phone: 020 7268 9649
Mobile: 07850 910 430

Nick Tapper
Officer, Communications
Phone: 020 7268 9653
Mobile: 07872 417 800

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