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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

A still from Sons and Mothers, part of the Oska Bright Film Festival

Oska Bright Film Festival 2015: challenging the status quo in film

The Oska Bright Film Festival returns 9-11 November 2015, providing a platform for the very best international films made by and starring people with learning disabilities. Alongside the film showcase, the festival also programmes a range of debates and discussions designed to challenge the status quo.    

Libraries across the South East and East of England to receive £863,792 to provide free WiFi to users

Fifteen local authorities across the South East and East of England have received a combined …

Canterbury Festival - 2014 Parade

Canterbury Festival 2015 – Building Excellence in the Arts from the Ground Up

Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation Canterbury Festival is returning this year between 17-31 October with …

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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