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Our South West office covers the counties of Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire and Somerset, and the unitary authorities of Bath & North East Somerset, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly, Isle of Wight, North Somerset, Plymouth, Poole, Portsmouth, South Gloucestershire, Southampton, Swindon, Torbay and Wiltshire.

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National portfolio funding

To see a list of National portfolio organisations in the South West, browse our interactive map.

Latest news

News from the area

John Ross will be hosted by Swindon Dance

Six organisations in the south west to host Fellowships for the BBC Performing Arts Fund

The BBC Performing Arts Fund has announced that it is awarding Fellowships of £10,000 each to 32 individuals designated Ones To Watch for 2015 and six organisations in the south west have been selected to host a Fellow in the year ahead.

Drawing of the Suspension Bridge, signed and dated 1829 by Brunel (by courtesy of the Brunel Institute – a collaboration of the ss Great Britain Trust and the University of Bristol.

Brunel's ss Great Britain and National Brunel Collection awarded Designated Status by Arts Council England

Bristol's iconic award-winning cultural landmark and museum Brunel's ss Great Britain has been added to Arts …

Head shot image of new Director Ben Borthwick

Cultural organisations in Plymouth launch new phone app

A new phone app that promises to be 'the ultimate guide to Plymouth's art and …

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.

Front page of Here and now

Here and now

During the past four years, a number of surveys, audits and studies have reviewed Disability …

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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Regularly funded organisations

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Third Floor, St Thomas Court
Thomas Lane, Bristol

51.45153, -2.58902

Press and media

For press and media enquiries contact:

 (out of hours contact)
Senior Officer, Advocacy and Communications
Office: 0117 989 7777   Mobile: 07989 430881

Lucy Williams 
Officer, Advocacy and Communications
Office: 0117 989 7754   Mobile: 07872 416685



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