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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

The South West has 81 National portfolio organisations, including one Bridge organisation, with an investment of £59.6million.  The South West has three Major partner museums with an investment of £9.3 million.  Total 2015-18 investment in these programmes in the South West is £69.1 million.

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

Latest news

News from the area

Boots at the Door, 2015, Theatre Royal Plymouth

Theatre Royal Plymouth premieres production by Armed Forces Community

A 19-strong cast of Armed Forces veterans, reservists, serving personnel and service family members will perform on stage in Plymouth this December in a unique production that they have helped to create.    

Image shows Woolacombe beach

Keeping a weather eye open at RAMM

A major exhibition at Exeter's Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery opening this weekend …

Picture shows an astronaut in a space suit seated in a control centre

An out-of-this-world virtual reading experience

Science fact and science fiction will collide with the launch of a new reading and …

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 Here and now

Here and now

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

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Thomas Lane, Bristol

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Press and media

For press and media enquiries only 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

Duty Press officer  (out of hours contact) Tel: 07595 091334

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