In 2004, whilst participating in a Cape Farewell Arctic expedition, artist Alex Hartley discovered Nyskjæret, an island in the Norwegian High Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. The island had been revealed …
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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.
Find out more
- read the Arts Council Plan 2011-15
- we have published Achieving great art for everyone, our 10-year strategic framework for the arts
- find out about our new National portfolio funding programme for arts organisations in England
- read our latest newsletter
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National portfolio funding
To see a list of National portfolio organisations in the South West, browse our interactive map.