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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

Sisters present the gravity-defying Clockwork, Circus City 2015

Adventure into the thrilling world of Circus in Bristol this October

From 8 to 30 October Bristol will be alive with the sights and sounds of circus as the second edition of the exhilarating Circus City comes to town.    

Schools in south west receive boost for creative writing

Schools across the south west are to benefit from a programme of workshops by nationally …

Playing at the South Pole

Step into the page of a favourite book in new Oliver Jeffers exhibition opening in Cornwall

A magical and immersive 3D storytelling experience created by world-renowned children's author and illustrator Oliver …

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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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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