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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.

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News from the area

L-R: Simon Armstrong (Project Director, Grosvenor Developments), Sam Hodges (Director of Nuffield), Jill Low, Phil Gibby (Area Director, South West, Arts Council England), Cllr Simon Letts (Leader of Southampton City Council)

Southampton’s new arts complex set to be ‘a shining beacon’

National portfolio organisation Nuffield has been confirmed as the operating company for Southampton's new arts complex at a topping out to ceremony to mark the completion of the building's structure.    

Montage of images from Redcliffe including St Mary Redcliffe, a tram, buildings and Balttle of Britain planes

Bristol’s surprising history brought to life in new community play

acta, the Bristol theatre organisation that provides arts opportunities to excluded communities, is premiering a …

Image of The Remix, Disabled Dance company

Grants for the arts awards support disabled artists across south west

Arts Council England's National Lottery funded Grants for the arts awards are supporting a range …

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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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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