We supported Birmingham-based Punch Records to take four UK-based artists back to their homelands to discover their musical roots. These are their stories.
The Midlands is a place of creativity, industry and innovation, with a rich artistic and cultural heritage.
It's home to a mix of ambitious art and cultural organisations, from internationally acclaimed companies to grass-roots organisations inspiring creativity in local communities.
All the world’s a stage
The Royal Shakespeare Company has had big plans to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death across the Midlands and beyond.Find out more
Across the Midlands, the Arts Council invests in 82 National Portfolio organisations and four Major Partners Museums. We also support two Bridge organisations, Arts Connect and The Mighty Creatives, who help connect children and young people to great art and culture.
Our total investment in these programmes in 2015–18 stands at £184.4 million. We also invest in local artists and cultural organisations through Grants for the Arts, our open access funding programme.
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Our investment at work: Midlands case studies
Our Strategic Touring fund has been helping Warwickshire's Motionhouse take its energetic outdoor dance performances to more places in England.
Supported by our funding, Nottingham Playhouse has created a touring micro-theatre to make plays more enjoyable for young people with autism.
Explore our work in the Midlands
A new report into private philanthropy, donations from trusts and foundations and sponsorship in the arts and culture sector.
Three organisations across England receive funding in round 12 of our Ambition for Excellence programme
Arts and cultural sector’s engagement with environmental sustainability is reducing carbon emissions and saving money
Sir Peter Bazalgette, gave a major speech to the Creative Industries Federation examining the relationship between governance, business and the creative and cultural sector.
Creating a new production of a Shakespeare class has given these young people the chance to learn from professional dancers and musicians.
Motionhouse’s energetic outdoor dance performances are bringing high-quality art to more places in England.