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
During 2017, the Arts Council and our UK Accreditation Partners will be undertaking a light-touch review of certain aspects of the Museum Accreditation scheme.
Described by participants as “life changing” this year-long leadership programme is helping develop future leaders for the cultural sector. Interested? Apply now.
Together with Birmingham City Council, we are investing £500,000 in 13 arts and community organisations in Aston and Newtown in Birmingham.
New artworks by emerging artists will be going on display at major arts venues as New Art West Midlands returns for its fifth year.
Freefall Arts have been using music and film to open the door onto the past lives of four counties in the Midlands.
A new report into private philanthropy, donations from trusts and foundations and sponsorship in the arts and culture sector.