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The North is well known for its cultural heritage. It has world-class collections and architecture and is home to some of England’s most exciting and ambitious art and cultural organisations.
Encompassing the North East, North West and Yorkshire, the North is home to 186 National Portfolio Organisations and eight Major Partner Museums, including three Bridge organisations. Total investment in these programmes for 2015–18 stands at £239.8 million. We also invest in artists and art organisations in the North through Grants for the Arts, our open-access funding programme for art activities.
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Explore our work in the North
Two North organisations receive Ambition for Excellence funding
Dance Consortium is bringing one of Americas’ most popular dance companies to cities across England.
Arts Council England and the Forestry Commission sign Memorandum of Understanding
With the help of our Strategic Touring programme, theatre performances will be presented in pubs, sports clubs and other non-traditional venues in the North.
Placemaking and international collaborations supported through Ambition for Excellence
Live-streamed portrait drawing events with award-winning disabled artist Tanya Raabe-Webber will consider how our diversity makes us who we are as humans.