Borderlines programme is gaining national attention for its work in the community
Welcome to the North.
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.
Diversity and Creative Case NORTH
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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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Latest news from the North
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.
A gallery in Liverpool are celebrating their 40th birthday in 'style' with a new exhibition
Darren Henley blogs about why Hull City of Culture is set to be one of the highlights of 2017…
How Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums used a process of a research and consultation to transform the way they think about diversity
A new report into private philanthropy, donations from trusts and foundations and sponsorship in the arts and culture sector.