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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
We’re investing £4.6 million to help embed diversity within England’s arts and cultural sector, from its senior leadership to the artistic work being produced.
Arts Council England has announced new appointments to three of the five Area Councils, which play a crucial role in both local and national decision-making.
Michael Trainor on how LeftCoast in Blackpool is helping the local community to get involved in the town’s art and cultural life
A arts in libraries project in St Helens has been crowned the UK's favourite arts project in the 2016 National Lottery awards
140 projects will collectively receive a total of £17.5 million investment to help attract more private giving
£415,000 international funding awarded to four North organisations