How arts and culture supports people with dementia across the south west
Welcome to the South West, a region of contrasts.
The South west has a long history of producing world-class artists and cultural organisations, known for the strength of its theatre-making, for its artists and craftmakers, for leading digital and creative media practice and for the dazzling explosion of carnival and outdoor art each year.
There is a vibrant year-long programme of art and culture that ranges from large-scale outdoor festivals to small neighbourhood projects, from theatres, producers and galleries with international reputations to those working with their local communities or behind the scenes to develop the talent of the future.
The South West is home to 80 National Portfolio Organisations, including one Bridge organisation, with an investment of £59.6 million. The South West has three Major Partner Museums with an investment of £9.3 million. Total 2015–18 investment in these programmes in the South West is £69.1 million. We also invest in artists and art organisations in the South West through Grants for the Arts, our open access funding programme for arts activities.
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- Visiting the South West office? Here's how to find us. And download a handout on how to access our office.
- Got a media enquiry? Contact our South West Communications team.
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Our investment at work: South West case studies
Latest news from the South West
A new report into private philanthropy, donations from trusts and foundations and sponsorship in the arts and culture sector.
Libraries in Gloucestershire will be developing the creative skills of children and young people through an ambitious new programme called the Art of Libraries.
A new stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr Fox will premiere at the Nuffield Southampton this Christmas before setting off on a major UK Tour.
Arts and cultural sector’s engagement with environmental sustainability is reducing carbon emissions and saving money
Arts hub in South Bristol open a new photography exhibition to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
Scary Little Girls are bringing comedy, drama, music and storytelling to Cornish libraries this autumn.