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The South West is a region of contrasts, with 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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Explore our work in the South West
Ten metre mechanical puppet embarks on historic journey across Cornwall and Devon
Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth will use investment from the Arts Council to digitise its archaeological archive.
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
Dance Republic 2’s festival of landscape and dance returns to Cornwall this summer
Interactive theatre performance that re-creates life in the trenches