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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
Some of Winchester’s oldest residents have shared their life stories to shape an unusual new theatre performance
Hampshire-born artist Beth Davis-Hofbauer has created an immersive installation that she hopes will reduce the stigma associated with mental health problems.
A surreal model village experience arrives at Devonport Guildhall, the latest stop on a six-month national tour supported through Grants for the arts
An award from our Ambition for Excellence programme will support Extraordinary Bodies’ vision of becoming the national integrated circus company of the UK, based in the South West.
16 museums and cultural organisations set to receive a total of £2,538,690 through the Museum resilience fund.
A groundbreaking collaborative curating project in Plymouth has been shortlisted in the 2016 National Lottery Arts Award.