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
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.
Exhibition showing work by new and emerging designer-makers opens in Devon
Described by participants as “life changing” this year-long leadership programme is helping develop future leaders for the cultural sector. Interested? Apply now.
Virtual museum brings local heritage and history of Hampshire to life
Young children and those with additional needs get their first taste of theatre this December
Devonport Market Hall in Plymouth receives an award of £1 million in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement.