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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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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.
Online communities watch a creative journey into the history of planet earth
Visual arts programme in Plymouth awarded Ambition for Excellence funding
Doing Things Differently is a series of inspirational talks, practical workshops and ground-breaking performances that will have people celebrating, learning and talking about equality in the arts
The Architecture Centre in Bristol sees the culmination of a year marking their 20th anniversary with a month-long celebration of architecture and design through September.
Artist Mark Ware has been investigating how art can make us feel better with support from the Arts Council