How donations & sponsorship are helping cultural organisations in the North

Arts and culture in this country thrive on a mixed funding model of which donations and sponsorship are a very important element.

Two of the Arts Council’s National portfolio organisations in Greater Manchester have recently received significant financial investment of this nature – the Hallé Orchestra through sponsorship and The Lowry from two donations. Continue reading

New Research Grants Programme now open for applications

The Arts Council have just launched their new Research Grants Programme, which aims to provide opportunities for the arts sector to engage in collaborative research to explore in depth the impact that arts and culture can have on the cultural, social, educational and economic landscape. We want this work to enhance the existing evidence base. Continue reading

Create: A journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture

Next week, the Arts Council will publish Create: A journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture.

The publication features a series of thought-provoking pieces from a wide range of contributors about the world we live in and the role that arts and culture play in education, economy, health, and our hopes as a society. Continue reading

The North receives over £2 million in Museum development funds

Nine museum development providers across the country will receive around £3 million a year through Museum development fund. The fund aims to provide a national network of professional advice to all museums, particularly smaller museums. The recipients’ priority will be to improve the sustainability and resilience of the museums sector thereby helping to maximise benefits to audiences and communities.  Continue reading

North benefits from over £8.5 million in Strategic touring funds

The Arts Council £45 million Strategic touring programme targets areas with a low level of art engagement and supports the goal of achieving great art and culture for everyone. It is designed to encourage collaboration between organisations, so that more people across England experience and are inspired by the arts, particularly in places which rely on touring for much of their arts and cultural encounters.

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Arts Council announces funding of over £211 million for organisations in the North

The North contains some of England’s most exciting and ambitious arts and cultural organisations working to push forward artistic practice, to engage audiences and participants and to collaborate with other organisations nationally and internationally Continue reading

The North benefits from over £1 million in Strategic touring funding

Four organisations in the North have been awarded funding in the thirteenth round of our Strategic touring programme.The programme aims to give more people across the country better access to quality work across a range of venues.

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Three organisations in the North receive Strategic touring funding

Oriental Arts, the Just So Festival and Pendle Leisure Trust have been awarded funding through the twelfth round of the Arts Council’s Strategic touring programme. The Strategic touring programme aims to give more people across the country better access to quality work across a range of venues. Continue reading

£1.5 million awarded to museums in the North

Eleven museums in the North have been awarded funding through our Renaissance Strategic support fund and three museums have been awarded Designation Development funds. Both programmes are part of the Arts Council’s total investment approach to museums for 2015-18. Continue reading