£109 million funding for South West arts

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Arts Council England announced that 103 organisations in the South West will be in the National Portfolio for 2018-22, receiving around £109million in funding over the four years.

This investment will give more people in more places across the South West the opportunity to experience exciting art and culture on their doorstep.

The South West at a glance:


National Portfolio organisations for 2018-22, compared to 86 in the 2015-18 portfolio


organisations joining the portfolio


organisations receiving additional funding that reflects a significant extension to their programme


organisations receiving funding at the same level as their 2017-18 award


applications to join the 2018-22 National Portfolio received in the South West

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The 29 organisations joining the portfolio in the South West are:

  • A Space Arts

  • Action Hero

  • Arts & Heritage, Plymouth City Council (Plymouth History Centre)

  • Borough of Pool Museum Service

  • Burton Art Gallery and Museum

  • Chapel Arts Studios

  • Create Gloucestershire

  • Create Studios Digital Media CIC

  • Diverse City

  • Doorstep Arts


  • Libraries Unlimited South West

  • OpenUp Music

  • Paraorchestra and Friends

  • Plymouth Culture

  • Plymouth Music Zone

  • Proteus Theatre Company

  • Real Idea Organisation CIC (Ocean Studios)

  • Somerset Art Works

  • Southampton City Council (Southampton Museums)

  • ss Great Britain Trust

  • St Pauls Carnival (Bristol) CIC

  • Strike A Light

  • Take A Part CIC

  • The Spring Arts & Heritage Centre

  • The Tank Museum

  • The Theatre Orchard

  • Wise Children

  • Zoie Logic Dance Theatre