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NEW INVESTMENT: We’ve announced £3.9 million funding for 30 innovative projects to help tackle disadvantage in libraries across England [ Link ]

Literacy, coding and soft play: opportunities for everyone in our life-changing libraries | Arts Council England
We're investing £20 million in 16 places across England, to help them put arts and culture at the heart of their community, local economy, health & wellbeing and future plans:

Arts and culture at the heart of Great Places | Arts Council England
Artonik’s The Colour of Time performed in Luton.
Image © Ben Hodson
Guys! Over on Instagram we reached 10,000 followers. For behind the scenes shots, takeovers and more, follow us here:
International Women’s Day 2017 calls on the masses to help forge a better working and more gender inclusive world. Here at the Arts Council we have brought together some photographs of our National Lottery funded projects that celebrate women in the arts.
#ACEsupported #culturematters #BeBoldForChange
'A Certain Kind of Light' is an Arts Council Collection National Partner Exhibition at Towner Art Gallery.

A Certain Kind of Light explores how artists have responded to light, its materiality, transience and effect. The exhibition brings together artworks that reflect the relationship between light and a wide range of themes from brightness, colour and perception to transformation,...
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SICK! Festival is a celebration of life, death and survival – exploring subjects that are hugely important to us all.

Supported through our National Lottery funded Grants for the Arts programme, the festival returns 8-25 March with events across Manchester and Salford, and 20-25 March in Brighton. The wide-ranging programme features theatre, dance, comedy, discussion, film, and visual art...
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Did you see that #Hull2017 announced its second and third seasons for City of Culture yesterday? Including 42 new commissions and world premieres, 24 festivals and 13 new exhibitions among hundreds of events from April to the end of September. You can still catch Blade - the largest single-cast product in the world, measuring 75 metres long, 3.5m in diameter at the root and weighing 25 tonnes...
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Some happy news this Monday morning. We've just announced £1.4 million of The National Lottery investment in projects to bring engaging, high-quality arts and culture to older people across England.

Find out more here: [ Link ] & watch this film about the difference arts and culture makes to older people...
"Hello, would you like me to write a poem about you?" - The life of an Arts Council-funded door-to-door poet:

The door-to-door poet, Best of Today - BBC Radio 4
Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

"Love wins" - Luton Culture, 'As You Change' (2016)
The National Lottery Awards are OPEN!

If you know an incredible project that deserves national recognition, enter them in the National Lottery Awards- the annual search to find the nations favourite Lottery-funded projects.

No matter how big or small the project you have in mind, go to and give them the chance to receive nationwide acclaim!

You have until 7 April to enter, so don’t...
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National Lottery Awards 2017 - Enter Now!

The National Lottery Awards are an annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery Funded projects. Entry is free and easy - visit http://www.lotterygoodcau...

Today we say farewell and THANK YOU to our outgoing Chair, Sir Peter Bazalgette.

We've marked his departure by adding this amazing new artwork, 'The Crowning' by Yinka Shonibare, to the Arts Council Collection.

Watch his leaving lecture on arts, culture and empathy here: [ Link ]
NEW ON OUR BLOG: "Evaluation is always going to require the investment of time and energy, but when we work together on it the results can be stronger."

Laura Venning from The Reading Agency tells us how we can all get better at evaluating projects if we share what we learn...

Evaluation matters | Arts Council England
On Holocaust Memorial Day, discover how the National Holocaust Centre have used our Digital R&D fund to find a way to keep survivors stories alive forever.

Digital technology lets Holocaust survivors share their stories forever | Arts Council England
Delighted to announce that one million children across England have now benefited from access to arts & culture through our Artsmark award scheme. #ACEsupported

One million children across England have benefitted from access to arts and culture through Artsmark | Artsmark
We're supporting Independent Venue Week, which will see gigs in 148 venues over the next 7 days. Plan to get involved? Find the nearest one to you here Already decided? Let us know which gig you're heading to by commenting below!

Independent Venue Week
Light up the North is a network of seven outdoor light festivals that take place in the North of England. Initiated by the Arts Council and coordinated by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, they are: Illuminating York, Light Night Leeds, Light up Lancaster, Lumiere (Durham), Lightpool (Blackpool), Lightwaves (Quays Culture, Salford) and Enchanted Parks (Gateshead). Aims of the network include...
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