Arts Council England
Arts and culture at the heart of Great Places
16 places across England will collectively receive £20 million to put arts and culture at the heart of their communities.
This investment is part of the Great Place Scheme – a National Lottery-funded programme to ensure that investment in arts and culture also has the biggest possible impact on local economies, jobs, education, community cohesion and health and wellbeing.
It also aims to persuade local councils, civic organisations and businesses to invest in and put culture at the heart of their thinking.
The 16 places to successfully bid for funding are spread across England, including Barnsley, Great Yarmouth, Gloucester and Walthamstow.
The projects have high ambitions for their local areas. Among other activities, they plan to:
- explore new ways to include arts, culture and heritage in the provision of local education and health services
- research the contribution made by arts, culture and heritage to local economies
- pilot new ways of financing cultural organisations
- develop local strategies that maximise the community benefit of local arts, culture and heritage
- help people working in arts, culture and heritage to build networks and increase their skills
The Great Place Scheme is a joint initiative by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England, using funds raised from the National Lottery.
Latest News from
Arts Council England
Theatre Hullabaloo opens children’s theatre in Darlington14/12/2017 10:20:00
A new venue specially designed for young people and their families in the North East opened to the public on Tuesday 12 December.
Early Christmas present of Treasures worth £40 million for the nation13/12/2017 13:20:00
Arts Council England yesterday published the 2016/17 Cultural Gifts Scheme and Acceptance in Lieu annual report.
Introducing our new National Council Members06/12/2017 12:25:00
The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, yesterday announced our new National Council members; including the youngest member ever, 26-year-old George the Poet.
Our response to the Mendoza Review15/11/2017 09:20:00
Arts Council England welcomes the publication of the Mendoza Review by DCMS.