Arts Councils

Arts Council England

+44 (0)161 934 4317

The Hive, 49 Lever Street, Manchester, United Kingdom

Arts Council England works to get great art and culture to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich peopleÍs lives.

As the national development agency for the arts, they support a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, carnival to crafts.

Great art inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better.

Arts Council England is a distributor of public and National Lottery money in England.

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Cyngor Celfyddydau Cymru – Arts Council of Wales

+44 (0)84 5873 4900

Bute Place, Cardiff CF10, United Kingdom

Arts Council of Wales is responsible for funding and developing the arts in Wales.

Arts Council of Wales is an independent charity, established by Royal Charter in 1994. Its members are appointed by the Welsh Government’s Minister for Culture and Sport.

Our principal sponsor is the Welsh Government. We also distribute funding from the National Lottery and raise additional money where we can from a variety of public and private sector sources.

We are the country’s funding and development organisation for the arts.

Working together with the Welsh Government, we are able to show how the arts are helping to meet the Government’s policy ambitions.

Our staff members are based in Colwyn Bay, Carmarthen and Cardiff Bay.

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Arts Council of Northern Ireland

+44 (0)28 9262 3555

1 The Sidings, Lisburn, United Kingdom

From theatre and literature to art in the community, Arts Council of Northern Ireland (ACNI) works in partnership with hundreds of artists, arts organisations and venues.

Art has the ability to reach across boundaries, inspiring, teaching and bringing people together.

That’s why ACNI believes in placing ‘Art at the Heart’ because we know that art makes a difference.

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Creative Scotland

+44 (0)33 0333 2000

Waverley Gate, 2-4 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG


Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

We enable people and organisations to work in and experience the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland by helping others to develop great ideas and bring them to life. We distribute funding from the Scottish Government and the National Lottery.

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