Arts Council England, South West
Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts in England, distributing public money from Government and the National Lottery.
Arts Council England works to get more art to more people in more places. We develop and promote the arts across England, acting as an independent body at arm’s length from government.
Between 2006 and 2008, we will invest £1.1 billion of public money from government and the National Lottery in supporting the arts. This is the bedrock of support for the arts in England.
We believe that the arts have the power to change lives and communities, and to create opportunities for people throughout the country.
Children and young people
The arts have an extraordinary power to deepen, broaden and transform the lives of children and young people. The country’s long-term aspirations as a creative economy depend on providing opportunities now for children and young people to participate in arts and creativity.
The arts and creativity are related to young people’s educational success and development. Key elements of our Children and Young People strategy include:
The young people’s Arts Award