How We Are Funded


The Arts Council England

Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.

They support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

Between 2011 and 2015, they will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery to help create experiences for as many people as possible across the country. Government funding is received from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

They invest money from government and the National Lottery in arts and culture across England. This funds a wide range of activities – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, crafts to collections; and helps achieve their mission of Great art and culture for everyone.

Find out more by visiting The Arts Council England’s website.

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Royal Opera House Bridge

Funded by the Arts Council England, Royal Opera House Bridge is based in Purfleet, Essex and works across Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and North Kent.

Royal Opera House is one of ten national ‘Bridges’ that work across England to connect children and young people with great art and culture. Working directly with professionals in the Arts, Culture and Education sector they help support and strengthen networks and opportunities, through investment and advocacy.

 Find out more by visiting the Royal Opera House Bridge’s website

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