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Published: Fri, June 30, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

ACE announces National Portfolio arts organisations for 2018-22

ACE announces National Portfolio arts organisations for 2018-22

Dance Consortium, a group of 19 large-scale venues located across the United Kingdom, has been successful in its application to remain an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) for 2018 - 2022. We look forward to continuing to work with the Point to further develop their role as a cultural hub for the people of Eastleigh and much further afield.'Check These Out!

Theatre company Red Ladder has been readmitted to Arts Council England's national portfolio after being dropped in the last round. John Hansard Gallery will receive a substantial increase on its current investment to support its move to a new site in the city centre. Our investment will support inventive, pioneering arts organisations, a range of museums and arts activity in libraries.

Peter Knott, area director, Arts Council England said: "Curve is at the heart of Leicester's thriving cultural scene and plays a vital part in the local creative economy, producing great theatre that entertains and inspires us, and we're delighted to be investing in their work over the next four years".

A total of £409m will be available for the National Portfolio each year between 2018-22, including £341m of grant-in-aid and £68m of National Lottery funding; this is an increase of £37m per annum on the previous investment period (2015-18).

Aside from the Big Four, organisations losing funds include the University Of Oxford and University Of Cambridge museums, Bristol Museums, and the Hampstead Theatre whose artistic director, Edward Hall, said that the 14 per cent cut (to bring it in line with other similarly sized theatres) "swings a wrecking ball" into its future plans, reports the Telegraph.

Dixon said the company meant to further its touring work as it returns to being a national portfolio organisation, taking new writing into communities with traditionally low engagement.

Southampton's culture chief Councillor Satvir Kaur, inset, said: "The council continues to work closely with partners to ensure culture is supported in the city, not only as a driver of economic growth and tourism, but also as something that can enhance the lives of the city's residents". "Using its resources, technical skills and expertise and extensive global networks, Factory aims to play a generous central role in supporting the development of the regional arts and cultural infrastructure". "All of our National Portfolio organisations will play an essential role in reaching more people, developing local, national and worldwide talent, and making where they're based great places to live, work and visit".

The National Theatre will receive less funding per year.

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