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Combined arts

Mandinga Arts performing at the Thames Fetival's Night Carnival, 2008

The way many artists want to work – and audiences to engage.


Dance plays a key part in contemporary culture


At its core is the book and the page, yet even the written word is in flux


Music has never before been so universally available…


Forced Entertainment. Photo: Hugo Glendinning

English theatre has astonishing variety and is admired worldwide

Visual arts

Seizure, Roger Hiorns

Encourages us to think about our place in the world in new ways

Each artform has its own distinctive qualities: our definitions are contemporary, open to new trends in emerging - and sometimes challenging - arts practice.


Touring is one of the most flexible and creative ways of bringing live performance to people. Art, artists and audiences are all developed through touring.

We fund touring work so that people across the country have the opportunity to see and experience great art. Find out more on our touring page.