Arts Council England is investing £17.5 million of National Lottery funds in Creative People and Places projects across England. These projects will create arts experiences for, by and with local communities where people tend to engage less with arts and culture.
A total of 12 projects are receiving funding, nine of which are based in locations brand new to the Creative People and Places network.
Three million people have taken part in Creative People and Places projects across 21 different locations since 2012. These projects have already worked with over 800 local partners to put creativity at the heart of the community, including a haulage firm and housing association.
In recognition of the incredibly strong applications received for Creative People and Places in this round, Arts Council England agreed to allocate an additional £5 million to the budget from our National Lottery contingency, helping more people in more places benefit from this programme.