Case studies

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We invest in projects the length and breadth of England to help us achieve our mission of great art and culture for everyone. Browse our case studies and get the story behind some of our funded projects below.

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What a fabulous way to bring the villagers together...they are still talking about the wonderful evening they had.  Thank you for the opportunity to bring life to our lovely village hall again.  It was just what we needed.

Taking arts and culture to the heart of rural communities: AIR in G

30 June 2016 / Case study

In the South West, almost one-third of the population live in rural settlements and there are more people living in villages, hamlets and isolated dwellings than in any other English region – almost one in five of the region’s total population. Many rural communities face particular challenges – social, geographic, economic – that mean people have very limited access to professional work. Touring is fundamental to opening up these opportunities and National portfolio organisation AIR in G runs the rural touring scheme in Gloucestershire.

A group of men and women looking off into the distance in Derby Theatre's production of Solace of the Road

Making theatre people relate to

02 May 2016 / Case study

Following a major piece of research and analysis of its local communities, Derby Theatre put a new plan in place to get more people enjoying its productions.

A man holds a pop-up book open in a library.

Animating libraries with theatre

13 April 2016 / Case study

Supported by our funding, The Spark Arts in Leicester is getting children and their families enjoying theatre at local libraries.