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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A man and woman taking part in one of the meetings arrange by South East Dance's Ambassador Programme

New ambassador scheme helps South East Dance to reach new audiences

04 April 2016 / Case study

Dance pieces can be exciting, varied and dynamic, but they can also be quite challenging. The more abstract the piece, the more difficult it can be for new audiences to appreciate and enjoy the work in front of them. South East Dance found this can create a barrier to future attendance.

Children creating costumes for a new play

Inspiring the next generation of theatre makers

13 January 2016 / Case study

Two theatre companies teamed up to give children in the West Midlands a unique look at life in the theatre. The year-long project has inspired creativity and helped build practical skills.

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Plymouth Cultural Education Partnership

24 November 2015 / Case study

As the South West’s bridge organisation, Real Ideas Organisation has supported the beginnings of a Cultural Education Partnership in Plymouth