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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Making Stoke-on-Trent a home for arts and culture

16 April 2015 / Case study

Over the last three years, we’ve invested around £9 million of Grant in Aid, and money from the National Lottery, in Stoke-on-Trent and neighbouring Newcastle-under-Lyme

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How art and culture is helping patients at Derby Hospital

16 October 2014 / Case study

An engaging and inspiring hospital environment has a positive impact on patients’ wellbeing. That’s just what the Air Arts programme brings to Derby Hospital’s patients and visitors. Over the last seven years, people have benefited from the art exhibitions and live music performances around the corridors and public spaces

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How a Liverpool dance company lifted spirits of people with dementia

08 August 2014 / Case study

Art does more than simply entertain. It enables us to connect with people. Dance company Chaturangan used their new project, Fleeting Moments, to involve people living with dementia in every aspect of their work. Our funding helped the company design performances through which audiences could participate