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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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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Taking cross-artform poetry across borders (and back)

20 November 2012 / Case study

Nathan Jones performs and produces experimental cross-artform poetry with creative agency, Mercy. Having enjoyed success across the UK, the next step was to look for international partners. With funding from our Artist International Development Fund, and support from an experienced curator, Nathan was able to foster new partnerships

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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