Arts Council

How the Spotlight on Care animation will look at Exeter Phoenix

Spotlight on Care projection

Event Date: 
21/10/2021 - 6:15pm to 22/10/2021 - 10:15pm
Exeter Phoenix

Over two consecutive nights (21st - 22nd October, 6.15 pm - 10.15 pm) a large, hand-drawn animation of a Devon carer and her son will be projected onto the Exeter Phoenix Building as part of a collaborative project to celebrate the millions of unpaid carers who work around the clock looking after their friends and family at home. Research shows their role has been made even harder by the closure of support services during the COVID crisis.

Spotlight on Care is an emotive contemporary art project inspired by a collaboration between Exeter-based illustrator-animator Leo Jamelli and...


Event Date: 
11/10/2019 - 8:00pm
Barnfield Theatre, Exeter

“I should have mentioned it before, my Mum, she, last year, she passed”.

James is suffocated by his past. Heather is focusing on the nursery. Based on true events, this is one couple’s journey through bereavement, love, grief, pregnancy, superheroes and enforced pen maintenance. It deals with the importance of talking about how you feel and not letting your past determine your future. From award nominated Sheepish Productions, this is an intimate and gripping story about life and death, developed in association with Cruse Bereavement Care.

“…brilliant show. Moving, real,...

Arts Council announces four year funding for Exeter Northcott Theatre

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/27/2017 - 9:16pm

Exeter Northcott Theatre are delighted that Arts Council England has recognised the invigorating work and vision of the theatre and has awarded £125,000 a year over the period of the National Portfolio Programme for 2018 - 2022.

This good news comes at a time when the Theatre is thriving, with 86 shows on offer this year, and audience numbers increased to over 92,000 in the last year. Our national touring co-production of E Nesbit’s The Railway Children opens in Newcastle this week and we have a vibrant autumn season now on sale, which includes People, Places & Things, a co-...

Arts Council invests in exciting new capital project with Exeter Phoenix

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 06/27/2017 - 5:59pm

Devon’s buzzing multi-disciplinary arts organisation Exeter Phoenix is getting a face lift and exciting new contemporary art gallery facilities thanks to funding awarded from Arts Council England for a new capital project.

In addition, the organisation’s crucial main funding has been extended for a further four years, allowing it to continue its core activity into the future. The much-loved public space is used by up to 300,000 people every year from Devon and beyond.

As well as attending nationally acclaimed live events and cinema, visitors can learn skills from painting...

Tea Party celebrates Disability Arts

Authored by CEDA Exeter
Posted: Thu, 05/04/2017 - 11:06am

CEDA is celebrating artistic achievements with a tea party – and all the cups and saucers have been created as part of the Total Immersion arts project.

Ceramic artist Emily Parr has been working with CEDA members to create cups, saucers, plates and other ceramic objects as part of the two-year multi-media arts project funded by Arts Council England.

Working with more than ten artists over two years, Total Immersion is using sound, space and touch to create immersive sensory experiences for CEDA’s members and other disabled people.

Craig Bowden, CEDA’s Activity...

Art goes digital for young people in Devon

Young people in Devon will be working with professional artists to explore new innovations in digital media. Daisi is celebrating its success in receiving an Arts Council England Grants for the Arts award for the project, Art Machina. With the £47,582 award, the research and development project will develop digital arts practice using innovative digital media. Art Machina involves a group of professional Devon and Torbay artists, young people, youth leaders and teachers. Partners include i-DAT, Spacex, Exeter Phoenix and Coombeshead Academy. The project will enable young people across...

Arts Council chief exec to visit Exeter

Darren Henley, the Chief Executive of Arts Council England, will be in Exeter on 21 October visiting some of the City’s outstanding arts and cultural organisations.

During his trip Darren will visit Exeter Phoenix, The Bike Shed Theatre, Devon Library and Royal Albert Memorial Museum.

All of the organisations receive funding through Arts Council England.

Last year (2014/15) the Arts Council invested over £2.4million in Exeter, recognising the excellent work done in the city.

In his first major speech as Chief Executive in May, Darren Henley made a commitment...

Exeter Phoenix wins Arts Council funding

Exeter Phoenix is to receive £320,745 from the Arts Council’s Capital funding programme to revamp the building’s facilities and develop their digital resources to enhance audience experiences.

They are one of five organisations in the south west that have been awarded a total of £1.25 million towards developing the sustainability and resilience of their buildings in the third round of Arts Council England’s small scale Capital funding scheme.

The Phoenix will use their grant to undertake a range of enhancements to the building’s infrastructure that will increase capacity in...

ACE Grant for Pacific Collections at RAMM

A new grant from the Designation Development Fund will allow RAMM to develop its Pacific collections for the benefit of its audiences including families, students and academics.

Called Discovering Worlds, the ambitious project encompasses new research, conservation, documentation and reinterpretation.

Rosie Denham, Exeter’s Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, summed up the city’s delight: “It is wonderful to receive this grant allowing us to develop our Pacific collections. Much of this material dates back to the earliest contact between Europeans and Pacific...

Celebrating local pride and heritage

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 02/18/2014 - 11:00am

Devon Guild of Craftsmen have been awarded over £136,000 to support a tour of their exhibition and community project Home Ground, which explores the link between crafts, local industry and English football clubs.

The leading contemporary crafts organisation based in Bovey Tracey was one of 11 successful projects announced as part of Arts Council England's Strategic touring programme funded by the National Lottery. The programme supports arts organisations to tour high quality work so more people can experience and enjoy it.

Home Ground is an exhibition and community project...