Arts Council England
Arts Council England is a core funder of Eastside Educational Trust and supports Eastside's literature development programme and spoken word projects. Eastside has been a client of the Arts Council's Literature Department since 2004 and has been awarded funding as part of Arts Council England’s new National Portfolio of funded organisations, from 2012 - 2015. This is a reflection of the quality and excellence of the work that Eastside is doing with children and young people in London.
Arts Council England is the national development agency for the arts in England and works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people's lives. Arts Council England is government funded and dedicated to promoting the performing, visual and literary arts in England.
A message from Arts Council England:
Engagement with the arts from an early age has a profound impact on improving happiness and wellbeing and gives children a key to increase their knowledge of the arts, a curiosity to explore and to develop taste and realise a talent that will last for the rest of their lives. That’s why the Arts Council wants to ensure that all children and young people experience the richness of the arts both in and outside of schools. We also want to develop a national approach to the development of children and young people’s engagement with the arts.
Achieving Great Art for Everyone - Arts Council England's 10-year framework for the arts.