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55 Kings Contemporary Theatre Productions Ltd is an emerging, Cambridge based contemporary theatre production company focusing on original, new, writing.

64 Million Artists is a campaign to unlock the creativity of everyone in Britain. It uses a simple, fun and free process – sign up to Do, Think and Share.

AccessArt is a UK charity that aims to inspire and enable visual arts teaching and learning. Its website features over 600 resources which share inspiration in drawing, painting, sculpture, sketchbooks and printmaking.

Access to Music is the place for anyone interested in music and media courses.

Action for Children’s Arts aims to improve the cultural well-being of children by focusing attention on and encouraging support for children’s arts, and by celebrating and sharing the achievements of its practitioners.

Afro Model Awards is an annual awards ceremony that recognises the contributions of individuals and organisations, both of African Caribbean and non African Caribbean origins, towards the empowerment of Fashion, Modelling and Creativity.

Air Guitar UK - The annual competition to find the greatest air guitarist in the UK and send them to represent the nation at the international world finals!

Albert & Friends Instant Circus exists to develop the physical and creative potential of children and young people using circus and the physical arts.

a-n The Artists Information Company is the UK's largest membership organisation for professional visual artists with news, resources and online community. Members' exhibitions and events listings online offer a route into a rich seam of grassroots and alternative arts activity.

AndOn Theatre National creates new work that clings to its family roots; sparking story from the raw and the irrefutably interesting.

Animate Arts Company creates and delivers creative projects in communities and schools, partnering professional artists and performers to offer projects, workshops and experiences from one-day drama workshops to large-scale art installations.

Animate Projects is the only UK organisation dedicated to the support of creative animation, connecting artists from a diverse range of creative practice from fine art to the creative industries.

Arte Latino Cultural Project - Enthuse people and local audiences to participate in, and have access to high quality, innovative Latin American arts and culture.

The Art Fund - For over 110 years it has supported museums and galleries, and helped them to buy and display great works of art for everyone to enjoy.

ArtReach is a cultural development agency supporting development and delivery of innovative, high quality activity through arts consultancy.

Artsadmin is an arts producing organisation based at Toynbee Studios in East London, producing and supporting the work of artists across all disciplines, locally, nationally and internationally.

Arts Award, from Trinity College London, offers arts-based qualifications to young people aged up to 25. In England it is managed by Trinity in association with Arts Council England.

Arts Development UK - AD:uk is one of the largest national charities representing the interests of those working in arts development for local communities. Present membership represents almost 400 individuals, organisations and local authorities.

Artswork Ltd is the Bridge Organisation for the South East. It works regionally, nationally and internationally to enrich the lives of children and young people through arts, cultural and heritage experiences.

as creatives are passionate believers in the power of the arts to broaden horizons, raise aspirations and transform lives. We offer children and young people opportunities to experience, explore and enjoy their own creativity.

Aspex is Portsmouth's leading contemporary art gallery, situated behind Loch Fyne restaurant in Gunwharf Quays. They have over 30 years experience in showcasing the very best emerging contemporary artists, which means that when you visit, there will always be something of innovative, intriguing and exciting for you to see. Admission is free.

The Association of British Orchestras is the representative body for professional orchestras in the UK. With membership ranging from the major symphony orchestras to chamber, opera and ballet orchestras, its mission is to connect, champion and develop professional orchestras across the UK.

The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers - They have more than 100 Guilds who spin, weave, dye, knit, felt, etc with talks and workshops. Members are very happy to teach anyone wanting to learn a new skill.

Ausform is an independent ideas-lead producing company based in Bristol, promoting and presenting new circus and unusual theatre. It is interested in performance that crosses art forms from theatre and visual art to circus and installation. It also runs Ausform Platform, a micro-festival for new and emerging performance work across the city of Bristol.

balletLORENT - Founded in 1993 by Artistic Director Liv Lorent MBE, balletLORENT are a national touring dance theatre company based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne who create fantastical and heartfelt work for all ages.

B arts is an artist led company that designs, develops and delivers arts projects of all sorts with artists and non-artists in communities, neighbourhoods, towns, cities, and countryside across the UK, Europe and Asia - working creatively for change.

Backyard Cinema is community open air cinema/theatre and event organisers. Bringing 'big' events to smaller communities.

BalletBoyz is an internationally recognised and award-winning dance and film making company that was formed in 2000 by former Royal Ballet dancers Michael Nunn and William Trevitt.

Beam is an arts, architecture and education charity established in 1986, based in Wakefield and working nationally. It develops projects and commissions involving the arts, place-making, knowledge-sharing and creative programming.

Bigfoot is an arts education company that aims to raise standards in education through a creative approach to learning. Bigfoot produces a diverse range of cost effective curriculum focused programmes which complement and enhance the National Curriculum.

big love sista - A creative social enterprise working with women and girls. Offering choirs, art classes and great projects for even the most wobbly unsure but curious people.

Big Telly Theatre Company's reputation for innovation is built upon distinctive professional theatre productions which tour nationally/internationally; creative collaborations; and pioneering community-based participation projects. It concentrates on the visual potential of theatre to create a unique sense of spectacle.

Biggy Beads enables people to design and create their own beaded jewellery online; it then makes the design in its workshop and sends them out.

Birmingham Opera Company is an award-winning opera company. Changing the face of opera.

Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) is the UK's leading touring ballet company, touring the UK and abroad. With 60 full time dancers and its own orchestra, BRB has the largest active repertory of any ballet company in the world. It celebrates its 25th birthday this year

Bluecoat Display Centre (BDC) is a major, independent centre for artistic activity. BDC is a registered charity based in Liverpool City Centre and runs a gallery, education programme, public events and provides over 60 local and over 300 national and international applied artists and designers a platform to display and sell their work.

British Ceramics Biennial is a festival of contemporary ceramics in venues across Stoke-on-Trent 26 September - 8 November 2015 presenting work from the UK's leading contemporary ceramic artists in new exhibitions, installations, special events, plus hands-on activities.

Brooks Art Limited - The old Victorian school house in Brooks provides workshop and gallery space for artists and students to make, study and exhibit work in any media and learn at all levels, and it tailors tuition and exhibition space to individual needs. Brooks Art is based on an atelier model, which allows students to work alongside and learn from professional artists.

Café Royal Books is a publisher of photobooks documenting Britain, collected by Tate, V&A, MoMA.

CAGED Arts is a creative training organisation supported by The Prince's Trust that develops core skills through the arts. It works will all sectors of community to create art and build people artistically and personally.

The Campaign for Drawing - Every October, The Campaign for Drawing's flagship programme, The Big Draw, offers people of all ages more than 1000 opportunities to engage with galleries, museums, heritage sites, parks and their own communities - through drawing.

Cardboard Citizens has been making life-changing theatre with and for homeless and marginalised people for over 20 years. Renowned for its Forum Theatre its productions, workshops, training and progression grow confidence, community and skills.

The Casket of Fictional Delights - A website promoting short stories and flash fiction.

Ceramic City Stories is focussed on local, national and international shared stories relating to Stoke-on-Trent.

CHA-UK (Craft & Hobby Association UK) offers help, support, education and advice to those businesses and people wanting to work in the craft and hobby industry.

Chickenshed brings together people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to create life-changing theatre that celebrates diversity and inspires positive change. Chickenshed runs successful education courses, membership programmes and outreach projects.

Children & the Arts engages with disadvantaged children nationwide who do not have access to high-quality arts activity because of either social or economic barriers. Through a network of partners we use the arts as a platform to inspire and enable personal and social development amongst those who are hardest to reach. Through our work children learn that cultural venues are welcoming, accessible and exciting places to visit.

Cleveland College of Art & Design - Education for creative careers. It offers high quality art and design provision and sends the highest number of students on to university in the area.

Clore Leadership Programme - Founded in 2003, The Clore Leadership Programme is a pioneering initiative that develops and strengthens leadership across the cultural and creative sectors in the UK.

Commission an Artist Limited help emerging and established artists to find word and help clients to bring their visual art ideas to life.

Confident Children - Happiness Project Kent - Its aim is to deliver to as many people as it can the gift of happiness so that they can live a happy and fulfilled life.

Coombe Farm Studios is a rural centre dedicated to growing creativity through a beautiful environment, great food and people who actively enable the creative process. A place for making work, for meaning-making and for learning.

The Cornelius Arts Foundation is a think/do tank committed to understanding (and expanding) the transformative power of art. It achieves this through research and development, focused on delivering lasting and pragmatic solutions to bridge art and people.

The Courtauld Gallery holds a world-famous art collection which includes fine examples of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings which are displayed in Somerset House, one of London's most dynamic cultural venues.

Craft Courses is dedicated to promoting thousands of UK craft courses and workshops. It offers a free listing to all UK craft course providers and currently have just under 3000 independent craft tutors and schools registered.

The Craft Potters Association of Great Britain (CPA) is the national body representing ceramic artists living and working in the UK. Its mission is to sell, promote and foster interest and excellence in studio ceramic art.

The Creation Station - Inspiring children's imaginations and creativity is at the heart of what they believe in. Parents/Carers share a journey of discovery with their child as they create their own artworks with a wealth of exciting materials, tools and ideas to nurture and engage.

CREATIVE RETREATS is a recent start-up providing time and space in beautiful surroundings for groups of like-minded people to explore what they love to do. Attendees have the chance to share their ideas with others, discuss creativity, run small workshops, collaboratively cook, invent, dance at sunrise in tree houses, draw alpacas at dusk, walk through desolate woods full of owls and mist, and venture into the fruitful wilderness of their own being!

Crisis - The national charity for single homeless people.

Cultural Commissioning Programme is an Arts Council England funded programme. It helps arts and cultural organisations and commissioners to engage in commissioning together to deliver better public service outcomes.

Culture at King's makes connections that enhance the academic and student experience while adding value and delivering benefits across arts and culture. Culture at King’s is led by Deborah Bull and includes the Cultural Institute and the new Science Gallery London.

CultureMix Arts is a not for profit organisation specialising in steel pan music, carnival arts, entertainment and education. CultureMix Arts is the home of RASPO Steel Orchestra.

Dash Arts Ltd creates artistic experiences that change the way we see the world and has rapidly emerged as a unique international creative force - producing new theatre, dance, music and art events in collaboration with exceptional artists from abroad.

De La Warr Pavilion is a multi-discipline arts centre in a modernist icon by the sea in Bexhill, East Sussex with two galleries, a large auditorium and a thriving children and young people's programme.

The Design Museum is building the world’s leading museum devoted to architecture and design, its work encompasses all elements of design, including fashion, product and graphic design.

Devon Guild of Craftsmen is an arts venue with two galleries and retail craft shop selling quality hand-made work, prints, ceramics, metalwork, sculpture, textiles, glass. Also a charity which promotes craft skills in schools and other communities.

DIVAcontemporary is an artist-led organisation based in Dorset committed to creativity and experimentation in the arts and practice-based research, working internationally, nationally and locally.

Draw Fantasy Art - Drawing from imagination and the creative ways to draw stuff from your head.

Earthfall was formed by Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis (1989) and uses dynamic dance, live music and film. They tour the UK and have an extensive Participation Programme.

Eastnor Pottery & The Flying Potter - Pottery and clay experiences for families, groups and individuals, designed to explore and develop creativity in all ages and abilities.

Ed's Designs are husband and wife who work from home cutting MDF shapes.

Elizabeth Anderson paints pictures of scenes in her everyday life that inspire her. She has a studio in Coventry and hope her work will provoke thought in others and empower women.

Emily Jane Millinery designs and makes traditional ladies millinery from her home in Staffordshire.

engage, the National Association for Gallery Education, is a membership organisation representing gallery, art and education professionals in the UK and over 20 countries worldwide. engage promotes access to, enjoyment and understanding of the visual arts through gallery education.

English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) is the national folk arts development organisation for England. We champion the English traditional arts as part of the rich and diverse cultural landscape of the UK.

English National Ballet School, official School of English National Ballet is a specialist training centre for aspiring and highly talented young ballet dancers aged 16 to 19. They transform talented young dancers into world-class performers over a three year programme validated by Trinity College, London.

fanSHEN - Based in Wandsworth, fanSHEN works through theatre and the arts to help people imagine what they haven't thought of yet. Its work promotes ideas of environmental, social and financial sustain-agility.

Flexible Thinking Forum - Social enterprise tackling crisis of the decline in social capital in communities with a vision to create Ideasbanks in every town or city in the UK within the next 10 years.

FloatArt London is an educational platform for new graduate artists. Annually, it holds a large exhibition for new graduates to showcase their work, while providing advice and guidance for their professional development.

Fly in a Pie Puppet Theatre - Creating artist led, off the wall family theatre and animated installation work.

Forge 2 Gallery & Shop National is a gallery and shop specialising in arts and crafts sourced from all over the British Isles.

Fuel - Founded in 2004, and led by Louise Blackwell and Kate McGrath, Fuel is a producing organisation working in partnership with some of the most exciting artists in the UK to develop, create and present new work for all. Fuel is currently working with the artists including: Will Adamsdale, Clod Ensemble, Inua Ellams, Fevered Sleep, David Rosenberg, Sound&Fury, Uninvited Guests and Melanie Wilson.

Fun Palaces - In 2014, over 3000 people said yes to creating grassroots arts and science events in 130 of their own local communities, with 40,000 actively participating and up to 60,000 more widely involved. In 2015 it wants to include even more people and places across the UK. Sign-up now to make a 2015 Fun Palace (3 & 4 October 2015).

Funoon Middle Eastern Dance Company - Funoon al Arabiya aims to share the rich and varied dance styles from across the Middle East in its true, folkloric style with audiences throughout the UK.

Gabriela Szulman Art is an individual practitioner producing prints, mixed media art, jewellery and accessories.

Gate Theatre - The Gate has been inspiring audiences and artists for 35 years. It confronts and debates the questions that face humanity and acts as loudspeaker for unheard voices across the globe.

Get Creative Family Arts Festival is a national festival bringing high quality visual and performing arts events to families across the UK between 9 October and 1 November 2015, as part of the wider Family Arts Campaign.

Glyndebourne - Founded in 1934 by John Christie and his opera singer wife, Glyndebourne is committed to presenting opera of the highest quality, year round.

The Grand Union Orchestra brings together the best musicians from all over the world to create stunning original music and spectacular live shows.

The Great Big Dance Off is the only national dance competition open exclusively to primary and secondary schools. It celebrates schools' dance, the healthiest aspects of competition and having a great time whilst representing your region.

Greeniversity - Free skill sharing community with groups set up across the country. They have been running since 2010 and now have over 100 groups set up.

Greenwich Dance is a landmark home for dance and movement. It welcomes its guests - artists, participants and communities - to explore, create, participate in and experience dance.

Gwin Kerry is a small creative business designing and making etched copper and enamel jewellery and giftware from a studio in West Studios, Chesterfield.

Hand Of Artists inspires and challenges people of all ages and backgrounds to be creative, have fun and raise money for local charities. Creating original art projects which are currently spread worldwide.

Hannah Ayre: Artist Educator is a visual artist specialising in community engagement. Working solo on small scale projects or putting together teams of professional artists for larger public events.

Hawthorn Handmade designs its own range of craft kits as well as teaching craft workshops on felting and more.

Heart of Glass is St Helens’ response to the Creative People and Places programme, made possible by investment from Arts Council England (ACE).

HELLO FRIENDS is a brand new website and performance night which champions the infinite mishmash that is creativity.

Heritage Open Days is England's largest heritage festival, involving 40,000 volunteers. It celebrates our fantastic history, architecture and culture; inviting people to discover hidden places and new experiences, for free.

Hysteria Writing Competition, from The Hysterectomy Association, is open to women only between 1st April and 31st August each year. They have three categories, poetry, flash fiction and short stories. Winners are published in our annual anthology. Entries should be on the themes relevant to women.

Ian’s 4D Glass Sculptures make sculptures using Borosilicate Glass, hand-crafted in the flame in Ian's home studio. Nature is all the inspiration one needs.

Ikon Gallery is an internationally acclaimed art gallery situated in central Birmingham. Housed in a magnificent neo-gothic school building, it is an educational charity and works to encourage public engagement with contemporary art.

I Made It! - A website library of craft and creative workshops - all online! If you can't reach a live class learn new skills and create stylish, contemporary projects with their expert instructors anywhere you can access the internet.

Improbable is a non-venue based company that make and perform theatre and opera on a range of scales around the UK and internationally.

Independent Dance (ID) provides professional development for dance and movement artists, as well as activities open to the public, with a year-round programme of events, workshops, classes and exchanges.

Ingenious is the largest independent investor in the UK creative economy.

Inkberrow Design Centre is an independent educational centre providing recreational courses, work shops and city and guilds qualifications in fashion, tailoring, theatre costume, corsetry, millinery, design exploration, jeweller and beading.

International Rameau Ensemble is championing french baroque music in the UK through academic research, free educational workshops for 11-25 year olds and live performance in exciting venues across the UK.

Into Film seeks to put film at the heart of children and young people's learning, contributing to their cultural, creative and personal development. Their UK-wide programme of learning through and about film provides 5-19 year olds with unparalleled opportunities to see, think, make and imagine.

Joseph Anthony Connor - In 2014, the UK government gave one of J.A.C's digital paintings to 61 world leaders as a state gift. This was the first time art has been given as a state gift to so many world leaders. At his last event at the V&A J.A.C said "You now know what is possible, pass it on." If the subject inspires you to organise a 'Mass Draw' please get in touch. J.A.C would be pleased to assist you.

Juan Moore is a fine artist and illustrator that has exhibited paintings in London, Cornwall, Isle of Man, France, Hong Kong and New York.

junk4funk encourages participants to make music/musical instruments from recycled waste.

Kids in Museums is an independent charity dedicated to making museums open and welcoming to all families, in particular those who haven’t visited before.

Knit for Peace matches knitters with good causes. Many keen knitters need outlets, so its distribution service sending items to those in need is a valued resource. It also promotes knitting and crochet as an activity that has benefits to the individual and society.

Latitude Festival, the pioneering, award-winning festival bursts with the very best from music and the arts; wander from film to music, comedy to literature and theatre to poetry in the stunning setting of Henham Park in the Suffolk countryside.

Leach Pottery is the historic workplace of Bernard Leach. Alongside their museum, gallery and working studio they offer a range of courses from children to adults and including professional practice.

Lessons With Lesley is a full online curriculum that is used throughout the world, for anyone to access for free. Some are created doing demonstrations and workshops in the UK and some in the US. Lesley also help children and adult artists and several charitable organizations using art.

Little Letter are creators of quaint, personalised miniature letters which are read with magnifying glasses. Beautiful keepsake gifts for any occasion.

Look Left Look Right is an award winning site-specific theatre company making vivid, dynamic, and interactive theatre inspired by and about the contemporary world.

Mags Ryder is an artist, art teacher and champion of all things creative.

Mail Art is a national community project, encouraging the UK public to design creative envelopes and share them via the postal system, as well as on our online gallery.

Making Music's mission is to support, develop, connect and champion its members and everyone who makes, performs and presents music on a voluntary basis.

Manchester Craft & Design Centre (MCDC) is home to 18 studios housing 30 designer-makers who create and sell their handmade work on-site. Alongside this MCDC hosts an innovative and exciting exhibition and events programme, showcasing the best of contemporary craft and design from both established and emerging talent.

Manuscript Pen Company Ltd - Since 1856 it has been at the forefront of pen nib manufacture and design. Now over 150 years later it continues along that path combining the traditional elements of writing with new and exciting craft products.

Messy Church is a network of churches offering a monthly Messy Church service that's huge fun for all ages, has loads of creative activities to explore the Bible theme, a short celebration and a meal. Around 2800 registered in the UK and overseas.

Middlesex University offers a broad range of courses through its six academic schools of arts and design, media and performing arts, business, science and technology, health and education and law. The university has approximately 45,500 students studying on courses worldwide, both at its own campuses and also with partner institutions, making it one of the largest providers of British university education to international students.

Mira Publishing House CIC embraces innovative ways to tackle publishing issues. It's fully funded and run by volunteers. A unique service to promote 'equal opportunity' for all books worldwide will be launched soon.

Mosaic Supplies Ltd is a one stop shop for professional mosaic artists; also mosaic kits, mosaic books and craft materials. Bringing mosaic art to local communities, schools, museums, care homes etc.

Motionhouse is a leading UK dance company founded in 1988, producing highly physical shows. Through an inclusive participatory programme, Motionhouse also inspires others to enhance their lives through dance.

MoveMe Dance - Dance class meets flash mob meets party. MoveMe is an upbeat participatory dance event that creates performances for and by the public.

Muddy Fingers Pottery runs workshops and classes in all aspects of pottery. It makes tableware and cookware for restaurants and chefs. It also makes bread ovens, does Raku sessions, makes murals and anything clay related.

National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies is an organisation with over 60,000 members throughout the UK. It provides monthly classes, workshops and events to learn, teach and know everything about arranging flowers.

The National Association of Writers' Groups - People go out and join writers groups because they want to share their work and ideas. At NAWG, they do just that for writers across the country.

National Poetry Day celebrates poetry as part of everyday life through an annual nationwide mass participation event on 8 October encouraging the sharing, speaking, reading, listening, and writing of poems.

The National Society for Education in Art and Design is the lead professional body for teachers or art craft and design across all phases throughout the UK, it promotes art, craft and design education.

National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) is a member led organisation that works strategically with partners to develop work and deliver high quality art experiences that strengthen rural and other communities.

New International Encounter is an award winning theatre company making new performances for children and young people using live music, storytelling, clowning, puppetry and an international ensemble. It also creates innovative participatory projects using young people as our co creators.

NFWI (The National Federation of Women's Institutes) Craft Committee - The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

Norwich Puppet Theatre creates and performs puppet shows in its own venue and tours them throughout the UK. We also offer a rich outreach programme of workshops and training opportunities.

Open To Create offer creative thinking, enterprise coaching and making workshops to artists, hard to reach communities, creative start-ups and larger arts institutions, museums, universities and wellbeing partners.

Opera Circus is a performing arts organisation, music theatre and chamber opera, commissions new work production touring works with young people in UK and Internationally cultural and arts projects, youth exchanges - creating safe cultural spaces.

Optik is a theatre company that produces revivals and new scripts for London venues and touring.

Out to Learn Willow - Training for adults and children in the traditional craft of willow weaving, using dried and living willow. Design and build of beautiful structures and sculptures to enhance school grounds, gardens and community areas.

Paracarnival is a diverse community of artists, performers and enablers, whose programme of Arts of Carnival workshops and legendary performances, engages people of all backgrounds, ages, abilities and vulnerabilities.

Pass it on Skills is a skills exchange, which brings the community together through creations. Current projects include designing a proggy mat for the library and making twiddle muffs.

People Dancing: the foundation for community dance is the UK development organisation and membership body for community and participatory dance

People’s History Museum is the home of ‘ideas worth fighting for’ – the national museum of democracy with the country’s largest collection of campaign, political and election material.

Phoenix Dance Theatre is the UK's leading mid-scale contemporary dance repertory company that encourages creativity, innovation and excellence through its national and international touring productions and education delivery.

Playful Being devises and runs workshops to help adults rediscover their playful, creative selves.

PlayLab is a playful interaction specialist - designing installations, events and workshops to unleash creativity in playful and unexpected ways.

The Poetry Society - The UK's national organisation for the development of poets and poetry, The Poetry Society helps people get involved in poetry. It provides a network of local groups, events, publications, online information, and participatory schemes such as the National Poetry Competition, SLAMbassadors and Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award.

Potclays Ltd is a family owned and run ceramics supply business, offering a complete programme of ceramic courses and workshops in Stoke on Trent, and other advice and support.

Rebecca Gouldson is a designer and maker, working in metal and enamel to produce artworks for public, corporate and private spaces.

Resource Productions is a UK based film and video production company delivering creative, engaging, and innovative videos and training to clients across a variety of sectors.

Reuseful UK has been set up by a UK wide network of scrapstores and creative reuse centres who support the reuse of unwanted resources donated by businesses to 80,000 community groups benefitting 7 million children and families.

Rhubarb Theatre create original theatre for imaginations of every age. Led by professional actors Philip and Kirsty Mead, they tour internationally with a diverse programme of performances, street theatre, storytelling and workshops.

Ridiculusmus - Driving and leading as author-actors, the company’s co-artistic directors David Woods and Jonathan Haynes have established the company as a flagship UK performance group touring nationally and internationally with an oxymoronic aim: to be both serious and funny.

The Royal Academy of Arts is an independent charity led by eminent artists and architects. Since 1768 they have promoted the practice, appreciation and understanding of art through exhibitions, education and debate.

The Royal Academy of Dance was founded in 1920, and is now one of the largest and most influential dance education and training organisations in the world.

Royal Exchange Theatre - Situated in the heart of Manchester, the Royal Exchange Theatre is a leading producing theatre with an ambitious programme inspired by the world’s greatest stories: stories that have the power to change the way we see the world. Taking artistic risks, working as part of exciting partnerships, championing new talent and seeking out bold collaborations.

The Royal Institute of British Architects champions better buildings, communities and the environment through architecture and our members, both nationally in the UK and internationally. It has over 40,000 members and a collection of over four million objects, alongside which it has a vibrant public programme of exhibitions, events and learning opportunities.

The Royal Shakespeare Company creates theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and shares it around the UK and across the world. All productions begin life at Stratford theatres, so wherever you experience the RSC, you experience work made in Shakespeare’s home town.

The SAA, society for all artists, is for everyone with a love of painting. It believes in encouraging everyone, from complete novices and hesitant beginners to the legions of leisure painters and beyond.

Scalefour Society is one of the foremost groups for finescale railway modellers. It welcomes those seeking to improve the artistry and engineering of their modelling, particularly using realistic wheels and track.

Search Press Ltd is the leading art and craft publisher in the UK, specialising in fine art, textiles, general crafts and children's crafts. We publish over 100 new titles a year and distribute globally.

Selvedge is a design-led, 100 page, bi-monthly magazine that covers every facet of textiles – interiors, fashion, art, craft, travel and shopping – in an intelligent and inspiring way. It supports independent designers and artists in the magazine and at its craft fairs.

Serpentine Galleries - Championing new ideas in contemporary art and architecture since it opened in 1970, the Serpentine has presented pioneering exhibitions of 2,263 artists over 45 years, showing a wide range of work from emerging practitioners to the most internationally recognised artists and architects of our time.

The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has a long and famous tradition of welcoming visitors from across the globe to Stratford-upon-Avon on a personal journey to discover where Shakespeare lived and his legacy continues. Celebrating Shakespeare is at the heart of everything we do. It enriches the lives of millions of people of all ages and backgrounds, providing a global cultural meeting place where everyone can share in the enjoyment and understanding of Shakespeare’s works.

Shakespeare Schools Festival trains teachers to direct their class in a 30 minute abridged Shakespeare production. It stages the productions across the UK in October and November.

Sixth Sense Theatre is a professional theatre company making work for, with and by children and young adults. Its professional regional and UK tours are complemented by extensive work with youth theatre and schools.

Snowflake Books ltd is an aspiring independent publisher founded by scholars and designers, based in Oxford. Its aim is to introduce English translations of specially chosen, ancient legends and folk tales alongside the Chinese language to encourage cross-cultural appreciation through children's books.

Society of Antiquaries of London - A 300-year-old learned society concerned with the study of the material past, research library and museum. It sponsors conservation and research grants, publications, conferences, exhibitions, lectures, and more.

The Sofa Sessions brings artists to unusual venues where music doesn’t usually happen, including your home, coffee shop and hairdressers.

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre with an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Building on this rich heritage, Southbank Centre offers an extensive artistic and cultural programme including themed festivals, classical and contemporary music, performance, dance, visual art and literature and spoken word.

The Space commissions new, innovative digital art, seeking out and profiling artists and their work on and through partnerships with the cultural and technology sectors.

St George’s Bristol is one of the country’s leading concert halls. It boasts a superb acoustic and unique atmosphere which attracts the world’s best artists. St George’s promotes some exceptional musical talent. It wants to share these assets to help inspire and nurture new generations of musicians, and to bring the gift of music to all.

Strangeface use mask and puppets to create intimate work for the widest variety of venues. Current projects include Pubbetry – theatre for tabletops and Wellcome Trust funded Dissonance with University of Kent.

StrongBack Productions creates great performances inspired by the history, traditions, personal stories and cultural forms of BAME and other diverse and minority communities, celebrating and documenting their contribution to modern Britain.

Superact CIC is a not-for-profit arts organisation that uses creativity to help improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities, both in the UK and internationally.

Swindon Dance is an inspirational, ACE NPO dance organisation, with a 35-year track record of creating and developing the dance, dancers and the dance audiences of tomorrow.

Tales for Tea is a bibliotherapist usings prose and poetry to help keep mental health healthy. They use characters in the story as a vessel to share emotions - then paint the emotions.

Tamalpa offers public workshops and trainings in the Tamalpa Life/Art Process an internationally-recognized expressive arts approach, which combines movement, visual art, and creative writing to access the innate wisdom of the body and the transformative power of the imagination.

Tamasha Theatre Company is Britain’s foremost touring theatre company producing new plays inspired by the diversity of a globalised world. Its work places the voices of emerging and established artists from culturally diverse backgrounds centre-stage.

Tara Arts - People, Words & Art: Connecting Worlds - represents a commitment to creating excellent theatre through a shared community of diverse performers, participants and audiences.

teeleedesign - Visual artist, published children's author/ illustrator, been creating large collaborative permanent murals in primary schools using a beautiful collage painted tissue paper technique. Currently working with refugees living in Stockport area creating a 'one world one family' mural.

Tenebrae Choir, directed by Nigel Short, is a world-leading vocal ensemble. Alongside a lively international concert schedule, the choir runs an inspirational workshop method, ‘The Tenebrae Effect’, advancing and challenging participants.

THIS Project - Promoting the emerging arts community, creating opportunities for artists and organisations, while conceiving original arts activity to engage with the public to increase participation in, and access to, the arts.

TreePress - Champions of creativity being at the heart of education, so that all schools are places of empathy, confidence, cooperation and courage. TreePress is an online marketplace and community connecting playwrights to teachers and schools.

Told by an Idiot - A critically-acclaimed UK theatre company, creating the unexpected since 1993. Revelling in the artifice of performance, our aim is simple; to release peoples' creativity, curiosity and ultimately their desire to play.

TubeFlash is a website promoting new flash fiction inspired by the London Underground by a range of writers old, young, new and established.

two03 - Live Graffiti, street art, airbrush

UK Hand Knitting Association - A not-for-profit organisation dedicated to passing on skills and enthusing the next generation of knitters and crocheters.

Unlimited - Commissions programme designed to develop, create and tour exceptional art by disabled artists.

The Unapologists - A site for the expression of a group of opinionated friends on current events, social issues and pop culture, among other topics, as well as providing a platform for other types of creative writing.

Voluntary Arts provides a universal voice for approximately 63,000 voluntary arts groups across the UK and Ireland. It provides information, undertakes advocacy and delivers projects to develop participation in creative cultural activities.

Warm Glass UK - Ever fancied making a fused glass bowl, jewellery or glass beads? Warm Glass run classes throughout the year from beginners right through to more advanced techniques in a friendly and safe studio. It has creative glass craft courses to inspire everyone.

WAYout Arts - Free arts training and facilities to street and disadvantaged youth in Sierra Leone. WAYout does artistic collaborations with UK arts creators.

White Rabbit - Creating theatre, storytelling events, installations, cabaret and podcasts with participation and positive social change at the heart of it. They like to encourage fun and kindness through a wide variety of arts.

Wild Rumpus organise spectacular outdoor arts events for families who like to run wild, including the award winning Just So Festival which takes families on incredible creative adventures.

Word Voyages - Cargoes of Creativity offer festival events, education programmes, community projects, gallery and museum installations such as Poetry Postie, Sweetshop of Words, the Poetree and the Creativitea Tent.

World of Wedgwood is an inspiring visitor experience, which combines an array of engaging attractions that bring to life Wedgwood’s 250 years’ heritage in the British ceramics industry.

yello brick take inspiration from the stories people have to tell and create tailor-made experiences that take audiences on a journey, placing them at the centre of the story.

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