Ashford plays host to a vibrant arts scene with internationally recognised arts organisations and well loved music and arts venues, festivals, events and visual art experiences.
Over the last five years the council has focused on createing different networks of arts practitioners and commissioning projects to develop local organisations and artists, all of which can be found in these pages.
Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives.
We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.
Great art and culture inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. In short, it makes life better.
Between 2015 and 2018, we will invest £1.1 billion of public money from government and an estimated £700 million from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country.
The Kent County Council Arts Investment Fund helps organisations in Kent by funding projects that will develop a range of high quality arts and cultural activities. This will boost the local economy by improving arts and culture for people living in, working in and visiting Kent and develop the reputation of the county as a world class cultural location.