Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. They 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.
Between 2011 and 2015, we will invest £1.4 billion of public money from government and an estimated £1 billion from the National Lottery to help create these experiences for as many people as possible across the country. Government funding is received from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and requirements are laid out in our funding agreement with them.
FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is a Liverpool-based cinema, art gallery and the UK's leading organisation for the support & exhibition of film, art and new media.
Helena Partnerships was established in 2002, when they took over around 14,400 homes from St Helens Council and is the largest housing partnership in St Helens
Platform formed in November 2011, Platform's key aim was to establish artist studios in St Helens, which occurred in March 2012. Since then six artists have worked from studios above St Mary's Market with a wider base of around 40 associate artists being involved in exhibitions, talks, workshops and other events to strengthen the arts in St Helens.
In partnership with St.Helens R.F.C., the independent charitable trust "Saints Community Development Foundation (SCDF)" addresses such topics as social inclusion, health promotion, sports coaching, anti-racism, anti-bullying, player development, local heritage and raising educational attainment by using rugby league as a tool to improving personal and social skills.
The Citadel is a multi disciplinary arts centre situated in the centre of St Helens occupying a Victorian building on the corner of Waterloo Street and Milk Street. The centre offers an artistic programme consisting mainly of live music and community arts, as well as creative writing classes, art classes, dance and drama groups and music classes.
At the World of Glass museum in St Helens you can see live glassblowing demonstrations or why not try your hand at blowing a glass bauble on one of our glassblowing courses . The museum hosts a number of attractions including two galleries.
Part of St Helens Library Services, St.Helens Council Arts Service supports the development of all art forms including music, dance, drama, creative writing, new media, visual and public art.