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Key Partners

The Unlimited commissions programme is delivered through a collaborative partnership by Shape Arts and Artsadmin with Senior Producer Jo Verrent. The team are very grateful to the programme’s current funders for their support: Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales, British Council and Spirit of 2012.

The Unlimited commissions programme is linked with biennial festivals in London at the Southbank Centre (2014 and 2016) and Glasgow’s Tramway (2016), providing the opportunity for artists to showcase their work across the country to national and international delegates.

More details on all the organisations helping to make Unlimited happen can be found below:

Shape Arts

Shape Arts is a disability-led arts organisation working to improve access to culture for disabled people by developing opportunities for disabled artists, training cultural institutions to be more open to disabled people, and running participatory arts and development programmes.

Artsadmin

Artsadmin enables artists to create without boundaries, producing bold interdisciplinary work to connect with local, national and international audiences. At Toynbee Studios in East London, Artsadmin have established a centre for the creation and presentation of new work. Their advisory service supports artists at every stage of their development with free advice and opportunities.

Arts Council England

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 plan to 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.

Arts Council Wales

Arts Council of Wales is responsible for funding and developing the arts in Wales. Arts Council of Wales is an independent charity, established by Royal Charter in 1994. Its members are appointed by the Welsh Government’s Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure. Its principal sponsor is the Welsh Government and they also distribute funding from the National Lottery and raise additional money where we can from a variety of public and private sector sources. Working together with the Welsh Government, they are able to show how the arts are helping to meet the Government’s policy ambitions.

British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. Using the UK’s cultural resources they make a positive contribution to the countries they work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. They work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year they reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Spirit of 2012

Spirit of 2012 is a funding charity, established with a £47m endowment from the Big Lottery Fund. Spirit of 2012 fund partners across the UK that provide opportunities in sports, physical activity, arts and culture, volunteering and social action. It was founded to continue and recreate the spirit of pride, positivity and social connectedness that people experienced during the London 2012 Games and they invest to create good outcomes for people and their communities.

Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, occupying a 21 acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. The site has an extraordinary creative and architectural history stretching back to the 1951 Festival of Britain. Southbank Centre is home to the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery as well as The Saison Poetry Library and the Arts Council Collection.

Tramway

Tramway is an international art-space which commissions, produces and presents contemporary arts projects. Tramway’s vision is to inspire and add to our understanding of today’s world by connecting audiences and artists. Tramway is a space where you are welcomed to witness, engage, experience, participate, to be challenged and to learn… Tramway is programmed and managed by Glasgow Life (the trading name of Culture & Sport Glasgow Ltd) and supported by Creative Scotland as a foundation-funded organisation.