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 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.

BBC Academy

The BBC Academy puts training and skills at the heart of the BBC and the industry to help meet the challenges of an ever-changing media world. It provides a portfolio of high-quality training and development, including face-to-face courses, online programmes and a variety of development initiatives. Visit the Academy website for further information.

Limina Immersive

Limina Immersive offers unparalleled audience insight into cultural immersive media audiences. We also run pop up VR cinemas for client events. Our approach is based on an ongoing process of extensive audience research and testing – working with leading universities and cultural venues. In 2019 we even ran our own cultural VR venue for six months. In total we have brought VR to over 10,000 audience members.

The Landing

The Landing gives tech and digital startups and SMEs a place to work alongside large media and technology organisations, allowing them to be part of and benefit from the exciting and rapidly growing community at MediaCityUK.

We combine all cross-sections of the digital creative industry to create a unique environment where SMEs can thrive. From co-working and office space to UX labs and conference facilities, we offer everything under one roof for high-growth tech startups to grow, along with in-built support through our partner network, ERDF-funded workshops and in-house accelerator and incubator programmes.

Our member businesses span industries including VR/AR, education technology, industry 4.0 and gaming, with a growing community of businesses and partners both across Greater Manchester and around the world.

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