It is with great disappointment and shock that we can confirm that FutureEverything has not been awarded National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) status by Arts Council England (ACE) for 2023-2026.
FutureEverything occupies a unique position within the creative and cultural landscape in that our work engages across different sectors in the pursuit of new ways of reaching a diverse range of audiences and participants, and the decision by Arts Council to end our NPO status does not align with the demand for our work, locally, nationally and internationally.
This decision does not alter the future vision of our organisation and our ambition, mission, and values remain the same. We will continue to support new types of creative practice, collaborating with other cultural industries and giving opportunities to artists and creatives to bring world-class culture to audiences in England (and beyond) towards a creative and cultural country. We would like to congratulate our peers in the arts and culture sector who have been successful with their NPO application and wish them the best for their future plans, and offer our support to those, who like us, were unsuccessful on this occasion.
We are grateful to ACE for our current NPO funding and we remain immensely proud of the work that we have produced during this period, the impact that our projects and events have had on local communities and the wide ranging audiences that we have engaged.