Performance of Becoming - EBYA members are gathered centre stage crouched and kneeling down in a circle. Everyone wears red/grey/black clothing.

Every time someone plays the National Lottery, they’re contributing to good causes across the UK. Every week, £30 million goes towards arts and culture, local communities, heritage and sport across the UK – which is where money for much of Arts Council England’s funding comes from.

National Lottery Ticket buyers have made extraordinary things happen for Diverse City in 2017.

  • Our Youth Company, Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists, has produced and toured a dynamic new show called Becoming and trained south west artists and organisations supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts.
  • Extraordinary Bodies, our partnership with Cirque Bijou, has grown to become the country’s first integrated professional circus company with support from an Arts Council England’s Ambition for Excellence grant.
  • We have developed our organisation through an Arts Council England Elevate strategic grant.

And last, but by no means least…

Every single one of these investments has been possible because of National Lottery players. #ThanksToYou, you have helped make extraordinary things happen and Diverse City has so much to be grateful for.



Photography credits: ©Dom Moore (1); ©Will Clarke (2,4); ©Joe Clarke (5,6,7); ©Paul Blakemore (8);
Page header image: ©Will Clarke.