The value of the arts was central to Paul Hamlyn’s world view. We continue to believe in the enduring power of the arts as a force for change, enriching people’s lives and communities.

Through this strategic priority, our objective is to support organisations that have ambitious plans to widen access to and deepen participation in the arts. It will not be enough simply to increase numbers: our emphasis is on addressing inequalities of opportunity.

Within this priority, we will build on our previous work, including the continuation, development and evaluation of several existing programmes.