Our Supporters

Thank you to the following supporters have generously provided funding support to this year’s festival, events and education programme.

Arts Council

Arts Council England (ACE) works to get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people’s lives. As the national development agency for the arts, ACE support a range of artistic activities from theatre to music, literature to dance, photography to digital art, carnival to crafts. Great art inspires us, brings us together and teaches us about ourselves and the world around us. 


Stoke-on-Trent City Council

Stoke-on-Trent City Council is committed to promoting the city as a global centre of excellence in ceramics and as a major tourist destination. In supporting British Ceramics Biennial, we can do both. Within the City Council, Stoke Town Regeneration is working to develop a masterplan to transform Stoke town into a place where people want to live, work, shop and spend their leisure time. 



The Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Paul Hamlyn Foundation makes grants to organisations which aim to maximise opportunities for individuals to experience a full quality of life, both now and in the future.  In particular the Foundation is concerned with children and young people, and others who are disadvantaged. The Foundation prefers to support work which others may find hard to fund, perhaps because it breaks new ground, is too risky or is unpopular. The Foundation also develops initiatives themselves where new thinking is required or where there are important unexplored opportunities.


Staffordshire University

Staffordshire University

Established in 1992, Staffordshire University has evolved into one of the country's most dynamic, progressive and forward-thinking learning institutions. Always quick to adapt as student requirements change, we have become renowned for our groundbreaking new courses and first-class learning opportunities. Staffordshire University has a long and proud history of providing high quality, progressive and inclusive higher education for people from across Staffordshire, the region, the UK and the rest of the world.