A SEDGEMOOR film group has been selected for Arts Council England’s national funding portfolio for 2015/18.

Somerset Film and Video, which operates across Sedgemoor from its base at The Engine Room in Bridgwater, has been selected as one of six groups in Somerset to benefit from the funding.

It will receive a total of £262, 359 between 2015/18. In total, between 2012 and 2015 it will have received £262, 400.

Sheila Healy, Chair of the South West Area Council, said: “Culture throughout the South West is vibrant and exciting with organisations and artists doing exceptional work and engaging their whole community in inspirational and enjoyable activities.

“Funding for National portfolio organisations or Major partner museums is only one part of Arts Council England’s investment programme and hopefully we may be able to support some of these organisations in other ways, such as through our Grants for the arts programme.”

The National Portfolio will have 670 arts organisations and 21 Major partner museums. The investment in arts organisations for 2015/16 will be £339.5million compared with £341.4million in 2014/15.