Major arts organisations in Birmingham are to get a three-year funding deal from the city council for the first time.
Bodies including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Birmingham Repertory Theatre will share a £9.2 million pot.
Most of the cash, £3.4 million, is earmarked for Performances Birmingham, the organisation responsible for events at Symphony Hall and the Town Hall.
The new arrangements were approved by the cabinet following a deal between the council and not-for-profit organisations.
Many of the programmes run by the organisations will be designed to improve quality of life by encouraging visitors and residents to get involved with the arts as part of the audience or participants. They will also promote the city.
Cabinet member for leisure, sport and culture, Councillor Ray Hassall (Lib Dem Perry Barr) said: "Being able to enter a three-year funding agreement with many of the organisations shows our continued commitment to arts.
"I am extremely pleased this allocation has been approved as the organisations receiving funding will play a vital role in bringing arts to residents and visitors."
The Birmingham Opera Company, whose future was in doubt after the Arts Council threatened to withdraw a £300,000 grant, will get £200,000 from the council - but it will only be guaranteed for a year.
A council spokeswoman said the opera company had "significant conditions" attached to its funding.
The Arts Council West Midlands announced last week it was prepared to continue paying a grant after receiving assurances about the company's business plan.
Sharon Lea, the council's acting strategic director of environment and culture, said: "The arts organisations are a key factor in establishing Birmingham as a global city.
"Attendances at funded programmes continue to rise and activities are being developed to ensure increased access for groups which are under-represented."