Yesterday the Arts Council announced that Blackpool was to be one of seven areas to receive Arts Council funding.
As part of the Creative People and Places programme, Blackpool is set to receive £3 million in funding. The fund was established for areas Of the country where people’s involvement in the arts is below the national average and takes a new approach by enabling grassroots organisations to take a lead in inspiring others to get involved in the arts.
The Blackpool and Wyre consortium which has secured the funding is led by Blackpool Coastal Housing and includes Merlin Entertainments Ltd, The Grand Theatre, Blackpool Council and Wyre Council. Blackpool’s project aims to build on the areas entertainment heritage and visitor economy as well as addressing inequalities in cultural participation plus helping arts organisations to become more sustainable.
Arts Council Chief Executive, Alan Davey, said…
I’m excited by the possibilities of this programme and by the vision of the successful applicants. All the projects have the potential to make a visible and lasting impact on the places where the work will happen and, very importantly, they all share the ambition to unite increased access with excellent art.
You can find out more about the Arts Council funding by visiting their website. altblackpool will bring you more updates and news about the project as they become available.
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