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Local arts projects receive over £5 million

The Creative People and Places programme is designed to ensure more people create and experience great arts and culture in the places where they live. Following an initial investment of £37 million across 2013-16, we are investing a further £10 million in projects in 2016-19, in two funding rounds.

Yesterday we announced the outcome of the first funding round: investing over £5 million in six existing Creative people and places projects, to help them build on their achievements and to continue to develop and deliver new arts and cultural activity in their communities. 

These projects are:

  • Right up our Street - Doncaster, Yorkshire - £775,530
  • LeftCoast - Blackpool and Wyre, North West - £1,000,000
  • Appetite - Stoke on Trent, West Midlands - £1,000,000
  • Creative Barking and Dagenham - Barking and Dagenham, London - £735,000
  • bait - South East Northumberland, North East - £998,421
  • Transported - Boston and South Holland, East Midlands - £700,000

Find out more about them here.

Phil Cave, Director Engagement and Audiences, Arts Council England said:

“I’m excited by all the activity created through Creative People and Places that has already taken place to date 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.

“We’re looking forward to seeing how these projects will build on their achievements, sharing great art for everyone – which is crucial to the vitality and long-term sustainability of the arts.”

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Find out more about Creative people and places at the project website.


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