Southampton receives £11.5 million of Arts Council England funding

4. John Hansard Gallery SCC supplied 600pxArts Council England (ACE) has announced their investment in culture across the country, and Southampton has secured £3.88 million per year over the next three years.

New organisations that will be joining ACE National Portfolio Organisations include MAST Mayflower Studios, SoCo Music Project, and Opera Up Close, whilst ‘a space arts’, Art Asia, John Hansard Gallery, Turner Sims and ZoieLogic Dance Theatre will continue to receive funding, as will Artswork, which delivers activity across the region.

Other recent ACE successes include a grant to visual art producer Katie Daley-Yates of Host Productions, who is commissioning two public art projects for Riverside Park and the surrounding neighbourhoods by local artists sarah filmer and Deborah Gearing. This was match-funded by Abri, The Southampton Collective and Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership.

“This additional investment into Southampton, is a fantastic part of our legacy from Southampton’s bid to become the next UK City of Culture in 2025,” said the council.

“Despite the title going elsewhere, the process put Southampton on the map and this increased funding shows ACE’s ongoing commitment to Southampton.”

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