Funding boost for arts in North Kesteven

Date Published: 28 June 2017

North Kesteven District Council has won continued funding from the Arts Council in support of its highly-regarded programme of community cultural outreach.

Today, Tuesday June 27, it received notice of more than £804,000 in National Portfolio Funding for the next four years, starting in April 2018. Breaking down to £201,160 a year, this is consistent with the level of Arts Council award over the past three years.

The money will enable the NK Arts Partnership – comprising the National Centre for Craft & Design, the Design Factory co-operative fostering and supporting emerging regional creative talents and artsNK visual and performing community arts programme – to continue the delivery of its £1m-plus annual arts programme through to 2022 and beyond.

North Kesteven is among 831 successful National Portfolio organisations from among 1,160 applicants.

Council Leader Cllr Richard Wright said: “Arts Council England’s welcome investment will contribute significantly to the ongoing delivery of the NK Arts Partnership’s ambitious, innovative and high quality programme of arts, cultural and creative industry experiences and opportunities.

“The Partnership’s programme is highly regarded locally, regionally and nationally, as this funding award shows, and something we are especially proud of as an authority. I look forward to us building that further as part of the rich variety of services and facilities which contribute to the vibrancy and vitality of our flourishing communities.”

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