Arts Council England this week announced their new national portfolio of arts organisations and museums, representing a major public investment in England’s art and culture.
Homotopia was awarded £240k over 3 years which starts in April 2015. It was one of a handful of organisations that received an increase in funding.
In this uncertain economic climate, the financial support from ACE will go a long way to ensure that Homotopia can continue to produce its award winning annual festival and innovative year round participatory and education programme. It also means the organisation can extend its youth and educational work as well as continue its touring projects.
Homotopia Artistic Director & founder, Gary Everett said
“We are delighted that the Arts Council have awarded Homotopia funding between 2015-18 and with the added news of an uplift in funding, we believe, is exceptional given the huge pressure on arts funding.
Everett said “Their continued support over the last 3 years as a National Portfolio Organisation has enabled Homotopia to present world class artists, new commissions, community outreach programmes and grow bigger each year. This new award gives us stability, enables capacity and the confidence to plan for the future.”
Sir Peter Bazalgette, the chair of Arts Council England, said: “We are in the premier league of creative nations and this portfolio will keep us on top in an era of tight funding. We can delight in our arts organisations and museums for the sheer inspiration they bring to our daily lives as well as their contribution to the creative sector. I’m proud that we’ve been able to deliver such a strong and well balanced portfolio.”
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