Those interested in a career in the creative arts and culture industry could benefit from new funding that has been announced in Doncaster. 2/10/2012
Arts Council England is set to invest £2.5million in a three-year project called Right Up Our Street, which will develop a network of five local community arts bases across the town and aim to make arts activity an important part of people's lives.
The funding is being distributed through the Creative People and Places project, which focuses investment in locations where involvement in the arts is lower than the national average.
Elaine Hirst, co-director of Doncaster Community Arts (darts) , the organisation that developed the successful bid, said, 'It is important to remember that Creative People and Places is not simply a series of projects. It is a slow, thoughtful research process where we all in Doncaster - individuals, communities, artists and arts organisations - get together to explore exactly what art is right up our street.'
Cluny Macpherson, regional director at Arts Council England , commented, 'It's a really exciting time for the arts in Doncaster.'
This comes after the green light was given to a brand new £20million performance venue, which will be opened in March 2013, in the town's Civic and Cultural Quarter.
The building will house a main 600-seat auditorium, a 200-seat performing space, a modern dance studio, a drama studio and several rehearsal, workshop and teaching spaces.
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