Funding to support Lincoln arts trust for four years

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Almost £990,000 of funding has been awarded from Arts Council England to support five arts centres in Lincolnshire.

Arts Council England announced it would grant £207,194 a year for four years from 2018 to the Lincoln Arts Trust Ltd, a consortium of five arts centres in the county.

Funding will support programmes at Lincoln Drill Hall, Guildhall Arts Centre Grantham, Stamford Arts Centre, South Holland Centre Spalding and the Riverbed Playgoers Theatre in Louth.

As part of the offer, Arts Council England has also agreed to invest an additional £40,000 a year to the consortium to develop a range of outreach and audience development activities.

Lincoln Drill Hall CEO Chris Kirkwood said:  “I’m delighted that Arts Council England has recognised the value of the work that our venues in Lincolnshire do and what they offer to our wonderful varied communities.

“The additional funding made available is most welcome and demonstrates a statement of intent from ACE in the quality and breadth of our work.”

Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England added: “We’re delighted to be increasing our investment in LOV (Lincolnshire One Venues) over the next four years.

“LOV works with people in the local area to develop artistic skills and it’ll be great to see our investment help create a community and social development programme to reach new audiences, including children and young people.”