We are really pleased to announce that Corby has been successful in its application to the Arts Council’s Creative People and Places fund. FCA was one of the 9 local organisations that made the application and is looking forward to being a part of a great programme of expanded artistic activity throughout Corby over the next three years.
Arts Council England released this statement:
Groundwork North Northamptonshire has been awarded £1,000,000 over a three-year period.
Made in Corby is an exciting and ambitious programme that recognises and draws inspiration from the identity and reputation of Corby as a making place. Made in Corby will ensure that more local people than ever before will see, experience, create and take part in high quality arts activities throughout the Borough of Corby. All decisions will be made through real and genuine partnership between Corby’s communities, artists, and arts and voluntary organisations. All activities will be ambitious, aiming to bring the best local, national and international artists to make work with, for and in Corby’s communities. All activities will invest in Corby, its people and its skills – making Corby, and all its communities, stronger, more creative and more confident in the future.
The programme will include things like huge community productions in public spaces; communities commissioning and creating new projects and productions; an ideas fund to make creative ideas from local people happen quickly; a Big Night Out each month; and an Arts Bus, making it easier for people from every estate and village to get to Made in Corby events throughout the Borough. Great art is, and will be, Made in Corby.
Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England, said: “We’re looking forward to working with the consortium as they develop their ideas for creating and sharing great art for everyone. We believe the project will make a real contribution to the quality of people’s lives. We were impressed by the innovative and engaging vision of this project. They plan to give communities in Corby a voice in a very imaginative way. The range of artistic opportunities they are suggesting show they have a real understanding of getting great art to people who otherwise might not think to take part.No Comments