£700k award brings more art into South Holland communities

Transported brought pumpkin art to the Spalding Pumpkin Festival.
Transported brought pumpkin art to the Spalding Pumpkin Festival.
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More creative arts programmes will be heading for South Holland now Transported has been awarded a share of £5.2 million in the latest round of the Arts Council’s Creative People and Places funding programme.

In August 2012, Transported received a £2.59 million investment from the Arts Council’s Creative People and Places programme.

Transported has allowed thousands of residents to have a go or enjoy art

Nick Jones, programme director

Since then, it has been finding creative ways to take great artistic and cultural experiences to the places where people come together, from market places and food factory canteens, to the school gate and village greens.

The latest award gives them a further £700,000. Nick Jones, programme director, said: “We’re delighted that this Creative People and Places funding will enable us to carry on the important and exciting work in south east Lincolnshire.

“Our work with private sector companies, including art on lorries, has been an inspiration to us and them about the potential value arts can offer the private sector.

“Transported has allowed thousands of residents to have a go or enjoy great art locally.”

Peter Knott, area director for Arts Council England, said: “Arts and culture make the places we live in vibrant and exciting. This latest investment will see the Transported team build on the work they’ve been doing to ensure people living in South Holland can get involved with arts and culture in the heart of their community.”

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