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Arts group Transported has won £811,000 to deliver projects for South Holland and Boston.

The money - from Arts Council England's Creative People and Places national portfolio - will cover the next three years of activities.

Transported Director Nick Jones said: "We are delighted and excited at the news that Arts Council England are funding Transported to continue our work in Boston and South Holland for another three years.

Transported Art enlisted Helter Skelter Arts to provide entertainment in Spalding Market Place as part of the recent 'Super Saturday' events.
Transported Art enlisted Helter Skelter Arts to provide entertainment in Spalding Market Place as part of the recent 'Super Saturday' events.

"In preparation for the application, we undertook extensive consultation, where residents, groups and partners identified an appetite and ambition for a range of exciting and innovative projects, which we will now be able to take forward, including working with young people, older residents, festivals, and public art."

In total, 39 projects won funding from Arts Council England - sharing a pot of £38.3 million.

The money is supposed to be spent on arts and cultural activities that local communities 'want and need'.

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said: "Everyone, no matter where they are from, should be able to experience arts and culture. The fantastic Creative People and Places projects help make culture more accessible and strengthen bonds in local communities.

"I'm delighted that this £38.3 million funding will make sure more people across the whole of England have access to brilliant cultural and creative activities on their doorsteps."

Darren Henley, Chief Executive of Arts Council England, said: “These projects change villages, towns and cities for the better, helping people to lead happier, healthier lives.

"Our new investment means more people in more places across England will benefit from that magical spark of possibility, innovation and invention that only happens when culture and creativity becomes part of their daily lives.”



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