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Coventry Artspace win Lottery grant for future expansion of their work

  • Date: 21 June 2012
  • Area: Midlands

Coventry Artspace, the leading independent art facility in Lower Holyhead Road, has received a National Lottery award of over £53,000 to allow them to expand their work with visual artists, community groups and cultural partners in the city.

The award comes from Arts Council England through its Grants for the arts scheme.

Laura Elliot, Director of Coventry Artspace, which was established as a charity in 2009, said: "Artspace acts as a vital catalyst for exchange between artists, community groups and cultural partners in Coventry.

"This support from the Arts Council is not just for Artspace, but for the city and for the artists that choose to work here."

Laura added:  "We are delighted at getting this funding. This 18 month project will help to put Artspace on the national art map by shining a spotlight on the work that we do at a local level.  In these challenging times, having our work recognised by the Arts Council is so important and so unbelievably rewarding."

Jackie Lee, Relationship Manager (Visual Arts) with Arts Council England in the West Midlands, said: "Coventry Artspace is important in developing the visual arts in the city in terms of engagement and participation.

"Its programme and outreach activities link the city's artists with local people.  This work will have a positive impact on Coventry's inhabitants and artistic community."