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Arts funding boost for Newbury

The arts in Newbury got a big boost this morning after it was revealed the Town would get extra cash from the Arts Council.

Just under £750,000 will be given to the Corn Exchange.

The Corn Exchange will use the money to embark on an ambitious new programme of activity for 101 – the UK’s principal centre for the creation of outdoor arts. As well as developing the range of facilities at 101, the funding will also provide essential talent and skills development opportunities, alongside a series of residencies. The work will help to create a significant change in the level of support available to outdoor artists in the UK.

Alison Clark, National Director, Combined Arts, Arts Council England, said: “This round of awards will have a significant impact on artistic activities that huge numbers of people will get to experience, and will provide exceptional opportunities for emerging and established artists to make work in new places or in new formats. One of the key aims of this funding programme is to ensure long term development of ambitious art production and these projects are fantastic examples of that.”

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