Published: Wed, June 28, 2017
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Tees Valley to receive part of £170m arts fund

Tees Valley to receive part of £170m arts fund

There is some good news for the English National Opera on Tuesday as the organization has learned that has re-entered the Arts Council England's portfolio at its current funding level of 12.38 million euros.

Overall funding to London will not change. And they are also organisations that have made great progress in raising funds.

"It recognises the exceptional quality of the city's cultural institutions and the addition of several new organisations to the portfolio underlines the growing ambitions for the city to be an global powerhouse for culture". Their commitment has allowed us to build a sustainable business model, and one that I am confident will allow ENO to grow and prosper.

"We have exciting and ambitious plans for artistic development, and with this funding we can ensure the festival continues to broaden and diversify our artists and audiences as well as invest in our community". Only three years ago we were facing a very real risk of closure and it is hugely significant to see the work of the whole company celebrated through this show of confidence from ACE'.

Also in Barrow, Octopus Collective, a music organisation that works with emerging artists to create sound installations and new forms of music, including the biennial Full of Noises Festival, will receive £280,928.

The Royal Opera House, Southbank Centre, National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company are having their funding cut as a result of a new Arts Council settlement which will see more money go outside London.

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ARTS organisations from across the region have been given a positive boost on the funding front.

Speaking at the announcement in Leicester, Nicholas Seroto, chairman of Arts Council England said: "Today we are announcing the largest ever investment in the Arts Council National Portfolio".

The National Portfolio for 2018-22 encompasses 831 organisations, including 183 new organisations.

Four arts and cultural organisations in the South West will share a total of £1.3million which will help to give them the best buildings and equipment to deliver their excellent work. This includes £341 million of grant-in-aid and £68 million of National Lottery funding.

Serota said the 2018-22 portfolio would energise the sector, adding that it was "going to disrupt, going to challenge - above all, it's going to change people's lives".

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