Leicester Print Workshop achieves another 4 years funding from Arts Council England
27th June 2017
The announcement made by Arts Council England today confirms ongoing funding for Leicester Print Workshop.
Leicester Print Workshop (LPW) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded another 4 years funding from Arts Council England for 2018 – 2022. The decision, received this morning, confirms continuation of LPW’s National Portfolio Status and will see ongoing investment in its work as the Midlands Centre for Fine Art Printmaking.
Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England said: “We want everyone to have the chance to get creative and Leicester Print Workshop provides opportunities for people to develop fine art and printmaking skills from their redeveloped new premises in the heart of the cultural quarter. We’re happy to be supporting them over the next four years and it will be great to see them go from strength to strength.”
“We are delighted to be selected as a National Portfolio Organisation for another 4 years”, Lucy Phillips, Director of LPW said this morning, “this investment will contribute to our costs to run our wonderful open access studio, to support artists wanting to practice and develop their work and to give people from our local communities the opportunity to learn and enjoy printmaking. Our relocation to our refurbished RIBA Award winning building in 2015 raised our profile and significantly changed how we go about promoting, advancing and sustaining our versatile art form and this ongoing investment strengthens our work going forward”.
The new round of NPO funding will begin in April 2018 and will run until March 2022, LPW will continue to receive annual payments of £70,290. As LPW is also the host of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network for the East Midlands (CVAN,EM) included within the NPO grant will be a £20,000 per annum payment for its running costs.
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