artsdepot to benefit from Arts Council capital investment

Published: Tue 24 Feb 2015

artsdepot has been successful in its application for capital funding from Arts Council England and will receive £100,000 to carry out essential building improvements as part of the Arts Council's small scale capital programme.

This funding, which was announced today, will support urgent renewal and repair work, including roof repairs, development of the main entrance, technical upgrades, new carpets, upgraded toilets, maintenance and improvements to the building’s environmental sustainability.

artsdepot welcomes over 110,000 visitors a year to watch its performance programme and take part in a variety of participation activities. This essential refurbishment will improve the ambience of the building and provide a welcoming environment for visitors.

Tracy Cooper, Chief Executive of artsdepot said:
“We’re absolutely thrilled to have received the good news from the Arts Council today. It’s really important that our valued visitors have a great experience at artsdepot. We are open year-round with multiple performances, workshops and classes each day; and after 10 years with very little investment in the infrastructure of the building, the venue is starting to show signs of wear and tear. We operate as a charity and would not have had the funds to carry out this vital work without the support of the Arts Council. We are excited about starting the improvement works, so our visitors can enjoy the improved facilities.”

artsdepot is one of 41 organisations across England to receive funding from Arts Council England’s small scale capital investment programme. Totalling a sum of over £9.5 million, the funding awards range from £100,000 to £499,999. This investment aims to support organisations to develop resilience by giving them the right buildings and equipment to deliver their work, and to become more sustainable and resilient businesses.
Read more about the Arts Council's small scale capital programme.

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