THG receives new Arts Council funding
24 July 2019
THG has been awarded a significant grant from Arts Council England National Lottery Project grants.
The gallery has successfully applied for a grant of £49,900, which will deliver an 18 month project that marks a new strategic and curatorial direction for THG – including a dynamic programme of exhibitions, events, collaborations and learning initiatives.
The grant also includes funding for an Engagement Officer role, which will enable THG to bring together contemporary art, craft, the environment, social engagement and wellbeing. The programme will reach diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds, through creative practice and processes, contributing to the cultural ecology of the region.
Phil Gibby, Area Director, South West, Arts Council England, said:
“This project signals an exciting shift for Thelma Hulbert Gallery and their ability to engage more people with enriching art and culture. Their partnerships with schools, museums, charities and artists creates a space that is relevant and accessible to the rural communities the gallery sits within. Bringing contemporary visual art, environmental concerns and health together through socially engaged practice helps us achieve our mission of Great Art and Culture for Everyone and wouldn’t be possible without the National Lottery.”
THG’s Manager/ Curator Ruth Gooding said:
“We would like to thank Arts Council England for this funding which enables us to enter an exciting new phase: enabling new partnerships, reaching new audiences and supporting artistic practice. We are uniquely situated in East Devon and supported by East Devon District Council to work with all our communities and the public to celebrate and share the value of culture.”
Image - Pinhole Camera Family Workshop, Sidbury (c) Simon Tutty