Gloucester Culture Trust Grant Award:
The Gloucester arts scene has been boosted with a grant to support creative activity and development to young people in the area.
The Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) awarded Gloucester Culture Trust £250,000, which will support the Gloucester Roundhouse Exchange, a partnership with the iconic venue in London.
This scheme aims to increase the city’s offer of arts and culture to young people and embed art foundations in the city for the future. A Cultural Strategy was introduced in 2016, which is successfully attracting cultural investment allowing artists to develop their creative potential as well as drive art and heritage growth, part of Gloucester’s ongoing regeneration.
The city was awarded a £200,000 grant from the Foundation in 2017, with PHF further investing grant money into Gloucester’s artistic future.
The money will support three years of talent development programmes as well as provide opportunity for youth theatre, music, beatbox and dance. A Young Producers’ training scheme will also be able to run for a further two years.
Director of Gloucester Culture Trust, Hollie Smith-Charles said: “This grant is extraordinary and reflects the high esteem in which grant-makers and investors hold Gloucester and the exciting work that is happening here. The city’s cultural offering is making waves nationally through its ambitious, collaborative approach. It is a vital part of Gloucester’s ongoing place-making. We’re delighted to be continuing our work with the Roundhouse, our local partners and the young people of Gloucester, and look forward to seeing how far we can go in the next three years.”
For more information about Gloucester arts and culture, visit: https://gloucesterculture.org.uk
Image: YogiBeats and Multi-Story Orchestra performing at Gloucester’s Rooftop Festival 2019 photo by StigGodding