Farnham Maltings has been awarded significant additional funding for the period 2012/13 to 2014/15 from Arts Council England. In 2012/13 the allocation is for £562,071. 2013/14 will be for £696,000 and in 2014/15 the figure is £820,000. This uplift supports our existing work and two programmes of work that are delivered in partnership with others:
house is an existing consortium of regional producers that includes Brighton Festival and Dome; Oxford Playhouse; Newbury Corn Exchange; The Point in Eastleigh; Farnham Maltings; New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth; South Street in Reading and Theatre Royal Margate. The ambition of this group is to revitalise touring across the region by supporting venues to co-present, co-commission and co-produce work for their audiences. We want to support programming in Shanklin and Sheerness as well as commissioning from Whitstable to Wisbech.
ACE’s investment in house will enable the region’s venues to work together more collaboratively with a joined up approach to the creation, production and touring of work in the South East which will be of long-term benefit to both artists and audiences – Katy Griffiths, Director, Newbury Corn Exchange.
caravan is a partnership between Farnham Maltings and Brighton Festival and Dome that presents a biennial showcase of the best new theatre from across England to an international audience of festival organisers and programmers. This three day curated event aims to enable more companies to tour internationally and is delivered with the support of British Council, Brighton and Hove CC and UKTI.
Farnham Maltings continues to produce the work of a number of companies for audiences across the region and support the ambitions of new and emerging artists.
We are delighted to have been asked to make this happen. We are determined to use these resources to encourage new ways of working, finding new places and work that can contribute to the quality of life of our communities and new opportunities for theatre makers. – Gavin Stride, director of Farnham Maltings.