We're delighted to share today that Arts Council England have offered National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) funding of £2,584,026 for the period 2023 to 2026.This investment will allow us to further develop our work and ambitions in towns, the region and internationally, and reflect our long-time commitment to art and communities. This illustrates the contribution we are making to Let’s Create, Arts Council England's 10-year strategy.
Over the three years from 2023 to 2026 we will meet these ambitions through the delivery of four strands of work:
- We will improve the range, quality and audience for contemporary theatre across Southeast England by leading ‘house’ the regional network of over 170 venues, building upon our producing and touring work over the last ten years and introducing exciting international opportunities to the region.
- We will increase the number of people participating in and enjoying crafts by extending the profile, participation and value of crafts. Along with this we will build relationships and partnerships in the international field of craft, with a developing programme of sector leading festivals, workshops, and training, hosted here in Farnham, a World Craft Town.
- We will redefine the role an arts centre plays within a community, whilst learning and sharing with other town-based organisations regionally, nationally and internationally and locally, enriching the cultural life of Farnham.
- We will support the independent theatre community nationwide - nurturing new talent – supporting the creation of new work and forging international connection through a programme of exchange, training, and performance.
Read the full press release below.
“I am delighted with today’s news. This really enables us to build upon and evolve our work in theatre and communities in the region and internationally. And for the first time this will also enable us to develop our craft work, as a World Craft Town. This success is a real reflection of the enormous hard work from all the team at Farnham Maltings and I’d like to thank them for their continued energy and inspiration which sits behind this success.”
Emma Haigh, Interim CEO Farnham Maltings