Following on from their Visit Devon Gold Award success, THG (East Devon District Council’s Thelma Hulbert Gallery) announced that they have just secured a major grant from Arts Council England.
The Arts Council have awarded THG £40,000 from their Grants for the Arts programme. This will invest in THG’s learning programme and audience development over a two year period.
Phil Gibby, area director, South West, Arts Council England, said: ‘Our National Lottery-funded grants for the arts scheme is all about supporting a range of art projects and getting great art to more people, and we’re confident that this award will significantly increase opportunities for people in Devon and throughout the South West to enjoy seeing and participating in arts activity of the highest quality.
‘We’re particularly excited by Thelma Hulbert Gallery’s plans to build on their award-winning work with young people and those marginalised in the community.
‘We know that arts and creativity make a strong contribution to improving the health and well-being of people taking part so our investment here will have real impact in the region.’
Angela Blackwell, THG curator explained: ‘We are thrilled to have received this substantial grant and to have the continued support of Arts Council England. The funding will contribute to our fantastic schools, family and community activities at THG, as well as the exhibition programme.
‘This funding ensures even more people from East Devon and the wider region can access our exciting exhibitions and activities.’
(from a press release)
(image: Thelma Hulbert workshop, courtesy ofHelen Lisk Photography)