The Corn Exchange has today received confirmation from Arts Council England that they are to remain a National Portfolio Organisation between 2018 and 2022.
The Trust will continue to receive £235,000 per annum, which will continue to support the organisation’s ambitious plans over the next five years.
Since joining the National Portfolio in 2015, the Corn Exchange has increased its audience and participation engagement to 123,000 per annum and has seen their Outdoor Arts Creation Space, 101, becoming a key focal point for national and international artists to create ambitious outdoor performances.
Katy Griffiths and Grant Brisland, Co-Director’s for the Corn Exchange Trust, said “We are delighted that our plans for the future continue to chime with the Arts Council England’s objectives and that we will continue as one of their National Portfolio Organisations. Over the last two years, the organisation has continued to grow for the benefit of the local community as well as supporting a diverse range of national and international artists at 101. It is fantastic to have the quality of the work we deliver recognised on a national scale.
The Corn Exchange has strong partnerships with its local core funders Greenham Trust and West Berkshire Council, and these have been vital to our continued growth and securing this investment from the Arts Council. As we look ahead to the future we’re focusing on ensuring we continue to create new and outstanding opportunities for artists, audiences and participants to engage with the Corn Exchange.”
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