Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme which aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts activities. It is overseen by a Consortium sub-committee of Leisure in the Community, with artsNK as its lead organisation. It is funded by the Creative People and Places fund from Arts Council England.
The Creative People and Places fund is focusing investment in parts of the country where people’s involvement in the arts is significantly below the national average, with the aim of increasing the likelihood of participation. Following an application and interview process, South Holland & Boston Borough was awarded funding from Arts Council England under the initial Transported consortium, being one of only seven areas of greatest need that was successful in the first round of applications. For more information, visit the Creative People and Places website.
This investment will encourage long-term collaborations between local communities and arts organisations, museums, libraries and local authorities. It aims to empower them to experiment with radically different approaches and develop inspiring, sustainable arts programmes that will engage audiences in those communities.