Transported has got some exciting news to share!
Arts Council England earlier this year announced that they were putting further investment into the national programme we’re part of, Creative People and Places – and we are thrilled to announce that Transported has been awarded funding for another three years! This new grant will enable us to continue on the creative journeys that have been started in Boston Borough and South Holland.
Nick Jones, Programme Director, said: “We are delighted that Creative People and Places will enable us to carry on important and exciting work in South East Lincolnshire. Our work with private sector companies, including art on lorries, has been an inspiration to us and them at the potential value arts can offer the private sector. Boston Borough Council have embraced the opportunity to work with Transported to develop exciting and ambitious plans for public festivals that harness high levels of participation and celebrate local history, especially exciting in the run up to the Mayflower 400 international celebration, of which Boston is an important element.
And of course Transported has allowed thousands of residents to have a go or enjoy great art locally, and we will now focus on work with them to enable them to carry on.”
To see the full Arts Council England announcement, click here.
Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme for South Lincolnshire to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland district enjoying and participating in arts activities. It launched in May 2013 with artist-led consultation, taster activities and performances, the feedback from which shaped the wider arts programme that puts community at the centre of its approach. Transported removes the barriers that prevent participation, especially in rural communities, by finding creative ways to transport “purposeful” arts to where people come together; in market places, food factory canteens, the school gate or village greens.
Our Key areas of development are: Art on lorries, celebrating where we live through innovative, large scale mobile artworks; On Your Doorstep, working with community groups to use the arts to improve public spaces; Open Book, working with libraries to enrich rural communities; Community Events & Festivals, bringing arts activities to reinvigorate established village events and developing quality festival experiences; Arts & Health, working with health partners to pilot arts and health projects to contribute to wellbeing; Taster, providing opportunities to try new arts activities; and Transported Live, working with local businesses to create new arts experiences for the workplace and to bring live performances to Boston Borough & South Holland. Transported is overseen by a Management Group, a sub-committee of Leisure in the Community, with artsNK as its lead organisation.
A huge thank you to everyone who has been on the journey with us so far – and welcome to all those about to get on board!