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ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND AWARD RURAL MEDIA FUNDING 2018-22

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Date: 03/07/2017

Rural Media is delighted to announce that its application to Arts Council England to become a National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) 2018-22 has been successful.

NPOs receive regular funding from the Arts Council for a period of four years and represent some of the best arts practice in the world.

Rural Media is one of 183 new organisations to join the Arts Council’s Portfolio and has been awarded £986,000 for the period 2018-22.  This investment will enable Rural Media to consolidate its film and digital arts work across the Midlands, offering new opportunities for young people and rural communities, regardless of their background and circumstances, to get their voice heard and make meaningful steps onto the ladder of the UK’s booming creative industries.

From its Hereford-based offices and studios, Rural Media will also offer support to artists, arts and heritage organisations and public service providers, enabling them to create compelling films and digital content capable of reaching national and international audiences.

Rural Media’s Creative Director, Grant Black, said, “This investment really shows how committed the Arts Council is to diverse cultural talent in rural areas, and the very real role that digital art and creative technology plays in attracting and holding on to talent in communities like ours. This is a genuine boost to the social and economic wellbeing of Herefordshire and the Midlands”.

He went on to say, “We’re looking forward to rolling out an exciting new creative programme that brings innovation and new talent to the fore, showing that great art isn’t just found in cities, but can be created and discovered our own doorstep, ready to be enjoyed by everyone”.

www.ruralmedia.co.uk