East Riding of Yorkshire Council is maintaining its support for the arts across the region by awarding grants totalling nearly £50,000 to eight organisations.
Councillor Richard Burton, the council’s portfolio holder for civic wellbeing and culture, said :“I am absolutely delighted that we have been able once again this year to award these grants, even in this challenging financial climate.
“It is vitally important that we continue to support the arts in the area where we can, because there is no doubt that a thriving arts scene contributes to the quality of life of our residents, and to the experience of tourists to the region. Successful arts events and organisations also contribute greatly to the local economy and allow residents to develop new skills and abilities, whilst at the same time having fun”.
The full list of arts grants from the council is as follows:
* Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival : £10,800 awarded to co-ordinate, programme and run the festival annually, including a series of school workshops
* Beverley Arts Trust : £1,000 awarded to plan and prepare the Beverley Puppet Festival
* Beverley Chamber Music Festival : £4,950 awarded to co-ordinate, programme, and run the festival annually, including a series of school workshops
* Beverley Folk Festival : £8,550 awarded to co-ordinate, programme and run the festival, including expanding of its educational role
* Bridlington Arts Festival : £4,500 awarded to provide funding for the annual arts festival with workshops and performance
* East Riding Theatre Ltd : £5,000 awarded to help establish a new professional theatre, based in Beverley
* Goole Town Council : £6,750 awarded to support their annual programme of music, dance and drama at The Junction in Goole
* Pocklington Arts Centre: £5,400 awarded to expand a programme of diverse, challenging and innovative theatre productions and workshops for adults and young people
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