Wednesday, 30 March 2011

ACE news for Curve

Leicester's beautiful glass fronted theatre, Curve, has released the following statement:

Prof Philip Tasker, Chair of the Board, Leicester Theatre Trust says; “Earlier this year Curve submitted an application to the Arts Council England National Portfolio Funding Programme for funding for three years, beginning in 2012.

"We have learned this morning that our application has been successful, with Arts Council England stating “a good application from a producing theatre with a growing reputation based on high production values, [with] strong potential to make a considerable contribution to ensuring excellent art happens.”

Prof Tasker continued; “We are grateful for Arts Council England’s support, and that of Leicester City Council, our other major funder, as we continue to build both audiences and Curve’s reputation for producing quality theatre and hosting the very best of visiting and community work. As our new Chief Executive, Fiona Allan, joins us next week we look forward to taking Curve forward into a new and exciting chapter.”

I'm glad to see my 'second home' has received good news today. My heart-fely sympathies for those who didn't get the answer they were looking for from ACE. How can we continue to support the growth of the arts?

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