City Council comments on Arts Council England funding for other arts organisations in Exeter

Posted on: 10 July 2014

Exeter City Council was today looking at the impact of Arts Council funding for organisations across the city. 

Cllr Rosie Denham, Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, said there had been good news for arts organisations in Exeter 

She added: “ We will continue to work with all the arts organisations across Exeter to ensure they continue to flourish.” 

Cllr Denham spoke individually about the different arts organisations in relation to today’s news: 

Northcott Theatre 
“I am delighted to hear that the Arts Council has recognised the reinvigoration of the Exeter Northcott Theatre and the fantastic contribution it makes to the cultural life of the city and region. Exeter is teeming with talented artists and enthusiastic audiences, and we look forward to continuing to work with the theatre to build on its success.”

Bike Shed 
“It is fantastic that the Bike Shed has been recognised for its work at the forefront of a new wave of theatre in Exeter.” 

“Kaleider is an exciting company looking to do something different and which you would not expect to see here in Exeter. Therefore it is great that recognition has been given to Kaleider and to give them the opportunity to develop this wide programme even further.” 

Theatre Alibi & Exeter Phoenix 
“It’s tremendous to see support for the long standing and much loved leading arts organisations which are fundamentally important to maintaining the city as a hub for cultural activity in this part of the south west.” 

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