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Transported awarded further 3 years funding.

22nd October 2015

We have some exciting news to share from Transported.

Transported the strategic, community focused programme which aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts activities, has been awarded a further 3 years of funding from Arts Council England as part of the Creative People and Places programme. artsNK is the lead organisation on the Transported Management Group (a sub-committee of Leisure in the Community).

Nick Jones, Transported Programme Director (and artsNK Visual Arts Manager), 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.”

Transpored 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.

To find out more about the project please visit www.tranportedart.com

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