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Date published: 29th March 2019

North Norfolk District Council has awarded £11,000 from its Arts and Culture Fund to a range of projects from a youth centre, a park, music classes and a Parish Council.

The Arts and Culture Fund was launched a year ago and has awarded £28,032 to 19 projects in North Norfolk.

The aim of the fund is to provide vital funding to projects whose activities, services or events will improve the health and wellbeing of the people of North Norfolk through active participation in visual, literary and performing arts.

At the last Arts and Culture Fund Panel meeting, a total of £11,579 was awarded to support the following projects:

  • Southrepps Chorale (£729) - To hold a half-day open choral workshop to be led by an invited experienced professional presenter /facilitator with a national reputation. The workshop will be open to both singers and non-singers in the North Norfolk area.
  • Cantamus Community Choir (£1,000) - To hold a one-day open choral workshop with a free evening performance at the Lighthouse Church in Sheringham. The workshop will be open to both singers and non-singers in the North Norfolk area.
  • Holt Youth Centre (£2,000) – To fund a trained expert musician to run music workshops for children and young people once a week during term time.
  • The Friends of St Benets Abbey (£1,900) – a contribution to commissioning Parrabbola to devise and produce a piece of site-specific community theatre based on St Benets’ 1000-year history. There will also be outdoor performances in three local villages. Alongside the performances there will be a series of schools’ drama and music workshops led by experienced workshop leaders which will enable the children in each school to explore one of the themes of the community play and develop their own interpretation as a 'mini-drama' of their own.
  • Friends of North Lodge Park (£500) - To promote and publicise three open air theatre performances: Midsummer Night’s Dream – performed by Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company, The Importance of Being Earnest – performed by Stuff of Dreams Theatre Company and King Arthur - performed by Boxtree Productions.
  • The Garage (£1,000) – To work with two primary schools in rural North Norfolk to deliver regular dance activity, targeting 120 pupils. To deliver 1 two-day band club aimed at Year 6 students.

 

In addition to the above awards, based on project monitoring reports received the Panel also awarded the following:

  • Little Snoring Parish Council (£500) - to support the sustainability to deliver the programme of activities bringing arts and crafts to Little Snoring.
  • Musical Keys (£500) - to support the sustainability to deliver weekly music sessions for adults with learning difficulties and additional needs in North Norfolk
  • Playing for Cake (£1,000) - to support the sustainability to deliver Skylarks singing/music making sessions to the people of North Norfolk in particular those suffering with Parkinson’s.
  • Sing Your Heart Out (North) (£750) - to support the sustainability to deliver singing for wellbeing workshops in North Norfolk
  • Creative Arts East (£500) - to support the sustainability to deliver dance and movement activities in North Norfolk.
  • Music for Families in Briston and Holt (£500) - to support the sustainability to deliver free music sessions for adults with a child between 0-5 with the aim of helping develop children’s speech and language skills
  • SWAN (Supporting Women Activities Network) (£500) - to support the sustainability to deliver a broad range of art therapy based classes for ladies with mental health needs in North Norfolk.
  • North Norfolk Arts Co-Operative (£200) - to support the sustainability to deliver the TOHU-WA-BOHU project.

The Arts and Culture Fund is open all year round for applications.  The cut-off date for applications to go to the July panel is 28 June 2019.

For more information about the application process, visit www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/artsandculturefund or contact the Communities team on supporting.communities@north-norfolk.gov.uk or 01263 516248.

A North Norfolk District Council spokesman said: “We are delighted to support these wonderful and wide-ranging projects. North Norfolk District Council takes pride in helping develop the arts in our region which in turn helps improve the health and wellbeing of local people and communities.”


Last updated: 29th March 2019