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Grants for the Arts

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Abingdon Studios successfully received Grants for the Arts funding from Arts Council England for a period of 1 year.

2016 will focus on a range of activity to test bed ways which Abingdon develops in situ currently in Blackpool.

The funding will offer an employment opportunity for a residency coordinator as well as a series of commission and guest speaker funds to connect national artists with the working artists in the studio spaces.

It will also allow a focused period to explore Abingdon Studios governance structure in order to best position a sustainable contemporary space in the heart of Blackpool

One of the main aspects of the funding is to develop the WORK/LEISURE residency programme in partnership with Grundy Art Gallery