Arts venues based at the University of Southampton have been awarded more than £3m over three years (2015-18) by Arts Council England, as part of its National Portfolio funding programme.
The University is proud to continue to host three Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisations on its Highfield campus – John Hansard Gallery, Turner Sims, and Nuffield, providing a concentration of artistic and cultural activity at the University, which is unique in the UK.
It’s been announced that over three years the John Hansard Gallery will receive approximately £1.3m, the theatre company Nuffield £1.6m and the concert venue Turner Sims just over £129,000.
Arts at Southampton form an integral part of the University’s research, enterprise, student experience and its relationship to the city and region. This funding secures our ability to continue to provide world-class arts activities, both on campus and beyond – enriching the cultural lives of our staff, students and the wider community of the region.”
– University of Southampton Registrar, Tessa Harrison
We are in the premier league of creative nations and this portfolio will keep us on top in an era of tight funding. We can delight in our arts organisations and museums for the sheer inspiration they bring to our daily lives, as well as their contribution to the creative sector. I’m proud that we’ve been able to deliver such a strong and well balanced portfolio.”
– Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair Arts Council England
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