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North East art attractions win funding jackpots

The region's biggest grant goes to Sage Gateshead. Photo: Sage Gateshead

The Arts Council has announced which organisations will receive grants worth millions pounds across the North East.

Here are some of the big winners.

  • SAGE GATESHEAD - £10.5m
Sage Gateshead. Credit: Sage Gateshead

‘This three year core-funding commitment from Arts Council England is the bedrock of Sage Gateshead’s future. We’re very glad to have this vote of confidence in a very tough public funding environment. Arts Council England have shown great faith in the values and ambition we have as a company to bring musical performance and participation to a broad and diverse range of people across the north east and beyond, and we can now look forward to our second decade with renewed confidence’.

– Lord Falconer, Chairman of Sage Gateshead
  • BALTIC CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART - £9.5m
Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Credit: Baltic

Despite requests, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art did not provide a statement.

  • BEAMISH & BOWES MUSEUMS - £2.1m
Beamish, the Living Museum of the North. Credit: Beamish Museum

“We are truly delighted to receive this backing from the Arts Council - it really is fantastic news for Durham and the North East. Working together with The Bowes this funding will help us build on our recent success. We are excited by the opportunities that lie ahead, as we develop our museums to be truly world-class. It is great to see two County Durham museums recognised on a national stage. The award is a tribute both to our self-reliance and to the support we have from our communities that make us the success that we are. ”

– Richard Evans, Museum Director at Beamish, the Living Museum of the North

“This is an excellent endorsement for the partnership and an encouragement for us to continue to deliver excellence and opportunities throughout the region.”

– Adrian Jenkins, Director of The Bowes Museum
  • MIMA - £1.5m
Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art Credit: Mima

"The funding will enable us to continue delivering the highest quality exhibitions and learning programmes, support artists in the region, and reach and inspire audiences of all kinds, including children and young people."

– Mima Spokesman
  • NATIONAL GLASS CENTRE - £1m
National Glass Centre, Sunderland. Credit: National Glass Centre

“This is fantastic news for National Glass Centre and is testament to Arts Council England’s ongoing commitment to developing access to the arts and culture in the city of Sunderland. We are looking forward to working in close partnership with Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art over the next three years to further improve the city’s contemporary art and craft provision.”

– James Bustard, Director at National Glass Centre