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Art Council England funding for Quad

Arts Council England has today announced £119,962 funding for QUAD in Derby to boost its digital DNA and to increase accessibility for audiences.

Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England, said: “We are investing in some really exciting projects across the Midlands and it will be great to see this funding make a difference to local communities, whether that is through the creation of new facilities for people to use or by supporting the local creative economy.”

He added: “QUAD’s plans to upgrade and expand its facilities embody two critical areas of work for the Arts Council: digital and diversity. This investment in QUAD’s buildings and equipment will improve facilities to ensure more people have the opportunity to experience and enjoy the great line-up of activities and events on offer.”

Adam Buss, QUAD CEO, said: “QUAD is delighted to have been successful in its bid to increase its capacity to engage audiences with digital technology.

"As part of the bid, we will increase our accessible technology to help more users who have sight or hearing difficulties to access our programme. We will also increase our capacity to deliver outdoor film-based events and increase our internal capacity to deliver digital engagement and education activities for audiences in Derby. Digital media is part of QUAD’s DNA and this further develops our opportunities to inspire and engage audiences.”

Arts Council England is investing more than a total of £1.6m in buildings and equipment arts and cultural organisations need to bring great art and culture to people in the Midlands, including Corby Cube Theatre Trust, Royal & Derngate Theatres, Stoke-On-Trent City Council, The New Art Exchange and Sinfonia Viva Chamber Orchestra.