New projects funded in england's north west

18 October 2002, United Kingdom

Harbour Lights, a public art installation set to grace Maryport Harbour in Cumbria, is among eight recipients of grants in the latest round of lottery funding from England's North West Arts Arts Council. Allerdale Borough Council in Cumbria received £27,450 from the awards to create the public art project, which hopes to create opportunities for artists’ workshops and encourage creativity in the community. Manchester’s popular theatrical venue, the Green Room, was awarded £48,068 to install new technology to ensure the ongoing success of the diverse programme at the venue. Meanwhile, London-based company Dance United received £24,886 towards an intense dance initiative with women inmates of HMP Styal prison, Macclesfield, to support their creativity and individual development. A total of £211,198 in Regional Arts Lottery Programme was shared between the recipients. Charlie Rowley, North West Arts Board Lottery Officer, said it was encouraging to see the awards reaching a broad section of the community. ‘It is good to see awards made more widely across the region and the diversity of arts projects is also interesting and innovative,’ he commented. ‘The Regional Arts Lottery Programme is committed to funding organisations who can provide enjoyment, as well as education through the arts,’ Mr Rowley said. Other recipients included: CUBE, Manchester - £45,065 Clonter Farm Music Trust, Chesire - £23,765 Vocal Academy, Manchester - £12,964 Artefact, London (for Manchester project) - £16,500 Music Stuff, Manchester - £12,500