Rekindle to ignite creativity, culture, and collaboration in libraries

Arts Council England,
30 June 2023, England

Led by Creative Arts East (CAE), Rekindle is an exciting new project that places libraries, and their staff, at the heart of delivering creative and cultural experiences for rural and underserved communities. 

It will see CAE collaborate with strategic partners National Rural Touring Forum and Libraries Connected to empower library services by boosting workforce skills; it will also support them to experiment with new ways to engage audiences – both in and out of library spaces.

The three-year project will bring five library services together with arts partners across Norfolk, Sandwell, Blackburn, Medway, and Buckinghamshire. Through working with an arts partner, the project aims to help libraries connect better with their local arts ecosystem – supporting them to provide library users with relevant and vibrant creative activities.