Joint Statement from Landmark Theatres CEO Paul Jepson and Chair David Hutchinson on Arts Council England’s 2022 Investment Programme Announcement.
We are very pleased to share that we are to be part of Arts Council England’s National Investment Programme for 2023– 2026, having this morning received a conditional funding offer.
The Arts Council’s investment over the next three years will ensure that Landmark Theatres can deliver an ambitious artistic mission, driving quality work, inspiring and developing new talent for and with the audiences we serve across North Devon and Peterborough.
We are aware that this is good news for our organisation and the places we serve, however we are also mindful that other organisations were not able to receive funding. We are committed to supporting projects, developing artists and partnering with organisations who don’t receive funding by providing resources and opportunities to continue to bring work to places of low cultural engagement.
The idea for Landmark Theatre Ltd was born before the pandemic, which has served to make it more urgent. The theatres, some of whom have previously been closed or in difficulty under previous administrations, have been through a transformation over the past 2 years. Previously named Selladoor Venues, Landmark Theatres is now moving forward with an ambitious new model for operating. We are building a new producing theatre organisation outside London – for the first time in a generation. This community embedded new national organisation is designed to deliver the highest quality theatre by for and with the widest demographic in the least engaged places in England. This funding from Arts Council is a great vote of confidence in our potential to deliver to areas previously underinvested in culturally.
We are headquartered at the Queen’s Theatre, 100 Boutport Street Barnstaple and currently we work in Northern Devon and in Peterborough. We look forward to working with our national, regional, and local partners and most of all with the artists and communities in our places – to deliver measurable economic benefit, improve health and well-being and first and foremost to empower talent and create and curate exceptional work.
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