Great news this morning hearing that Arts Council England (ACE) have shown continued support for aspex Gallery with the gallery securing funding for the next three years!
Chair of the board of trustees, Deborah Owen-Ellis Clark, said: “The board of trustees is pleased that ACE recognises the importance of the work aspex does as an NPO and we are very proud of the aspex team who are so committed to delivering an extraordinary quality of work and educational experiences. The team will now be able to continue their important work in helping to enrich the cultural environment in Portsmouth and surrounding area. Thank you to ACE.”
University of Portsmouth’s Dr. Catherine Harper, who is Dean of the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, said: “University of Portsmouth has interacted with aspex for over 30 years, so we are thrilled that Arts Council England have included them in their national portfolio for the next three years. We continue our close co-operation to this day, with students from courses in the Faculty of Creative & Cultural Industries and across the University working with aspex on a range of different projects. The announcement is also a further vote of confidence in the growth of Creative & Cultural Industries sector in the city of Portsmouth”.
The funding, set at £112,000 per year from 2015, is a slight cut of 1% from the current level, but will still enable aspex to continue to support the development of the contemporary visual art sector in Portsmouth and the surrounding region. We look forward to contributing to an increasingly vibrant cultural offer, and connecting with more people over the coming years.
Here is to the next three years!
Find out more at www.aspex.org.uk