Spike Island is delighted to announce that it will continue to be supported as part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for the years 2018-2022.
This enables Spike Island to support a dynamic cultural and artistic community in Bristol and to provide a programme of challenging contemporary art including exhibitions, events, participatory workshops and activities for young people.
Spike Island’s director Helen Legg said ‘We could not be more pleased that the work we do will now continue to grow and develop over the coming four years. Spike Island is a new model for the visual arts, one that starts by creating the conditions within which artists, writers, designers and those working in related fields can thrive, and devising meaningful ways for the wider public to encounter this. At a time of national soul searching, it’s clear that we need art and artists more than ever. This announcement from Arts Council England enables their work and we’re extremely grateful.’
The award also secures funding for Visual Arts South West (VASW) over the same period. VASW provides a platform to promote and support the work of the region's visual arts ecology and is part of the national Contemporary Visual Arts Network which is dedicated to developing a stronger visual arts for the benefit of artists, arts organisations and audiences, present and future.
For more information on the announcement and a full list of Arts Council England’s NPO organisations for 2018–2022, visit: www.artscouncil.org.uk/NPO
Recent Spike Island highlights include: