Artcore Awarded Prestigious CIP Grant!
May 10, 2022

Artcore, Derby awarded prestigious CIP grant!

Artcore, Derby, has been awarded the prestigious CIP Grant from the Arts Council England. Under the Grant, Artcore will receive £250K. Artcore is among 66 cultural organisations across the country to benefit from a share of over £22.7 million from Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme.

This funding comes as a vital boost for Artcore as it will help upgrade the existing built infrastructure to offer quality cultural experiences to its varied and multi-cultural audiences. The double-storeyed Artcore building in downtown Derby will become a landmark once it is refurbished with modern amenities to house a café, craft shop and vibrant venue for cultural events on the ground floor and an expansive exhibition/gallery space on the first floor. Thus Artcore’s inherent strength will be further supported by sustainability, operational resilience, and reduction of environmental footprint. Planned works comprise repairs, refurbishments, building improvements and café fittings that conform to considerable energy-saving efficiencies. The redevelopment of the 350m2 Artcore Gallery will help reinvigorate the cultural identity of the area, transformed to create a much-looked-forward-to visitor destination, supporting regeneration in Derby city. The Gallery will be installed with physical infrastructure and digital equipment to offer the latest in art display opportunities for artists, especially across the East Midlands. It will be a wonderful public space to engage with and enjoy cultural activities of all kinds.

As part of these 2021-22 and 2022-23 Grants, over £22.7 million has been awarded to 66 cultural organisations across the country, including Artcore. The Capital Investment Programme aims to help cultural organisations across the country transform their buildings and equipment so they can operate safely post-pandemic, improve access, seize technological opportunities, and reduce environmental impact. From Barrow-in-Furness to The Isles of Scilly, the organisations receiving funding share a vision to build a fit for the future cultural sector, which all members of their communities can access.