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The Thames Estuary to receive cultural development funding

22nd Jan 2019

Five locations in England will receive a share of £20 million that is being invested in local culture, heritage and creative industries, and to help drive economic growth by the Government’s new Cultural Development Fund (CDF).

The Thames Estuary will receive £4.3 million to help develop a globally-significant creative production corridor. Through a programme of cultural R&D, training and mentoring for local organisations, and new arts commissioning, a consortium of partners will develop a well-connected creative cluster.

CVAN South East network member Whitstable Biennale is part of a consortium with Metal Southend, the University of Kent, the University of Essex and local authorities. They are proposing a unique cross-boundary partnership between North Kent and South Essex, including the presentation of the second Estuary Festival in September/October 2020.

For more information read the CDF press release.

Image: Artist Walk, Isle of Grain, Mike Nelson, 2016. Photographed by Matthew de Pulford.

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