Grants for the Arts funding secured!

The Arts Excite is pleased to announce that our recent grants for the arts funding bid to Arts Council England has been successful!

In November 2013 The Arts Excite finalised its plans for next stage development, which included submitting a funding bid to Arts Council England to extend its work. Following on from the success of Project One: See it clearly, The Arts Excite has been able to draw upon financial support from Slough Borough Council, Oxford Brookes University and JMD Media Lab to secure enough funding to begin the metamorphosis from social project to social enterprise.

Our grants for the arts funding will be used to work with disadvantaged 16-25 year olds, and provide them with real world project arts projects briefs that will benefit their community. The projects we offer will be Arts Award accredited and the produced project pieces will be exhibited when the learning curve opens to celebrate youth arts in Slough. At the same time as running these projects The Arts Excite will also be developing the enterprise side of our business plan, so stay tuned for further updates.

Finally, we would like to say an additional big thank you to organisations in and around the Slough area that took the time to write letters of support for our bid. Those organisations were Creative Junction, Slough Library, Women’s Aid Berkshire East and NACRO, and a special thanks you to Kam Bhatti, Alisha Kadri, Alison Honour, Victoria Bosher and Simon Walls for helping us to broker key relationships and giving vital feedback on the development of the funding bid.

It is now time for the arts to excite the community!

– The Arts Excite Team!

Jordon Maynatrd-Daley