This morning, it has been announced that Turner Contemporary will continue to be one of Arts Council’s NPOs
during the period 2018-22. Turner Contemporary is also one of only eight organisations across the South East
who will receive increased funding during this period for exciting, additional work.
With this funding, the gallery will develop and deliver a Digital Transformation Programme which will offer
further creative challenges for a diverse range of artists as well as innovative opportunities to develop and
engage with audiences, locally and globally.
In total, there will be 105 NPOs in the South East for 2018-22, reaching more people in more places than ever
before with ambitious art and culture. The Arts Council will invest £88million in the South East during this period.
Clive Stevens, Chair of Turner Contemporary says:
“We are delighted to be part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio. It is particularly exciting to have been
successful in securing additional investment for our digital ambitions which will enable us to remain connected,
cutting edge and relevant. We are looking forward to what promises to be a hugely exciting next four years –
giving more people than ever before the opportunity to experience great art and culture here at Turner
Hedley Swain, Area Director, South East, Arts Council England said:
“This is an exceptionally strong portfolio of organisations delivering great arts and cultural experiences to
audiences throughout the East and South East of England. Our investment will support inventive, pioneering
arts organisations, a range of museums and arts activity in libraries. It will reach into more places than ever
before, providing more people of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to participate in the arts –
inspiring them as artists, as audiences, or as a mix of both. We are delighted to increase our investment in
the East of England, with some exciting new organisations joining. All of our National Portfolio organisations
will play an essential role in reaching more people, developing local, national and international talent, and
making where they’re based great places to live, work and visit.”