Sandy Hill Arts Receives Substantial Funding Boost from Dorset Council

Sandy Hill Arts is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Dorset Council Organisational Revenue Support Fund for Culture. The fund, designed to support arts and heritage organisations and accredited museums, has allocated a total of £486,000 to 28 organisations over the next three years, including the Mowlem and Artsreach.

Laurel Hart, Artistic Director of Sandy Hill Arts, expressed gratitude for the support, saying,

“This funding is a big step forward for Sandy Hill Arts, helping us to achieve our goals by securing a sustainable employment model that enables us to develop and deliver over the next three years.

With Dorset Council’s financial backing, we’re excited to develop more innovative and inspiring creative experiences and opportunities for people of all ages and needs in Purbeck.

We’ll be working in partnership with other organisations to reach under-engaged audiences and deepen our community engagement, with an aim to combat rural isolation so that our community not only benefits from creative enrichment but also enhanced wellbeing.

We’re excited to kick off this year’s programme with a wellbeing workshop on Saturday 27th January and will be running more wellbeing activities across the year.

We will be hosting more exciting events, exhibitions and workshops too – from macrame to printmaking – as well as free activities for families and young children like our nature trails and art activities as well as our Arty Bazaars. Do keep a lookout on our website for our winter/spring programme.

We are grateful to the council for recognising Sandy Hill Art’s value in developing the arts in Purbeck and look forward to working with creatives and the wider community over the year ahead. Get in touch with us if you’re interested in getting involved!”

You can read more about the grant recipients here and in Swanage News coverage.