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Arts Council England Confirms 3 Year National Portfolio Funding for New Perspectives

01 July 2014

We are delighted to announce that New Perspectives will continue to be funded as part of the Arts Council England National Portfolio!

Arts Council England have made a conditional offer £908,234 of grant in aid over 3 years 2015-18 (a standstill offer of £302,745 in 15/16, 16/17, 17/18). Previous National Portfolio funding included an element from the National Lottery.

2014 marks our 40th anniversary. Since 2012/13 the company has been led by Artistic Director Jack McNamara and Executive Director Sally Anne Tye - staging UK premieres by major international artists including Lars von Trier, Saul Bellow and David Rudkin. Together, with the board and staff team, the company has developed a sharp vision for the future that both builds on past success whilst continuing to expand the range of work and at the same time supports Arts Council England in delivering its goals.

Central to this vision are three core beliefs:

1. To develop a highly original programme of home-grown work with exceptional production standards that resonates throughout the country and beyond
2. To deepen and expand our connection with the communities we make work for
3. To significantly impact on the careers of East Midlands emerging theatre artists

Chair of New Perspectives Diana Gilhespy said:
"This is a real testament to the exemplary work we have been presenting and touring in recent years, our work with East Midlands emerging artists and our vital role within the national arts ecology. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Jack, Sally and the team on their achievement and look forward to more great art from New Perspectives over the coming years "

New Perspectives Executive Director Sally Anne Tye continued:
"We don't underestimate the pressure on funders in the current climate or the strong cases made for supporting arts. National Portfolio Funding will enable us to continue to develop work that is culturally significant, artistically excellent from a distinctly original and new perspective!"

Read Arts Council England's official announcement here

Our latest production The Boss of it All by Lars von Trier, adapted for the stage and directed by our Artistic Director Jack McNamara runs from 2 - 27 July at Soho Theatre, 21 Dean Street, London, W1D 3NE. Tickets available from Soho Box Office on 020 7478 0100 or via Soho Theatre's website

Welcome

New Perspectives is an East Midlands' based touring theatre company, specialising in bringing new work to rural and community audiences. Through an annual programme of original adaptations, rare revivals and new writing, we aim to bring live theatre that is diverse, affordable and accessible into the heart of wide-ranging communities, as well as to regional, national and international venues.  
Our productions are testament to the fact that rural theatre is as relevant, challenging and vital as theatre made for any other environment. Our participatory projects, career defining training and mentoring opportunities for emerging regional talent and rural touring scheme Northants Touring Arts makes tangible difference to people where they live.

As a registered charity (no. 1058309), your support can make a real difference... Find out more
 
 
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