Activate Performing Arts is delighted to announce that it has been awarded £899,000 over 3 years from The Arts Council’s National Portfolio funding programme. We are pleased that this settlement draws together the funding the organisation has been receiving over the past five years through the Arts Council’s various funding streams. The increase enables Activate to produce ‘Inside Out Dorset’ a major biennial outdoor arts festival for the region that will be part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Activate is the strategic organisation in Dorset focussing on producing and developing contemporary theatre, dance and outdoor celebrations/festivals. We work with artists, venues, programmers, and the education sector, social services, environment, economic development, among others, who all play a part in the ecology, sharing and delivering our aspirations with us.
With Arts Council core funding now secured for the next four years, Activate will
Director, Kate Wood says: ‘We are very pleased that the Arts Council has recognised our work and has granted us this level of funding from 2012. We are particularly pleased that the Inside Out Dorset Festival has been recognised and we are looking forward to working with our partners to deliver this programme over the next few years and we want to thank everyone for their support.’