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Nature may shut down in the Autumn/Winter season but for the arts it is a vibrant time, with theatre, music and dance flourishing in seasonal performances; with fairs and festivals moving indoors at impressive venues; and with galleries presenting new exhibitions showcasing the latest work of established artists, designers, sculptors and makers as well as talented newcomers to the arts scene. In this issue we have news of all that as we shine the spotlight on this creative community, and the huge part that they play in making ours a dynamic place in which to live, work and do business.
 We are fortunate in our region to have this abundance of creative talent: inspirational people whose work not only contributes enormously to our quality of life, but also to the wellbeing and economic health of our own and the wider community. The artists themselves are invariably active in the events featuring their work, so it is an unrivalled opportunity for us to meet them and talk to them about their inspirations, methods and techniques.
Many of the artists we feature in Venue are fully self-supporting, but there are also many arts enterprises in the region, also familiar to our readers, which rely on additional funding to carry out the sterling work they do in, for example, bringing a wide range of arts programmes to local, rural venues and to young and disadvantaged people. The Arts Council England (ACE), of course, plays a key role in such funding.  They have recently announced that our region – the East and South East – has been allocated more than £167million of funding in ACE’s National Portfolio for 2018–22, with some 103 organisations benefiting from that. Included are Norfolk Museums Service, Essex
Cultural Diversity Project, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk Libraries, and University of Cambridge Museums.  
Among the region’s organisations which have successfully applied to ACE’s Capital Grants Programme are Cambridgeshire Music, which has been awarded a grant of £111,344 towards plans to create a National Centre for Research and Engagement in Arts, Technology and Education in North Cambridge; and Peterborough City Council, which has been awarded £490,000 towards the first phase in redevelopment of 19th Century Whitworth Mill in Peterborough which will include artist studios, rehearsal spaces, overnight residency accommodation and a creative/digital business incubation hub.
Venue’s own contribution to the flourishing creative community in the region is the support we give in providing a vibrant, quality showcase for their works and enterprises, offering an effective channel through which they can network, collaborate and communicate. A key, additional tool for doing this is Venue’s Annual Directory (next edition will be published January 2018), an invaluable reference source of factual information on the region’s practitioners, creative spaces, galleries, arts education and services for arts and crafts. It has become recognised as the go-to source of information on who’s doing what, and where to find them in East Anglia and neighbouring counties. To find out more about securing your entry in the publication, please contact Heather Waters on heather.waters@btinternet.com or
phone 07789 992339.
Email: features@venuemagazine.co.uk
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Cover: Helen Martino’s ceramic Once on a summer’s day. See page 22 of Venue for more of Helen’s work.
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Venue’s Annual Directory, which will be published in January 2018, is an invaluable reference source of information on the region’s practitioners, creative spaces, galleries, arts education and services for arts and crafts. It is the go-to source of information on who’s doing what, and where to find them in East Anglia and neighbouring counties. To find out more about securing your entry in next year’s publication,
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