Arts Council England announces its continued support for darts
darts will receive core funding from Arts Council England (ACE) until 2027 as a National Portfolio Organisation.
As Doncaster’s award-winning creative health charity – the largest participatory arts organisation in the UK, the support of Arts Council is vital and means darts can continue its work with people in Doncaster to improve life, learning and health.
In the last year, we welcomed over 40,000 people to The Point, our home on South Parade, and over 30,000 people from across the borough accessed the arts through our projects as participants or audiences. We’re thrilled we can continue to deliver creative work that inspires local people to try different, and sometimes challenging, creative activities.
Over the next few months we’ll continue to use creative approaches to improving health and education through creativity, such as in our Singing for Memory group, working with those living with dementia and the people who support them. Artists will also continue to take their expertise in music, drama, dance and visual arts into classrooms working with teachers and pupils in mainstream and Special Schools through our vibrant Arts & Education programmes.
Later this year we are looking forward to exhibitions by renowned Northern-based artists, Jamie Bubb (February – April) and Bethan Maddocks (May – June).
Duncan Robertshaw, Chief Executive at darts said:
Arts Council's decision is a ringing endorsement of the skill and dedication of all our artists, staff and volunteers and the impact they make with people right across Doncaster. Through exceptionally challenging times for the arts and for charities like us, support from Arts Council is often what makes the difference between success and failure and we are thrilled to continue our partnership with them.