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Arts Council England announces its continued support for darts

darts will receive funding from Arts Council England (ACE) of £523,524 from 2018 to 2022 following announcement of National Portfolio Organisations.

The Point, home of darts (Doncaster Community Arts)

As a charity, and one of England’s leading participatory arts organisations, 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.

In the next few months we’ll be using creative approaches to help people living with dementia and those who support them through our Singing for Memory Group. 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.

Later in the year (4 November 2017 – 7 January 2018) we are looking forward to an exhibition in the gallery at The Point of work by French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse. Free and open to all, we hope the work of this great artist will inspire people all over Doncaster.

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.

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