New Expressions New Opportunities


Awards provide six English museums with ‘New Opportunities’ to work with artists

Six regional museums based in the South West, North and Midlands have been selected to receive a special award that will enable them to collaborate with and commission new work by contemporary visual artists.

The ‘New Opportunities Award’ has been developed by the pioneering New Expressions programme in partnership with Contemporary Visual Arts Network with Visual Arts South West project managing the awards.

NOA aims to create innovative partnerships for organisations in the heritage sector as well as new ways of working for artists. The six successful museums and their partner artists were selected via an open competition. They have each been given a grant of £4,000. As well as being able to realise their projects together they will also be able to take advantage of mentoring advice, support and professional development opportunities provided by the New Expressions team.

The winners are Penryn Town Museum (Cornwall), Bridport Museum (Dorset), Leeds Industrial Museum at Armley Mills (Yorkshire), Touchstones Rochdale (Greater Manchester), Newstead Abbey (Nottinghamshire), Strutt’s North Mill (Derbyshire).

For more information, please see the New Expressions website >>

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