East Yorkshire’s biggest supporters of arts and culture gather for a special event in Hull on November 2nd that will give artists, creatives and community groups a unique opportunity to explore the support available to embrace the opportunities and legacy of City of Culture 2017.
The event, which takes place at The Polar Bear, Spring Bank on 2 November 6;30-10pm, will not only officially launch Creative ENRG, (a 2-year Creative Industries business support service for Hull and East Riding funded by Arts Council England’s Creative Local Growth Fund and ERDF), but provide opportunities to speak to supporters and funders of arts & culture activity and network with other creatives throughout the evening.
Organised by Creative ENRG in association with the Humber Growth Hub, the event will include short presentations from: Arts Council England, who have reported an increase of over 300% in funding applications across the region since Hull was announced as the 2017 UK City of Culture back in 2013; Creative ENRG who will be revealing some exciting opportunites for creatives and the benefits of signing up to the programme; The Warren, who will be presenting plans for their exciting 2017 Music Industry Conference in partnership with PRS Foundation and the Joe Strummer Foundation. Other organisations confirmed as attending include: Hull City Council Arts Development Team; Hull 2017 Team and Artlink.
Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair, Arts Council England recently commented on the wealth of great art & culture in the city and Art’s Council England’s continuing commitment to invest in the city’s artists, organisations and audiences as part of Hull’s UK City of Culture 2017 legacy.
The Creative ENRG Team will then be going on the road to meet artists, creative and community groups across East Yorkshire. The dates for those events are as follows:
8th November at The Castaway in Goole
10th November in the James Reckitt room at central Library
15th November at Bridlington spa
17th November at The Pocklington Arts Centre (TBC))
22nd November at the treasure house theatre in Beverley
Gill Hobson, Creative Enterprise Coordinator at Creative ENRG, said: ‘Creative ENRG has been developed specifically to support arts & culture businesses to develop and grow and we are working continuously with our partners develop approaches that meet the diverse needs of the sector. We will be listening and responding to the needs of arts and culture businesses and we will continue to work with individuals, organisations and groups in the region to support creative enterprise.”’
Places at this free event are limited, please visit www.enrghull.co.uk/events for tickets.