28 Jun IN-SITU ACHIEVES NATIONAL PORTFOLIO ORGANISATION STATUS
In-Situ, a non-for-profit arts organisation based in Pendle has been successful in a bid to become part of Arts Council England’s prestigious National Portfolio of arts and cultural organisations in Lancashire, which will bring £556,000 investment into Pendle over the next four years from 2018-2022.
This exciting opportunity will allow In-Situ to continue its vital role within the arts and cultural sector, working alongside partners and the local community to create a profound and positive impact within Pendle.
In-Situ has also been successful with a small-scale capital bid for £348,000 as part of Arts Council England’s capital funding programme to reimagine a new HQ and cultural Hub, The Garage, based at the redeveloping Brierfield Mill into Northlight. This eco-friendly building will feature an art library, open-air cinema, gallery, workshop and performance area and artists accommodation, creating a permanent and innovative arts space for the team and the local community to access.
Jane Beardsworth, Director North, Arts Council England, said
“I’m really pleased that In-situ is joining our national portfolio as the work it does in involving the Pendle community plays a key role in the Arts Council’s aim for more people to access arts and culture where they live. I also look forward to seeing the redevelopments to The Garage at Northlight Mill, funded by our capital programme, which will offer even more opportunities to local people.”
Paul Hartley, Director at In-Situ said:
“We are overjoyed to have been selected among some of the best art organisations in the country.
Our aim will continue to develop the highest quality art and cultural experience in collaboration with people who live here and inspired by our beautiful and diverse location in Pendle’
Leader of Pendle Council, Councillor Mohammed Iqbal said:
“We’re delighted to support In-Situ’s efforts and to ensure arts and culture is a vital part of Northlight. “This fantastic news means they can get to work to develop a creative HQ at the mill which will be a huge asset to the complex. “The project to transform this iconic mill into a new destination for the North West called Northlight is led by PEARL, the development company of Pendle Council and Barnfield Investment Properties Ltd,” he explained. “PEARL is transforming the mill thanks to a range of funding including a £4.2m Growth Deal allocation from the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership,” he said.
Tim Webber, Managing Director of Barnfield Construction said:
“In-Situ’s exciting project is another piece in the jigsaw for a stunning complex of historic buildings across a site of over seven acres.”
This funding will also allow In-Situ to develop a new partnership with our partners the Forest of Bowland AONB, on the Pendle Hill Partnership.