Weʼve raised £220 to help fund a local art exhibition, schools project, workshops and associated events
- Cley next the Sea, United Kingdom
- Funded on Friday, 28th July 2017
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The North Norfolk Exhibition Project was established in 2000 in direct response to the lack of a public gallery for the visual arts in North Norfolk, becoming a registered charity in 2014. Since then a dedicated group of volunteers have organised a free, annual, month long, contemporary art exhibition which has expanded to include: workshops for all ages and abilities, both able-bodied and disabled, talks, concerts and a schools programme involving all age groups, to develop appreciation of art.
As you may be aware funding for the arts is increasingly difficult to source, we continue to receive some funding from statutory bodies but the current year is proving to be particularly disappointing from other sources.
A new (paid) curator is invited each year to select from an open submission call to artists with a Norfolk connection and we are one of the few exhibitions who offer payment to exhibiting artists who are invited to step outside their comfort zone.
The main venue is St Margaret's Church in Cley-next-the-Sea, to whom we pay rent, with work displayed in various locations throughout the village, including on the beach; this location is particularly successful in bringing art to people who might not visit a gallery.
Of those we could count at the main venue, in excess of 6000 visitors experienced the exhibition last year, 120 children were involved in the schools project, 90 adults and children attended six workshops, with events and talks enjoyed by hundreds.
Our ethos is 'inclusivity' and to enable us to continue to bring art to all in an area of restricted public transport and hidden rural poverty, we need money.
We budget to pay a fee to the curator, honorariums to the coordinator and treasurer, rent to the venue, printing costs for the publicity leaflet, catalogue, signage and posters.
An inability to continue through lack of funding would deprive so many people of a unique opportunity to access art, please help us if you can.
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Proud of what the Project has achieved in the past and hopeful that it can continue with the determined hard work of the volunteer organisers. It's a very special event.
Apr 18, 2017
A few people, including me, have started the ball rolling - please join in and support Cley 17
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