Funding granted to help newly formed board to 'embed culture into the DNA of Northampton'

It is hoped the latest funding will help cement Northampton as a 'cultural destination'.It is hoped the latest funding will help cement Northampton as a 'cultural destination'.
It is hoped the latest funding will help cement Northampton as a 'cultural destination'.
The £20,000 funding will go towards employing a director of the board for six months

A board set up to help 'embed culture into the DNA of Northampton' has been awarded funding from the Arts Council England.

The board called the Culture Compact is made up of partners working together who were brought together by Northampton Borough Council.

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The latest investment of £20,000 from the national arts body will fund the employment of a director of the board who will lead the activity, bringing together the vision for Northampton as a cultural destination.

Councillor Anna King, Northampton Borough Council cabinet member for community engagement and safety said: “We are extremely grateful to have received Arts Council England funding to enable us to appoint a director for the Cultural Compact to drive the project forward.

"There are so many wonderful cultural organisations in Northampton and, especially given the times we are currently living in, we are more appreciative than ever of what a strong cultural offering gives the town.”

Jo Gordon, Chief Executive of Royal & Derngate, added: “This is an exceptional opportunity for an ambitious individual with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the cultural sector.

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"The role will be key in creating a long-term strategy to amplify the social and economic impact of culture in our town and embed it into wider thinking.”

Full details of the role and how to apply are available on the council's website.

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