Libraries across Cambridgeshire to become micro venues for arts and culture

PUBLISHED: 11:54 28 June 2017 | UPDATED: 11:54 28 June 2017

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Libraries in the county are set to receive £694,980 of Arts Council funding as part of increased investment in Cambridgeshire arts and culture.

A total of 20 libraries will be turned into micro-arts venues, helping more people to access art and culture on their doorstep.

The libraries are among 10 organisations to get thousands over four years including the Junction, Kettle’s Yard and Britten Sinfonia.

Hedley Swain, area director, South East, Arts Council England said: ‘Our investment will support inventive, pioneering arts organisations, a range of museums and arts activity in libraries.

“It will reach into more places than ever before, providing more people of all ages and backgrounds with the opportunity to participate in the arts, inspiring them as artists, audiences, or a mix of both.

“We are delighted to increase our investment.”

The new National Portfolio invests in a wider range of organisations than ever before, giving more people in more places the opportunity to experience exciting art and culture on their doorstep.

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