Over half a million pounds of ‘Fellowship Funding’ announced for London Borough of Culture 2019 to be made available for ambitious, locally based cultural activity.
Call out for residents to become official London Borough of Culture Volunteers and help play a vital role in the delivery of the year long programme.
A year on from launching the winning bid to be London’s first Borough of Culture in 2019, the team will be at Get Together events throughout the summer starting with the Walthamstow Garden Party on Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 July, to answer any questions and talk through opportunities for how residents can get involved - inviting everyone to ‘Make it your year’.
Cllr Clare Coghill, leader of Waltham Forest Council, said: “Just as our winning bid was developed with massive support from our residents, artists and businesses, the London Borough of Culture programme will be delivered with our community at the heart of everything we do.
“This summer, we’d love to hear your ideas about our year as London Borough of Culture. If you have an amazing proposal, or you want to volunteer to help make it happen, now is the time to get planning! And then come and speak to the team this summer.”
These funds will be complemented by an inspirational professional development programme to support the capacity of our artists and creative communities beyond 2019.
Sophie Dutton, who received an Waltham Forest Arts Development Grant in 2016 for a legacy project inspired by the artist Madge Gill, said: “As an independent curator, the Arts Development Grant has given me the opportunity to develop a project which couldn't have begun without Waltham Forest's support. It's also helped me lay the foundations for even bigger projects in the future.
2019 is going to be an exciting and creative year for Walthamstow, the grant schemes are a fantastic opportunity to bring new cultural events into your own neighbourhood.”