News: Capital Investment Funding

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We're over the moon! BACKLIT will receive £480,657 from Arts Council England through its Capital Investment Programme!

This incredible boost will help us fuel the amazing talent and creativity in our city.

BACKLIT has always been a welcoming space for marginalised artists, including those from working-class backgrounds, the LGBTQ+ community, people of colour, female artists, and neurodivergent people. This funding is for all of us.

Peter Knott, Midlands Area Director at Arts Council England, echoes our excitement:

“We’re absolutely thrilled to support Nottingham’s BACKLIT gallery and studios with funding for the purchase and redevelopment of their building. They play such a vital role in enriching the cultural tapestry of Nottingham, and we’re delighted to be a part of it.”

This Government funding is part of Arts Council England’s investment to build stronger communities throughout England.

A massive congratulations to our Co-Directors Matthew Chesney and Suzanne Golden for all their hard work in securing these funds. Three cheers for them and this fabulous news!