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Kent horse sculpture plans submitted
Arts Council England
'Angel of the South' proposals submitted to Gravesham Borough Council planners
grant for The Hub
Arts Council England has By Pete Hayman
awarded The Hub National
Centre for Craft & Design in Plans for the construction of a
Sleaford, Lincolnshire, a £64,000 new 50m (164ft)-high sculpture
grant to develop a programme of of a white horse in Kent as part
touring exhibitions. The funding of the Ebbsfleet Landmark
will run until early 2013 and will Project (ELP) have been
allow The Hub to create touring submitted to Gravesham
exhibitions for key galleries that Borough Council (GBC).
it curates. Melanie Kidd, head of Former Turner Prize-winning
exhibitions, said: "Our ambition, artist Mark Wallinger was
which is fuelled by the under selected in January 2009
representation of craft and following a design competition
design practice in the wider to come up with a major public The sculpture will welcome visitors travelling from France by train
visual arts sector, is to see that artwork to be built at Spring-
these art forms are valued and head Park, overlooking operator of the High Speed GBC leader Mike Snelling
celebrated to the same degree." Ebbsfleet Valley and Ebbsfleet One rail link. added: "While I cannot
International Station. Stephen Jordan, ELP board pre-judge the results of a
£93,000 Lottery award
ELP was launched in January chair, said: "This is an impor- planning application to our
for disability arts
2008 as the result of a tant step on the journey for this independent regulatory board,
Nottinghamshire-based partnership between Eurostar, project. We are all pleased to this is an exciting project which
Salamander Tandem has received Land Securities and London have made so much progress has the potential to put
a £93,000 Lottery grant from and Continental Railways, the over the past few months." Ebbsfleet on the map.".
Arts Council England to develop
disability arts across the East
Midlands. The funding, which
Council unveils Worthing's Splash Point proposals
will cover the next two years,
will allow Salamander to By Tom Walker tion, John Rogers said: "This
continue its Project 20 scheme, project will breathe life into an
which runs arts training and Final designs for Splash Point in area of Worthing that was
mentoring schemes for a wide Worthing, West Sussex have under-used and without focus."
section of people with been revealed by Worthing The investment follows the
disabilities throughout the Borough Council (WBC). council's Regeneration
region. As part of the project, Construction work on the Programme Team's successful
Salamander will offer an training £500,000 open-air leisure and bid for funding from the
course, called Arts Work with events venue, which has been second wave of the govern-
People, and other development designed by London-based ment's Sea Change initiative.
opportunities for arts, healthcare landscape architects Craft:Pegg, The site will open in September Worthing was one of nine
and education professionals is set to start in April and due councils chosen to receive the
to be completed by September. and art exhibitions as well as grant, which is managed by the
Tough completes new
The space will be used for acting as a public park. WBC Commission for Architecture
ACE executive board
putting on live cultural events cabinet member for regenera- and the Built Environment.
Scottish Arts Council chief
executive, Jim Tough, has been
appointed to fill the one
Cardiff set for new centre for the creative industries
remaining vacant position on
Arts Council England's (ACE) new A new centre for the creative industries, which Council and the BBC to build a new Digital
executive board. Tough has been will boast a BBC drama production complex, is Media Centre on a 27-acre (11-hectare) site at
confirmed as the new area set to be developed in Cardiff under plans due Roath Basin in Cardiff Bay.
executive director, north as part to be submitted next month. The scheme, which will form the second
of a streamlined national Welsh deputy first minister Ieuan Wyn Jones stage of the wider Media Capital project, aims
leadership team that will be has confirmed the Welsh Assembly Govern- to provide a media hub for a range of indepen-
responsible for leading a ment is working in partnership with Cardiff dent production companies.
restructured ACE from April.
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