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We're delighted to announce a major new grant from Freelands Foundation

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28 October 2020

We are delighted to announce a major new grant for DCA from Freelands Foundation. The funding, totaling £765k over five years, has been awarded to support the ongoing work of our Print Studio.

We will use this funding to further the Print Studio’s work providing open-access production facilities to artists at all stages in their practice; to offer tuition and workshops on a range of printmaking techniques for all levels and abilities; and to support creative research and residencies.

"We are incredibly grateful to Freelands Foundation for this generous grant, which will provide the stability and security our Print Studio needs in order to continue supporting a diverse range of visitors to access our wonderful facilities and staff expertise"

Beth Bate, Director of DCA, said “We are incredibly grateful to Freelands Foundation for this generous grant, which will provide the stability and security our Print Studio needs in order to continue supporting a diverse range of visitors to access our wonderful facilities and staff expertise, from local community groups to Turner Prize-winning artists. At this hugely uncertain time support over a longer period is particularly valuable and enables us to look to the future at a moment when it can feel challenging to plan for the next month, let alone for the next five years.”

Freelands Foundation was set up in 2015 to give an increased number of people the chance to engage with and enjoy the arts in the UK, with a particular focus on education.

The Foundation’s ambition is to give everyone access to a creative and cultural education in the belief that it raises their aspirations and transforms their opportunities in life.

It aims to do this in three ways: by advancing education to enable everyone, regardless of background or location, to take part in the creation and enjoyment of art; by empowering artists and arts organisations across the breadth of the UK to expand their reach in their communities; and by commissioning research that explores the value that art and culture bring to society.

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