Angus Place Partnership

Published: Thursday 6 December 2018

Creative Scotland, Angus Council, ANGUSalive and Hospitalfield are pleased to announce details of a place partnership that will support a programme of activity in Angus. The aim is to strengthen creative development across the region well in to the future.

The Angus Place Partnership is led by Hospitalfield in partnership with Angus Council, ANGUSalive, Brechin 2020, Arbroath 2020, and is designed to encourage participation in the arts, support artists and celebrate the rich culture of the region.

The partnership will support a programme of activity across a three-year period from 2018-2021. Creative Producer, Pippa Martin has been appointed to work with Hospitalfield on delivering the programme.

The new Place Partnership will focus on five key areas of activity:

Located within Arbroath, Hospitalfield is dedicated to contemporary art and ideas" and has an international standing for its programme of art residencies, masterclasses and workshops.

Hospitalfield Director Lucy Byatt, commented: "Above all I am excited about the opportunity to strengthen existing and develop new partnerships with the aim of making excellent culture part of the identity of Angus. There are so many artists, writers and creative people living in the region and of course this is a beautiful and historic place to invite artists to visit, to work with us. The Place Partnership will give a regional focus to our programmes and we warmly welcome Pippa to Angus."

Pippa Martin joins the Place Partnership from previous positions at Grizedale Arts and most recently heading up a cross sector health and well-being cultural initiative at Blackpool Council.

On being appointed Pippa Martin, said:

"I am honoured to be joining Hospitalfield to lead the future Place Partnership for Angus. I see this as a great opportunity to support and expand the cultural vitality of Angus. This is an exciting time to be leading a programme that links developments at Hospitalfield to working with grass roots organisations, communities and contributing to flagship festivals across the region. My ambition is to support positive transformations across and through all forms of culture in a way that is ambitious and meaningful."

The Place Partnership Programme was initiated by Creative Scotland and is aimed at designing a co-ordinated programme of activity across a distinct area, developed in collaboration with the local authority and other local partners.

Gary Cameron, Head of Place, Partnerships and Communities, Creative Scotland said:

"We are delighted to be working with partners in Angus to support the development of arts and culture across the region. Angus is a region with rich cultural heritage and significant potential. We hope this Place Partnership will increase ambition and opportunities for artists and audiences in the area."

Kirsty Hunter, Chief Executive, ANGUSalive commented:

"The Angus Place Partnership is a unique opportunity for our county to collaborate over the next three years in the creation of a special programme of cultural events. Our team welcomes Pippa to Angus and looks forward to working closely with her and partners from across the community on this exciting cultural initiative. Together we can develop a long lasting creative legacy beyond 2021".

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