RAMM receives major Arts Council funding
9 May 2018
RAMM has received funding from the Arts Council worth £527,191 a year. The four-year funding provides a major boost to the museum.
Tied to an ambitious business plan, the funding will enable the museum to increase visitors and develop its collections. It will also allow the museum to bring a varied programme of temporary exhibitions to the city and reach out to communities and young people.
In addition, the museum has received a further funding “uplift” to enable it to deliver an exciting programme of contemporary art. The aim is to increase the number and range of people who access contemporary art in Exeter. The £80,000-a-year funding will enable the museum to work with local contemporary artists to develop new work inspired by the museum and its collections, as well as bringing exhibitions of the UK’s foremost contemporary artists to Exeter.
Building on the City Council’s foundation
Rachel Sutton, Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, said: “RAMM holds a special place in people’s hearts and this additional Arts Council funding enables the museum to build on the foundation of City Council funding and put on a vibrant programme of events and exhibitions.
“It will support a number of projects such as work with elderly people with dementia and those at risk of social isolation, as well as projects with young people with disabilities. It will help RAMM further develop its digital offering and fund work with communities to uncover untold stories in the museum’s collection.”
A flagship Exeter City Council service, RAMM also attracts funding from other sources.