Arts&Heritage Meeting Point Artist Announced

Having announced the final selection of artists to take part in the next round of the Arts Council England-funded Meeting Point programme, we are delighted to be working with textile and performance artist Enam Gbewonyo.

Meeting Point is an opportunity for artists to work with unique collections and unlock access to the knowledge of museum curators, whilst supporting small and medium scale museums to develop skills in commissioning new contemporary art for local audiences to experience. Six artists in total have been commissioned by one of six museums and heritage sites in Southern England to create a new work of art inspired by the venue and its collections.

On working with ‘a space’ arts and our flagship venue God’s House Tower, Gbewonyo said: “I am so excited to be working with God’s House Tower, a site so steeped in history and aesthetically beautiful. It’s a real honour to be able to activate this space drawing from a history that’s so global in nature and to do so while engaging the local community. I cannot wait to get started! Huge thank you to all involved in the Meeting Point programme!”

More details of the programme and Enam’s commission will be revealed over the next few months.

Arts&Heritage is a new Arts Council England Sector Support Organisations (SSO), a category within its National Portfolio Organisation (NPO) funding which awards funding to organisations which play a vital role in supporting the cultural sector. Organisations which are awarded SSO funding offer access to expertise and innovation for the cultural sector, driving progress and change. Meeting Point is funded through this ACE funding in order to support the development of skills and expertise in the museum and heritage sector.