‘a space’ arts Awarded NPO Status

‘a space’ arts are delighted to announce that we have been awarded National Portfolio Organisation status by Arts Council England.

“We are super chuffed to have been offered Arts Council NPO status – thank you Arts Council England.” – Daniel Crow, Director of ‘a space’.

The investment will make a significant contribution to the organisation, however, the endorsement and recognition of our work is equally important and will help hugely across the growth of all our current projects as well as enabling ambitious future new projects to be established.

It’s the first time ‘a space’ has applied for NPO status, and marks a milestone in the organisation’s history. Having started out 15 years ago with a £500 grant from Hampshire County Council as a voluntary artist-led gallery on Northam Road in Southampton. ‘a space’ arts now manage 3 studio complexes across Southampton and Eastleigh and are developing a new arts and heritage venue in God’s House Tower, the city’s former Archaeological Museum.

‘a space’ are incredibly thankful to Arts Council England for this backing, are delighted to see the continued investment in the region and would like to congratulate all the successful NPO organisations, old and new.

Director, Daniel Crow, hasn’t stopped smiling since the announcement was made this morning. “It’s amazing to be included in the Arts Council’s new portfolio, we are thrilled, delighted, grateful and excited for the future. The investment comes at a crucial point in our development and will help us grow as an organisation and achieve great new things for artists and audiences in Southampton”.

Director of Southampton Cultural Trust, James Gough, was equally delighted with the news.

“This funding announcement is a resounding statement of support for an organisation that provides an essential role in supporting individual artists within the city and helping them thrive. With this funding, and the development of God’s House Tower, ’a space arts’ can continue to develop its role, and the role of artists, in the cultural ambitions of the city.”