Arts Council England is investing £100,000 in Ort Gallery to support its work creating visual art by and for Birmingham’s diverse artists and communities.

The money comes from the Arts Council’s Elevate fund which is aimed at strengthening the resilience of art organisations making a significant contribution to the Creative Case for Diversity.

Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England said “It’s essential that England’s arts and cultural landscape reflects the diversity of society and our Elevate funding is an important part of making this happen. Ort Gallery’s innovative and inclusive approach is vital to Birmingham’s rich and vibrant arts ecology and we look forward to seeing how our investment helps the gallery strengthen its business and grow its audiences.”

The Arts Council’s £100,000 investment will support the gallery to develop its business plans to manage and produce larger projects, helping to build its long-term sustainability. 

By increasing its community outreach and volunteer programme, and setting up a membership scheme, the gallery will attract new audiences and offer professional development to emerging talent.

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