We are delighted to announce that Pitzhanger has been awarded a grant from Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine programme.
The grant will support Pitzhanger’s initiatives to engage with our local community and help attract younger audiences through three significant projects in 2021. These include a four-week exhibition of work produced by young artists from the Bollo Brook Youth Centre in Acton and installing outdoor sculptures by the leading contemporary artist Julian Opie to accompany his exhibition at Pitzhanger.
The grant will also help us set up the Pitzhanger Young People’s Group to gather perspectives and voices to help Pitzhanger better engage and meet the needs of young people with our exhibitions, learning activities and public programmes.
Like many other charities and organisations, Pitzhanger lost most of its commercial and admissions income since March 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are very grateful to receive a grant from the Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine programme to support our post Covid-19 recovery and development.
About Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine grants
Art Fund is the national fundraising charity for art, providing millions of pounds every year to help museums. Art Fund’s Respond and Reimagine grants offer responsive funding to help museums adapt to the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis. Since the first lockdown began, Art Fund has awarded a total of £2.25m in emergency funding to 67 institutions. Unfortunately, this amount isn’t nearly enough. With six in ten (60%) museums Art Fund surveyed worried about their survival, the charity is urging the public to support their fundraising appeal Together for Museums, which aims to raise £1 million to help more museums. Art Fund is appealing to the public to make donations of any size. From just £15, unique objects and artworks are available as rewards, donated by leading artists including Jeremy Deller, Lubaina Himid and Anish Kapoor.