We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Bankside Gallery is among the recipients of the second round of the Culture Recovery Fund’s Grant Programme administered by Arts Council England.
Opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1980, Bankside Gallery has played a crucial role in displaying and promoting work on paper for over 40 years; exploring its boundaries while supporting educational activities organised by the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) and Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers (RE). As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been working on new ways of making artworks accessible to all and engaging local, national and international audiences by further developing our online presence. This support will enable us to plan for a secure future for the Gallery, and continue exhibiting and promoting the incredible works by artists of the RWS and RE to the local community and beyond.
Angela Parker, Director of Bankside Gallery said:
“We are so delighted at the news of our successful bid to the Cultural Recovery Fund. These funds provide such a vital lifeline for the industry, and we are extremely grateful and relieved to have been amongst the recipients from the second round of funding.
This funding will go a long way towards helping to alleviate the financial pressures brought on by this past year. We can now prepare with confidence to welcome people back to the gallery, expand our events, exhibitions and learning programmes, and also continue the development of our online offering to ensure those unable to visit are still able to engage. Thank you for recognising our cultural value and putting Bankside Gallery in a much stronger position to go on to even bigger and better things.”