Leisure, Arts and Culture Cabinet Member – Minutes – 28 July 2008

(8) LEISURE GRANT AID JULY 2008 – The Service Director Asset Management and Culture submitted a report giving details of the different leisure grant aid schemes in existence, and seeking approval of applications for financial assistance.

Resolved – That the applications be dealt with as follows:

Winterton Rangers Football and Social Club Improvements to football and community facilities
Kirton in Lindsey Diamond Jubilee Town Hall Charity Major refurbishment of town hall
Winteringham Village Hall Phase 2 of development of sustainable hall
Whitton Village Hall Village hall refurbishment and improvement project
North Lincolnshire Combined Gateway Special Olympics National Summer Games in Leicester in July 2009
Gunness Village Hall Fund Committee Gunness Festival of Music and Fun

37 (9) ARTS DEVELOPMENT GRANT AID – The Service Director Asset Management and Culture submitted a report seeking approval for grant aid from the Arts Development Scheme.

Insight was a voluntary sector group that managed the annual open studio event that took place across North and North East Lincolnshire. Insight allowed artists to open up their homes or studios to members of the public over two weekends in September. In 2008 it was estimated that 43 visual artists and 11 organisations would take part in the event including 33 artists and six organisations being from North Lincolnshire.

Artists were able to sell their work. In 2007 over £8,000 of work was sold over four days. As part of the event Insight offered artists the opportunity to have three pieces of their work professionally photographed. These photographs were then printed in a full colour brochure. 5000 brochures were then distributed regionally.

A Public Relations and Marketing consultant was contracted to work with the artists involved in Insight to maximise positive press opportunities.

Resolved – That a grant of £990 in support to Insight be approved