Asset Management, Culture & Housing Cabinet Member – Minutes – 18 January 2013 (2)

35                    (35) STRATEGIC TOURING FUND – The Director of Places submitted a report seeking approval to apply to Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund.

The 20-21 Visual Arts Centre (The Centre) was working with The Civic in Barnsley and darts (Doncaster Community Arts) in Doncaster, to develop three touring exhibitions.  Children and young people will create the exhibitions specifically for their peers.

The Centre would like to apply, as the lead applicant, to the Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund in support of the project.  The project proposed to create three major touring exhibitions:

·         In year one, an interactive exhibition about the work of world-renowned children’s book illustrator and author Nick Sharratt.

·         In year two, an exhibition about the work of internationally acclaimed Mackinnon and Saunders.  They developed the films Fantastic Mr Fox, Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie.  Children and young people would be involved in the making of an animated film with Mackinnon and Saunders; this would form part of the exhibition.

·         In year three, children and young people would create an as yet unknown exhibition.  This exhibition would be developed with and for children and young people.

The intention was for each exhibition to begin its tour at each of the three main venues.  The exhibitions would then travel to four more venues where people had little access to high quality exhibitions.  In addition a number of extra exhibitions were planned for other venues.  These venues included places such as local libraries, supermarkets, hospitals, doctors’ and dentists’ waiting rooms, mobile libraries, schools and empty shops.

Resolved – That the proposal for the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre to apply for funding from the Arts Council England’s Strategic Touring Fund, in support of the project detailed in the report, be approved.

The corresponding report of the following item (Minute 36 refers) contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

36                    (36) PROPERTY TRANSACTION SCHEDULES – The Director of Places submitted a report for consideration, and where necessary, approval of a schedule containing the terms of all recently negotiated property transactions.

The schedules covered both operational and commercial property.

Resolved – That the schedules appended to the report be approved.

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