Arts group gets cash boost


Creative communities across have received a huge boost as Bolsover District Council awarded the local community arts organisation Junction Arts their second and final £8,000 payment of a £16,000 grant.

The grant helps Junction Arts - a registered charity - work with people and communities to organise activities such as a youth film project, sculpture workshops, celebrations such as Bolsover Lantern Parade and creative learning schemes.

The funding received from Bolsover District Council assists Junction Arts with levering in an additional £134,000 worth of funding which is used to provide activities and improve the creative skills of local people.

Bolsover District Council’s cabinet member for social inclusion, Cllr Ann Syrett said: “Junction Arts have been very productive in terms of delivering some exceptional work within our local communities.

“They provide a wide range of activities for all age groups and we are delighted that we are able to support them in helping to improve the creative skills of our local communities.”

Junction Arts, of Shirebrook, is currently working on a project to tackle the issue of juveniles setting fires in Bolsover district through a film and the CREATE programme of art and craft activities working with the elderly in rural isolated areas.

“Not only are the projects about having fun and improving people’s creativity, but they are also educational and help people understand and appreciate the local environment around them and the history and traditions of our District”, added Councillor Syrett.

If members of any community, club or just a group in the district want to make something happen in the community please contact Junction Arts on (01623) 746222.