Arvon to receive £725,000 from Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme

10 May 2022 / Chief Executive

Arvon is delighted to announce it has been awarded £725,000 to redevelop Lumb Bank, one of Yorkshire’s most iconic literary houses and the former home of Ted Hughes. We are one of just 66 cultural organisations across the country to benefit from the award, part of Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme. The programme aims to provide those organisations with the funds they need to transform buildings and equipment, enabling them to operate safely post-pandemic.

We intend to make Lumb Bank more sustainable and accessible, thereby allowing us to introduce new, additional strands of creative writing opportunities in a world that is quickly changing.

Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England: “World class creativity and culture needs a resilient and sustainable infrastructure to allow it to flourish. With these investments in the buildings, equipment, and digital systems of cultural organisations across England, we are helping to secure the future of that infrastructure, and making sure that people from every part of the country can continue enjoying all the benefits it delivers for years to come.”

Andrew Kidd, Chief Executive, Arvon: “We have long harboured an ambition to redevelop Lumb Bank, Arvon’s iconic writing house in West Yorkshire, and to turn it into a dynamic beacon for creativity across the north of England. This generous support from Arts Council England is a fantastic endorsement of those plans, and a giant step forward in realising our vision for Arvon North.”

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