British Ceramics Biennial to receive National Portfolio Organisation funding from Arts Council England
We are thrilled by the news of additional National Portfolio Organisation funding from Arts Council England for the British Ceramics Biennial. Since 2009, we have worked in Stoke-on-Trent to deliver an engaging year-round programme of artists’ commissions, education and community projects, all of which feed into a festival of contemporary ceramics – the single largest contemporary ceramics event in the UK.
Peter Knott, Area Director for Arts Council England said:
“The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) brings together artists and potters with local, national and international audiences to celebrate Stoke-on-Trent’s rich ceramic history. As part of our commitment to Levelling up for Culture places, we’re delighted to be increasing their funding over the next three years and look forward to seeing them expand their work with children and young people and continue to contribute to the cultural vibrancy of the West Midlands.”
What does this funding mean for BCB?
These additional funds mean that we can significantly grow both our year-round programme and our festival programme for 2023 and 2025, as well as continue our cultural leadership work through our support of other organisations and individual artists. It’s hugely encouraging to see Arts Council England’s investment in its Priority Places, with Stoke-on-Trent in great need of this funding as it strives to become a major cultural destination.
(British Ceramics Biennial is the trading name of The Clay Foundation CIO)