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Public art grants

Chesterton Mural by Sa’adiah and Samirah Khan, and Dan Biggs (2017)

Last updated: 18 June 2018

Public art grants in 2018

Earlier this year, we invited grant applications for small-scale public art projects in Cambridge. Here is the guidance pack  [PDF, 0.3MB]provided to applicants. Those proposals have now been assessed against the selection criteria.

Councillors will consider a report  [PDF, 0.6MB]on those proposals and recommendations for S106 funding on 28 June.

Public art grants in 2017

More than £160,000 of S106 public art contributions were allocated to nine small-scale public art projects (subject to conditions) in March 2017.

  • Cambridge Junction for ‘Radio Local’ (£15,000)
  • Kettle's Yard for performance art relating to an Antony Gormley exhibition (£15,000)
  • Cambridge Live for (what is now called) the ‘We' project’ (£16,500)
  • University of Cambridge Primary School for the ‘Eddington Flag Parade’ in 2018 (£25,000)
  • Pink Festival Group for the ‘Showcase of Queer Arts’ (£15,000, with the possibility of a further £15,000)
  • Menagerie Theatre Company for ‘Trumpington Voices’ (£19,000)
  • £13,000 grant to Oblique Arts for (what is now called) the ‘Bright Lights of CB4’ in various locations in West Chesterton (£13,000)
  • Historyworks for ‘Rhythm, Rhyme and Railways’ (£15,000)
  • Historyworks for ‘History Walking Trails 2’ involving various primary schools (£15,000)

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