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Arts Council England funding success

Arts Council England funding success

Boosting career pathways for women

An award of £585,000 for a project designed to boost career pathways for future women leaders in the arts has been won by The Point, Eastleigh, in collaboration with seven South West based cultural organisations and the University of Southampton.

The funding is part of Arts Council England’s mission to tackle the gender imbalance in senior roles in arts organisations.

The two year SWarm project will see partners from across the region develop a pilot to create work placements for talented women and explore new leadership pathways in the arts.

The Council’s Cabinet Lead for Social Policy, Cllr Tina Campbell, said: “It is excellent that The Point has been included in this significant award, which reflects its status as an important arts centre in the region. It is important that we address the under-representation of women in senior arts roles.

Happily, at Eastleigh we are bucking the national trend, as the higher management roles across our arts and culture team are occupied by women.”