The Catalyst Funding from the Arts Council England is an opportunity to maximise the gallery’s fundraising potential. It will provide resources to create new ways for people to give along with a match funding scheme, where donations from the public will be matched by funding from the Arts Council. The money raised will be used to improve the gallery space, deliver better learning programmes and showcase its impressive collection to its best advantage.
The three year Catalyst award was the result of a joint bid between the University, Tyne and Wear Museums and Friends of the Hatton Gallery.
Professor Eric Cross, Dean of Cultural Affairs said: “We are delighted to be awarded this funding. It will allow us to look at new ways of fundraising and developing our existing skills.
“The Hatton Gallery is a real asset on our campus and its redevelopment will be something to be proud of.”
The Hatton’s permanent collection comprises over 3,500 works, ranging from the Renaissance to the twentieth century, and includes works in painting, sculpture, printmaking and drawing. Artists represented in the collection include such diverse and important artists as Francis Bacon, Walter Sickert, Tiburzio Passarotti and John Martin.
published on: 23rd May 2012