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Exeter’s RAMM among the groups receiving new cultural funding boost

Published: 31 August 2021

RAMM among the groups receiving new cultural funding boost Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM)

Exeter’s cultural, music and arts scene has been boosted by funding from InExeter, the city’s business improvement district.

Four community events and projects have secured funding to encourage people back into the city and support culture.

Exeter’s RAMM museum was among those receiving a share of the £3,000 pot.

The RAMM’s Museum at Large project will see four new temporary outdoor art pieces displayed in Exeter city centre.

Other recipients are the annual Santa Run, held on the first Sunday in December and Exeter Street Arts Festival, which saw buskers and artists take to the streets last weekend.

St Petrocks also received backing to work in partnership with Princesshay to create a creative, welcoming, and accessible space focusing on homelessness and the environment.

The space will inform and educate visitors about homelessness whilst also providing a safe, caring environment for the most vulnerable to learn new skills.

Rob Bowman, Producer of RAMM’s Museum at Large, said: “We are thrilled that InExeter is supporting Museum at Large.

“This is an ambitious project, with ideas inspired by RAMM’s unique collection spilling across the city through striking and engaging multi-media artworks, and opportunities for community participation. By working with our partners, we hope the project will encourage people to spend time in the Exeter and enjoy the outstanding art and culture in the city.”

Ann Hunter, InExeter manager, said: “We are delighted to support these events and initiatives which all help bring the city back to life and give people a really memorable experience when they visit Exeter.

“Many local community groups and charities have been severely affected during the pandemic and it’s a privilege to be able to offer our support.”

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