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Art Arcadia, Derry

Based at St Augustine’s Old Schoolhouse in Palace Street, Derry, Art Arcadia is a not-for-profit social enterprise that provides artists of all disciplines with time, space and resources to develop through a programme of dedicated residencies.  They sought financial assistance with running a series of art workshops alongside their established residencies and exhibitions programme in partnership with St Augustines Heritage site – in particular, the purchase of two large desks and bespoke art gallery standard rolling blinds that will enhance both the look and the function of the historical buildings.  A grant of £700 was approved.  And John Kelpie (Chief Executive, Derry City and Strabane District Council) suggested cross-checking and sign-posting other funders the enterprise might approach.