CABE splashes out on art

£500,000 to be spent on putting art at the heart of landscape and building projects

CABE is spending £500,000 to put art at the heart of landscape and building projects. Artists will play a more central role in master-planning, project teams and housing-market renewal schemes, said CABE. They will become commentators on urban conditions and solutions. The new scheme will see the money spent over the next two years on a range of projects. Public Art South West will manage the grants, to be launched this May. The arts group will work with another craft organisation, Art & Business, which helped initiate a project in south London’s Peckham with artist Antony Gormley. They will give financial support to projects that involve public and private-sector groups. They will work with education, healthcare and housing and regeneration sectors across Britain. “We want people undertaking projects in the built environment to ask what is the added value of involving an artist in that environment,” said Chris Murray, CABE director of learning and development. More details from or from CABE: 020 7960 2400.

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