Farnham Maltings to continue the work of Visiting Arts

Farnham Maltings to continue the work of Visiting Arts

Farnham Maltings is delighted to announce that they will be continuing many of the key projects developed by Visiting Arts over the past 40 years through a merger of the two organisations. Sophia Victoria, consultant with Visiting Arts, will be joining the Maltings team to work with Gavin Stride, CEO and Hannah Slimmon, international producer, on sustaining and developing the work of VA to ‘strengthen intercultural understanding through the arts’. In particular the Maltings team are keen to ensure the continued success of the Cultural Attaché Network as a means of making introductions to UK based artists and programmers. They will also be reshaping the popular breakfast meeting within the Edinburgh Festival and developing ‘Tales from the Field’ as a podcast series to explore the challenges and realities of working in particular territories.

‘It feels completely right, in these uncertain times, to work at understanding others and to describe who we are to the world. This is a perfect opportunity to ensure a legacy for the hard work of so many people at VA over the past forty years and will, we believe, help more artists and programmers to work internationally” Gavin Stride, CEO for Farnham Maltings

These new, to Farnham Maltings, projects perfectly complement the current biennial showcase of new English Performance run within the Brighton Festival, the training and symposium programme, podcasts and exchange programmes with South Korea, Hong Kong and Canada for artists and producers.

Yvette Vaughan Jones, who recently stepped down as Chief Executive of Visiting Arts commented ‘Expanding on our shared ambitions and a great relationship built with Farnham Maltings over the years, I am delighted for this partnership to ensure the work of Visiting Arts continues and enable the development of the valuable programmes and networks we have cultivated. I have no doubt that the team will make the most of the opportunities and look forward to following the projects.”

Farnham Maltings is a National Portfolio Organisation of the Arts Council of England making a particular investment in the work the company does to support the independent performing arts sector.

For enquires or further information please contact Gavin Stride gavin.stride@farnhammaltings.com / 01252 745400

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