By Connie Osborne Thursday 24 October 2013 Updated: 25/10 14:04
THE LAUNCH of a new website will act as a springboard for a dedicated arts centre in the town.
Arts in Redditch Network has created a web page in a bid to encourage organisations across the borough to help raise the profile of arts within the community.
The site is a result of a merger of the long running Redditch Arts Centre campaign, pushing for a designated arts building in the town, and the former Arts in Redditch Partnership.
It is hoped the website will increase participation in activities, showcase home-grown talent, connect organisations together, as well as moving a step closer to creating an arts centre.
Groups, individuals and organisations across the borough are all invited to join the website which tells visitors what events are coming up, information about the types of arts available and where to find them.
Philip Roberts, secretary of Arts in Redditch Partnership, said the site was the first step in attracting new audiences and helping arts organisations to thrive which in turn could encourage support and funding.
“I’ve sadly seen groups fold because there was a lack of support, whether it was technical or financial.
“It will be a slow burn to achieve an arts centre but people should not despair as the likes of Evesham’s has taken over 20 years,” he said.
“This way we can build up a strong, successful network then go from there. We don’t want to run before we can walk.”
Visit www.artsinredditch.com to sign up or find out more information about organisations in the area.
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