16 June 2015
Last week we reached our fundraising target for the capital project Kettle’s Yard: Looking Ahead. In total Kettle’s Yard has raised almost £11.5m. This figure includes an endowment that will help to support some of the running costs of the new spaces.
Many people have contributed to this success. I am particularly grateful for the work of the two Development Groups, led firstly by Paul Zuckerman then Alex van Someren, who have been crucial to achieving this goal. I would also like to pay tribute to my predecessor Michael Harrison who worked tirelessly on the project until his retirement in 2011. Fundamental to our success has been the tremendous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. I would also like to thank the many other trusts, foundations and individuals who have donated to the project. We are very grateful for the support that everyone has shown throughout this fundraising campaign and especially in these last few months. Thank you.
Kettle’s Yard: Looking Ahead seeks to ensure that we can continue to inspire and delight future generations. The project will enable us to transform our work with school groups, young people and communities, organise exhibitions with artists from around the world, display 20th century art in the right conditions, and have the facilities to encourage even more people to enjoy all that Kettle’s Yard has to offer.