An ambitious proposal to bring more events to Rotherham has been successful through funding from Arts Council England. The funding has been awarded through the National Lottery Creative People and Places programme. A total of 12 projects are receiving funding, nine of which are based in locations brand new to the Creative People and Places network which includes Rotherham.
Flux Capacitor aims to get more people creative, more often and support as many people in Rotherham to engage in cultural activities including music, art and theatre. The name is taken from the popular 80s film ‘Back to the Future’ where the Delorean uses a flux capacitor to power the engine, the name also supports the Young People’s Manifesto for re-imagining Rotherham 2017 ‘Everyone should have access to a flying car which runs on clouds’.
Voluntary Action Rotherham are working in partnership with Rotherham Open Arts Renaissance, Rotherham Ethnic Minority Alliance, Grimm and Co, Wentworth Woodhouse and Rotherham Council to deliver the exciting four-year programme.
Julie Adamson of Voluntary Action Rotherham said: “Flux Capacitor aims to make culture and the arts part of everyday life instead of a luxury for the people of Rotherham. Our partnership brings together organisations with expertise and a passion to make a difference so that everyone in Rotherham can benefit. We will be working with our communities to ensure everything we do is developed with them, we know our communities often feel left out, but this is our chance to change that. We will be working with international artists of all kinds as well as supporting artists local to Rotherham, it will be a wonderful opportunity to show just what Rotherham can do.”