To all the artists, creatives, art-lovers and enthusiasts in and around Newport.
Firstly, thank you for your support of The Project Space over 2014 and into 2015. It has been an amazing time for all the team, both the part-time staff and all the volunteers involved with starting up and developing the project in Newport. It has been both our pride and our honour to work with so many amazing and passionate people who want to see and experience even more arty goings on in our city. We’ve learnt some lessons along the way, but we’re all unanimous in the fact we want to keep building it into something more.
Initiated by Sally-Anne Evans, the Community Arts development officer at The Riverfront Theatre & Arts Centre, this project has been supported by Newport City Council, it was further funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh National Government and The National Lottery to run for 1 year as a short term project. What has become clear over the last 9 months however, is that space like The Project Space is both sorely needed, regularly used and highly valued in the city – and as such, we need your help.
We want to turn this project into a long term, more permanent feature on our high street, and to support our funding applications and development plans, we are beginning to gather statements of support for The Project Space to give our funders, both future and present, absolute confidence in their decision to place faith in this project, and highlight the important role it has in supporting culture and creative professionals in Newport.
This is where you come in. Your voice is needed to convince the powers that be that they should support The Project Space for another year, two years, even more! To do this, we need to gather letters of support, comments and feedback as to why spaces like this are sorely needed. They need to know if it has been a success, and why.
It would be awesome if you could spare a few minutes of your time to help us with it. Please email either myself, Kate Mercer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sally-Anne Evans at email@example.com by the the end of March, or to ask for more information about how you can support this project.
Thank you for your help in advance – The Project Space team x