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Arts Council England to award Islington Mill £1m in new Capital development. 

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“As friends and followers of Islington Mill you might be aware that after a decade and a half of successful but largely organic and unmediated growth, we have recently spent considerable time and energy in the formulation of a large scale capital project to safeguard the longterm future of Islington Mill.

The latest stage of this development plan has involved a Capital application to Arts Council England, and we are extremely excited to announce that they have agreed to award £1 million of investment towards the Islington Mill project. This will fund a new artist-in-residence facility with the capacity to bring up to twenty visiting artists to the region at a time, signalling a major development of the arts infrastructure in the North West. 

As you all know, Islington Mill has always been proud to be an independent, self-sustaining entity – we follow no model and receive no public revenue funding, and we are keenly aware that this is intimately connected with the independence and versatility that characterises the work of the Mill. Securing such an enormously significant contribution from Arts Council England not only represents a huge stride forward in our wider project, but strengthens, endorses and recognises an approach we have always firmly believed in: that of a dynamic mixed model for the production of the arts like none other in the North West. The award represents an acknowledgement of, and strong commitment to, the versatility and uniqueness of that approach.

Now for some detail… The specifics of the capital project is focussed on major building improvements, including a brand new Artist-in-Residence facility to be housed within our atmospheric attic space; new rooms that will enable up to twenty artists to be accommodated at the Mill at any one time; a new production and showcase space that will occupy the entirety of our currently unused 5th floor bringing 4000 sq ft of space back into productive use; plus the replacement of the roof and provision of lift access to all floors that will secure and improve the long term futures for our existing fifty studios and workspaces, project and gallery spaces, venue and residency spaces. 

While the homely and nurturing environment that is fostered at Islington Mill might be at odds with its industrial past, it is, and always has been, a space of production – no longer of commodities borne from social hierarchies, but of ideas and energies, of new ways of thinking and working and living, and of combining all three.

We are aware that the work only just begins to now make this project a reality, and that to remain steadfast we will need all the support that we can get. We welcome anyone who may be able to contribute in any way. We want to sincerely thank our friends, audiences, collaborators and community for supporting the team and directors at Islington Mill through three long years of the development of this bid.
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Today we head to the Black-E to begin our mini residency leading up to the opening weekend of the 2014 Liverpool Biennial! 
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