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Luton's museums team of Museum Makers set to benefit from nearly £1million funding.

27 June 2017

There’s good news for Luton this week as leading Arts, Museum and Library Trust, Luton Culture attains National Portfolio Organisation status (NPO) for museum related activity which creates even more opportunities for people to participate and engage with culture and local heritage. Almost £1million has been awarded by Arts Council England (ACE), Eastern region which will enable expansion of the culture trust’s innovative volunteer and participation engagement scheme, Museum Makers. The £996,000 funding will be provided over the next four years 2018-2022. More...


It’s a Hat Trick! Three new investments announced for Arts, Creative Businesses, Heritage and Culture

3 June 2017

£4.5m funding from Arts Council England, SEMLEP, Local Growth Fund and National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has been awarded this week to Luton Culture, for the development of an innovative project, the ‘Hat District Cluster’, situated in the Plaiters Lea Conservation area of Luton. This ambitious project, which will help further boost the local economy, is also supported by Luton Borough Council and the Architectural Heritage Fund. More...


£3.8m Funding Awarded to Develop New Creative Workspace in Luton’s Cultural Quarter

10 March 2017

We are delighted to announce that Luton Culture has been awarded £3.8m from The South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) Local Growth Fund.

The £3.8m will be used to develop a Creative Cluster of inspiring work, study and show spaces in the Luton Cultural Quarter including the refurbishment of The Hat Factory Arts Centre. More...