idle women in partnership with St Helens Heart of Glass and Dublin based ANU Productions is to receive £487,500 of funding following a successful Ambition for Excellence application to Arts Council England.
The award is part of a nationwide programme aimed at stimulating and supporting ambition, talent and excellence across the arts sector.
The funding, which was awarded following a highly competitive application round, will see a new contemporary collaborative arts project produced with culturally diverse communities of women from across the borough of St Helens and beyond.
ANU is devoted to an interdisciplinary approach to performance / installation that cross-pollinates visual art, dance and theatre in an intensely collaborative way. We create works of art that continually push the boundaries and conventions of performance and installation. We aim to present unconventional work, concentrating on creating innovative exchanges with audiences.