V&A Dundee

£5m funding boost from Creative Scotland

Press release

26 March 2014

V&A at Dundee has been awarded £5m from National Lottery funds through Creative Scotland to help establish an international centre of design for Scotland.

Designed by the celebrated Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, V&A at Dundee is the flagship of the city’s ambitious waterfront redevelopment plans.

Philip Long, Director of V&A at Dundee welcomed Creative Scotland’s support, which he says will play a vital role in the realisation of the groundbreaking project. “This is fantastic news for V&A at Dundee. We look forward to working closely with Creative Scotland on the delivery of truly innovative activity that nurtures, promotes and inspires contemporary design creativity across the country.

“We are steadily moving towards our funding targets and are extremely grateful for the support Creative Scotland and all of our partners continue to show in helping us realise this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Janet Archer, CEO of Creative Scotland, said:

“Creative Scotland is delighted to be supporting the creation of V&A at Dundee as an international centre of design for Scotland. Our support will enable an exciting contemporary offering to local, national and international audiences, welcoming the world's best designers to Scotland, building on the strong design talent that exists here and ensuring a lasting design heritage for this country in years to come.”

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For further information please contact Graeme Cleland or Susan Nickalls at the BIG Partnership, 0131 557 5252 or email firstname.secondname@bigpartnership.co.uk

More information about Creative Scotland :

Creative Scotland is the national organisation that funds and supports the development of Scotland’s arts, screen and creative industries. Creative Scotland has four objectives: to develop and sustain a thriving environment for the arts, screen and creative industries; to support excellence in artistic and creative practice; to improve access to and participation in, arts and creative activity; and to deliver our services efficiently and effectively. In 2013/14 we will distribute over £100m in funding provided by the Scottish Government and the National Lottery. For further information on Creative Scotland please visit www.creativescotland.com. Follow us @creativescots and www.facebook.com/CreativeScotland