30 January 2014
V&A at Dundee has secured £100,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery to enable it reach out to local communities ahead of building work commencing on site.
The international design museum has been granted the funding to work with people in surrounding areas and across Scotland.
Sarah Saunders, Head of Learning and Engagement for V&A at Dundee, says the money will enable the project to develop its community activities and encourage widespread participation as part of its core outreach programme.
“This generous contribution will provide a significant boost to our plans to engage communities locally and in the wider area. We will launch our first outreach project in the spring, and this new funding will really help us to connect with people across the nation, from families, young people and schools to local communities, the creative industries and wider business.
“These initiatives are designed to give people a taste of what is to come when V&A at Dundee opens by encouraging them to share their experience, knowledge and thoughts on design, as well as inviting them to engage with Scotland’s rich and innovative design heritage. The funding will also enable us to work with Scotland’s brightest up and coming design talent.
“We would like to thank players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their support and very much hope that they will become involved in our outreach activities in the lead up to, and beyond, the opening of V&A at Dundee.”
Deputy Head of Charities at People’s Postcode Lottery, Kate Pearson, said: “We are delighted that our players are able to support V&A at Dundee’s imaginative approach to engaging with a wide range of communities. Design plays a major part in all of our lives and it’s been wonderful to see V&A at Dundee developing its audience in this way and forging long-term partnerships with variety of organisations at a local and national level.”