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Firstsite is shortlisted for Freelands Award

5th June 2019

We are delighted to announce that we are one of six arts organisations from across the UK to have been shortlisted for the prestigious Freelands Award.

Established in 2016 by Freelands Foundation Founder, Elisabeth Murdoch, this annual award aims to raise the profile of mid-career female artists and support the work of cultural institutions outside of London.

The fourth-year nominees are:
Firstsite, Colchester
The Hepworth Wakefield, Yorkshire
John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton
The MAC, Belfast
MK Gallery, Milton Keynes
Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne

The total value of the Freelands Award is £100,000, of which £25,000 is to be paid directly to the female artist chosen by the organisation. Through this support the award enables the selected artist to bring an ambitious new work to fruition, helping to push boundaries and create incredible works which would not be possible without this funding.

The winning organisation and selected mid-career female artist
will be announced in autumn 2019.

Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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