The Hove Plinth project has received a boost from Arts Council England with its promise to pitch in £16,000 once the remaining £24,000 has been raised.
Hove Civic Society has launched a crowd funding campaign with a target of £40,000 to meet the cost of the inaugural sculpture for Hove Plinth, Constellation by Jonathan Wright.
Arts Council England has pledged £16,000 towards the campaign through the Artists + Crowd match funding scheme. The Arts Council contribution will be released once Hove Civic Society have raised the additional £24,000 to meet the funding target.
The campaign was launched on the 4 May and will run until 22 June. It has already received over £10,000 in pledges from the public, in addition to the Arts Council’s pledge, and is two thirds on the way to meet its target.
Karin Janzon, Project Director says: “This is a fantastic opportunity. The match funding from the Arts Council means that each individual donations is almost doubled. We are inviting everyone to be part of this and welcome all contributions, small and large.
“Help us put the first sculpture on Hove Plinth and launch a stunning seafront site for art in Hove. We have already secured the resources for the plinth itself, so if we succeed with this campaign, then we can start building the plinth and commission the sculpture Constellation straight away.”