Money for two city galleries

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THE National Glass Centre is one of 11 North East arts providers to benefit from a £30million cash pot.

The Monkwearmouth venue will receive £238,000 from the Arts Council’s Catalyst Arts Funds.

It will be shared with the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, in Fawcett Street, to support fund-raising for off-site installations, exhibition space improvements and artwork commissions.

Neary £2million of the fund will be handed to arts in the region, including the Baltic in Gateshead and Seven Stories in Newcastle.

Alison Clark-Jenkins, of Arts Council England, said: “This is good news for the region and shows how the cultural sector is working hard to develop innovative ways to increase arts giving and philanthropy, in a region where large private donors are scarce.”