Case Study
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David Agnew


A multi-year grant of up to £180,000

David is currently the Director of Bury Metropolitan Arts Association (The Met) in Bury just outside Manchester, where he has built up a very successful folk and roots music programme including the Ramsbottom and Homegrown Festivals which has allowed him to build audiences for other areas of the Met’s programme. David’s Breakthrough grant will allow him to set up his own company – So It Is – to produce its own events and festivals. It will also work with the Met and new networks of venues in the North West, many of whom have limited arts programming, to build strong, distinctive programmes and to attract sustained, enthusiastic audiences.

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Junip performing at the 2013 Ramsbottom Festival in Lancashire (Image: Mike Ainscoe)