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Oriel Wrecsam and Wrexham Council have been awarded £60,000 from Arts Council Wales.

The money will enable work to take place with people in some of the area’s most deprived communities allowing them access to some of the best Welsh and International artists and makers.

Highlights include winner of the gold medal at the Eisteddfod in Wrecsam, Helen Sear, Wales’ artist at the Venice Bienalle, Bedwyr Williams and Creative Wales Awardee, Carwyn Evans.

Work will also go ahead with leading academics to present an exciting showcase of contemporary work inspired by folk art.

In the Spring The Print International will open Creative International, a season of arts activity which will include Focus Wales and European Opera Day with Welsh National Opera. Alongside this Oriel Wrecsam will continue to support and provide opportunities for local artists to showcase their work.

Cllr Neil Rogers, Leader of Wrexham Council, said:
“2013 certainly looks to be a very exciting time for the arts in Wrexham and I am pleased that staff are taking every opportunity to secure funding to bring the arts to the people of Wrexham. The Arts Council of Wales have been supportive of works in Wrexham for many years and as a result we have seen many exhibitions and displays that have been available for all to see in the town centre.