Barking arts centre receives £500,000 grant

PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 October 2018

Studio 3 Arts is based on Barking's Gascoigne estate. Picture: Studio 3 Arts

Studio 3 Arts is based on Barking's Gascoigne estate. Picture: Studio 3 Arts


A Barking arts organisation has received a £500,000 grant to improve its facilites.

Studio 3 Arts, based in Boundary Road, has been given the investment by Arts Council England to upgrade the building.

Planned improvements include accessible front of house and studio spaces, a new box office system and live screening equipment.

Other facilities in the pipeline include new dressing rooms and a public garden with a gallery and projection facilities.

Liza Vallance, artistic director and CEO, said: “I’m delighted that Arts Council England are supporting our vision to make our work even more accessible by making some much-needed changes to the building so that it becomes the arts centre that the people of Barking and Dagenham deserve.”

Joyce Wilson, from Arts Council England, added: “Studio 3 Arts has exciting plans, and the improvements will contribute to an expansion of its cultural offer.”

Latest Barking and Dagenham Stories

FA Trophy: Ebbsfleet United 0 Dagenham & Redbridge 1

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

West Ham footballers helped bring some early Christmas cheer when they visited sick youngsters, including a little girl from Dagenham.

Did you know one in five people think the NHS struggles during winter because people use the wrong services?

Yesterday, 17:36

A teenager has been hit by a van near Barking and Dagenham College.

Yesterday, 17:35

A fourth man has been charged with the murder of Abdulrahman Nassor Juma, who was fatally stabbed in Barking in May.

Yesterday, 17:08

A Dagenham market trader has been found guilty of torching a £260,000 Ferrari during an arson attack in Emerson Park that was revenge for a business deal gone wrong.


The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you aged over 25 and an unpaid carer? If you want to return to employment but need practical help and support to get there, Working for Carers can help.

Everest Estates stress-free service guarantees a fixed income for your East London or Essex property every month, even if no one is currently living there. Here they talk about the scheme and explain how it can help you dodge common letting headaches.

Newsletter Sign Up

Barking and Dagenham Post twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Barking and Dagenham Post
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now