Outdoor art organisation awarded funds to create murals

27 June 2024
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Photo caption : Kate Cox, Worcester Paint Festival Director and Producer with the giant cheque


An organisation that promotes emerging local street artists in Worcester has been awarded funding to create murals in the city.


Worcester Paint Festival applied to our Community Chest to help fund the mural in the Dines Green area of the city.  The grant comes from a funding pot for Platform customers and local charities, clubs and other not-for-profit organisations; applications are welcomed if their work or project directly benefits Platform customers. All applications are assessed against specific eligibility criteria by customers who sit on its Customer Voice Panel.


Worcester Paint Festival brings street, mural and graffiti artists to the city showcasing renowned names in the UK scene, supported by emerging artists to create a vibrant outdoor art gallery; it works with street artists for projects, collaborations and commissions.


Kate Cox, Worcester Paint Festival Director and Producer said: “Worcester Paint Festival is thrilled to receive this donation from Platform, enabling us to deliver two amazing murals for the Dines Green community.  Thanks to our ongoing partnership with Platform – and following on from previous mural successes in Dent Close, St Clements Close, Moor Street and St Pauls Street – we are able to gauge the direct impact that murals have on communities, with such wonderful feedback from residents in some of these areas.  We hope to help make people smile more and give reasons to connect with each other.”


The location in Dines Green was decided upon as it is an area of particular need and one of the UK’s highest areas of deprivation. 

The project will be delivered in September 2024; the Festival has had a positive relationship with Platform since 2020 and has been awarded other funding to deliver 7 successful murals so far in residential areas.


Marion Duffy, Chief Operations Officer at Platform Housing Group said: “We are so glad to be able to help deliver this project.  Such artwork can really make a difference to communities, making areas feel safer and brighter and creating a sense of placemaking.  We can’t wait to see the finished project!”