New Members In Between Time Put Bristol in the International Spotlight
In Between Time, famous for creating the Fujiko Nakaya Fog Bridge in Bristol harbourside last year, have joined the West of England Initiative to influence the way our area is shaped going forward.
In Between Time is an international production company that creates extraordinary art works, and the biennial In Between Time Festival. They encourage artists and audiences to think, to dream, to do things they have not yet imagined.
After four editions, the In Between Time Festival is established as a respected international biennial and one of the UK’s most significant events in which to experience genre-defying performance and unusual contemporary artwork in all its many guises.
As part of last year’s festival they placed Fog Bridge by Fujiko Nakaya on the docks as part of the Green Capital programme. The work gained international attention and was listed by the Guardian as one of the reasons Bristol was one of the best places visit in the world. It was visited by 193,000 people and was called ‘Britain’s Coolest Arts Installation’ by the Telegraph.
In a time of cuts In Between Time was a winner, having won prestigious Arts Council funding bringing over a million into Bristol over the last five years. The last festival alone turned over half a million pounds. They are now encouraging more businesses in the region to get involved with the art scene in Bristol.
Helen Cole, In Between Time Artistic Director / CEO, said: “Bristol’s culture is envied by others and is one of the reasons that our city is so successful. Projects such as Fog Bridge put us in the international spotlight, boosting our profile as a place to live and visit, which pumps new blood into our economy.”
“We commission extraordinary artistic projects by leading international artists that premiere in our city, bringing in new national and international visitors and elevating Bristol as a top cultural destination.”
More Information about In Between Time: http://inbetweentime.co.uk/