In 2019 a consortia bid from Rotherham was successful in securing £2 million funding over four years from the Arts Council towards a £4 million project that will empower Rotherham communities to commission and curate their own cultural offer while delivering systems change within the existing sector to enable greater sustainability to meet the growing expectations from the communities. 

ROAR is one of the Consortia members, and has played a key role in the development of the successful bid, and we are currently working with partners on the necessary infrastructure and agreements to begin delivery in 2020. 

The consortia consists of- Voluntary Action Rotherham ( lead body), ROAR, REMA, RMBC, Grimm & Co and Wentworth Woodhouse.