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Progress of project

Stage One - August 2016

A steering group for the project was founded and initial research contributed to the development of a funding bid. Artists were invited to consider the themes that emerged from discussions such as the impact that the re-interment had on local communities. This was funded by a £15,000 Arts Council England grant.

February 2017

Three artists were shortlisted and interviewed by the steering group after 22 expressions of interest were received. These artists were commissioned to prepare proposals which were exhibited in the respective communities and in the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre during July and August 2017.

End of Stage One

On 31st August 2017 Broadbent Studios was selected as the preferred partner.

Stage Two - January 2018 – Summer 2019

The steering group worked with Broadbent Studios and local communities to refine and finalise the plans and designs. This stage was funded by a £28,000 grant from Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council. Stakeholder and partner discussions were held concerning the funding for the next stage.

Stage Three – September 2020

A dedicated project officer was appointed to drive the project forward. A grant of £500,000 was secured from the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership.

Development of the trail is currently underway with further steps to include:

  • Fundraising
  • The finalising of locations and designs prior to commissioning.
  • Installation of the pieces
  • Creation of interpretation and marketing material
  • Launch of the trail
  • Support local communities to maximise the opportunities presented

 

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