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We are pleased to announce that we have agreed a sponsorship deal with Keenan Recycling and we have also been awarded a New Arts Sponsorship Grant to help create more inspiring events in local spaces.

This sponsorship will enable NEAT to present more performances in New Deer, Elgin and in other communities across Moray. This partnership marks NEAT’s 30th Anniversary promoting performances and screenings in the North East, and is the first time Keenan Recycling Ltd has sponsored the arts.

In recognition of this, NEAT has been awarded a New Arts Sponsorship Grant from Arts & Business Scotland. The New Arts Sponsorship Grants are funded by the Scottish Government, who have made funding available to Arts & Business Scotland to encourage new business sponsorship of the arts.

NEAT’s Executive Manager, Emyr Bell said:

“We are very excited to have Keenan Recycling Ltd on board. This sponsorship, as well as the New Arts Sponsorship Grant come at a key moment for NEAT, as we celebrate 30 years of promoting professional theatre and dance performances along with our recently launched film screening service. New relationships such as this will ensure we can continue to promote high quality experiences for audiences across the North East of Scotland, for many years to come.”

Mel Keenan, Chairman of Keenan Recycling said

“Our Company is happy to support the Arts in general and in particular the individuals in Aberdeenshire and Moray who work so hard to bring the Arts into our local towns and villages”

The match funding from Arts & Business Scotland will allow NEAT to provide additional opportunities and training for volunteer promoters, who are passionate about making sure that arts events are accessible in rural areas across the North East.

Arts & Business Scotland’s Chief Executive David Watt said:

“Arts & Business Scotland is delighted to award match funding to NEAT in recognition of its sponsorship agreement with Keenan Recycling. “This new partnership is a perfect illustration of what the New Arts Sponsorship scheme hopes to achieve by encouraging arts projects to secure alternative revenue streams through business sponsorship and businesses which are new to arts sponsorship investing in cultural projects.”

We look forward to bringing you more events over the next three years. 

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