Nicholas Serota visits our Houghton pop up

Arts Council report on develpoing a vision for the arts that Improves lives in rural towns
27 August, 2019
Nicholas Serota at Houghton Hall, 2017
Nicholas Serota at Houghton Hall, 2017
As chair of Arts Council England he talks about the ACE vision in bringing communities together, promoting individual well-being and helping towns to adapt to changing economic conditions. The arts have an ever-increasing role in helping us all to live well. In supporting the cultural sector, we create happier, more vibrant communities that we can all be proud to be a part of. For us in the Eastern Region this of course, extends beyond the towns into rural communities. This lies behind the work we do in showcasing artists work to bring their work to a wider audience.

The article linked to below looks at the arts in the Fenlands of East Anglia.


About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.