The investment and collaboration that Great Yarmouth’s SeaChange Arts has received from Europe has been transformational and helped it become one of the leading organisations in the UK for Street Arts and Circus.
In her first speech to the Brussels chamber, speaking in a debate on EU Cultural funding, Norfolk MEP Alex Mayer who recently visited SeaChange Art’s HQ at the Drill Hall in Great Yarmouth described their projects including the popular “Out There festival” as the “true legacy of European Union.”
SeaChange Arts has seen more than £330,000 for EU-funded projects each year and has collaborated with partners across Europe, including Italy and Germany, on 19 different projects since 2007.
Alex Mayer MEP said: “I know some Conservative and UKIP members get in a spin about EU projects but I know that the true legacy of our membership of the EU is seen in projects right across my constituency like SeaChange Arts.
When I visited I heard from their director how EU projects had been transformational in terms of the money they received and the relationships built.