The CAS Rapid Response Fund supports museums and communities in Reading, Liverpool and Glasgow as donations pass £200,00

Marcus Crofton, Contemporary Arts Society, June 3, 2020

A commission memorialising Reading Gaol’s most famous inmate, Oscar Wilde, is the first recipient of the CAS Rapid Response Fund following a crowdfunding campaign that has raised total donations to over £200,000. Artist Eleanor Lakelin has been commissioned on behalf of Reading Council and is one of three awards to be made by the fund, since its launch in May, alongside pieces by Rabiya Choudhry (GoMA in Glasgow) and Granby Workshop (The Victoria Gallery & Museum).