Press Release Articles

The Box | Contemporary Art Commissions Announcement
Press Release - Jun 2020

19 projects from across the region selected for contemporary art commissions

27 artists from Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall have been selected for our ‘State of Emergency’ contemporary art micro-commissions.

Local musicians selected for 'Plymouth After Dark' commissions
Press Release - May 2020

Local musicians selected for 'Plymouth After Dark' commissions

We're excited to announce that Andy Quick, Grace Lightman, Kate Ferguson and WestFordNeedles have been selected for our commissions to explore ‘A week in the life of a locked down musician’.

Virtual Weekend
Press Release - May 2020

Marking our original opening weekend with special digital programme

We'll be spending this weekend sharing a series of insights across our digital platforms to mark our original opening date.

Contemporary art micro commissions
Press Release - May 2020

Covid-19 Commissions: State of Emergency - contemporary art micro-commissions

We're inviting artists based in Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall to apply for 20 paid micro-commissions as part of one of our new initiatives in response to Covid-19.

Covid-19 response
Press Release - May 2020

Our response to COVID-19

It’s been nearly seven weeks since we announced our decision to postpone our launch. Since then we know everyone has been faced with difficult and uncertain times. Although we’re not in a position to confirm a new opening date just yet, we have been working hard behind the scenes over the last few weeks.

Lots of great content planned for this year’s Plymouth History Festival
Press Release - May 2020

Lots of great content planned for this year’s Plymouth History Festival

Plymouth’s popular annual History Festival is going online this year, and will run from Friday 8 to Sunday 31 May with new content published daily on its website and social media channels to highlight the city’s brilliant heritage sector and history.

Covid-19 Commissions: Plymouth After Dark
Press Release - Apr 2020

Covid-19 Commissions: Plymouth After Dark - A week in the life of a locked down musician

We've announced four music commissions of £500 each as part of our response to the ongoing health crisis. ‘A week in the life of a locked down musician’ will form part of our major Plymouth After Dark project, as well as support some of the local musicians whose livelihoods have disappeared since government restrictions began in March.

My Plymouth History
Press Release - Apr 2020

My Plymouth History

Can you help shed light on the city’s past using information and images you have at home?

Statement on Covid-19
Press Release - Mar 2020

Statement on COVID-19

In recent weeks we’ve been monitoring the fast changing health situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) and taking regular advice from the Director of Public Health. We’ve been trying to remain positive but, based on the most up-to-date advice from the government, we’ve decided to postpone our launch on 16 May.

The Box reveals its figurehead flotilla
Press Release - Mar 2020

The covers are off as figurehead flotilla is revealed

The Box unveiled its impressive collection of 19th century ship’s figureheads for the first time today.

Mayflower 400 Community Sparks Round 4
Press Release - Mar 2020

Mayflower 400 Community Sparks Round 4

17 Plymouth-based projects have been successful in the final funding round of Mayflower 400 Community Sparks.

The Box to launch ballot for its ‘Plymouth Preview’
Press Release - Feb 2020

The Box to launch ballot for its ‘Plymouth Preview’

The ballot for The Box’s ‘Plymouth Preview’ weekend will open at 9am on Monday (2 March).