A total of 29 venues and organisations across Bristol have been awarded grants as part of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
Almost £7 million has been handed to theatres, music venues, charities and more across the city today (October 12), including Bristol Old Vic, Exchange, Motion, ss Great Britain Trust and Watershed.
Today’s recipients are those that applied for grants of under £1 million in the first round of the £1.57 Culture Recovery Fund. A total of £33.7m has been awarded across the South West today.
This funding will help organisations create work and performances, as well as plan for reopening.
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It is the biggest portion of funding distributed to date from the Culture Recovery Fund, and the first in a series of announcements on the funding programmes administered by Arts Council England.
Applicants for grants of more than £1m, as well as those who applied to round two of the fund and the Repayable Finance programme, will be notified of their outcomes soon.
Phil Gibby, Area Director of Arts Council England South West, said: “The Arts Council have been hard at work administering this share of the Government’s £1.57 billion towards the cultural sector over the past few months during this challenging time for us all, so I am pleased that we are able to announce support for 172 much loved cultural organisations in the south west through this first round of funding today.
“Arts and culture brings communities together and helps to enrich our lives – and this funding will help keep that alive, now and for generations to come – we are here for culture.”
Bristol recipients of the Culture Recovery Fund
Venues and organisations awarded grants = 29
Total amount in grants handed out = £6,787,741
Below is a list of venues and organisations in Bristol handed grants today:
acta community theatre ltd – £50,000
Aerofleece Limited – £249,297
Artspace Lifespace – £94,000
Bristol Old Vic and Theatre Royal Trust Ltd – £610,466
Crack Industries Ltd – £125,320
Crosstown Concerts Ltd – £212,950
Enlightened Lighting Ltd – £247,106
Exchange Venue Bristol Limited – £85,533
Funk Productions Ltd – £50,000
GRADE Management – £122,000
Invisible Circus – £65,000
Loco Klub – £83,000
Motion Events LTD – £884,796
Optimum Mastering – £50,000
Portland Productions – £50,000
Propaganda Promotions LTD – £249,857
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory (stf) – £50,000
Spike Island Artspace Ltd – £189,306
ss Great Britain Trust – £888,186
St George’s Bristol – £564,916
T.H.Collective – £195,000
TDR PRODUCTIONS LTD – £248,465
The Louisiana, Bristol – £137,476
The Pool Agency Limited – £50,000
The Wardrobe Theatre – £65,192
Theatre Ad Infinitum – £58,500
Theatre Bristol Ltd – £50,019
Trinity Community Arts – £329,363
Watershed Arts Trust Ltd – £731,993