Bristol venues handed grants as part of Culture Recovery Fund

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.”

Motion received a grant of £884,796
(Image: Alastair Brookes / KoLAB Studios)

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

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