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WILTSHIRE CREATIVE TO RECEIVE £140,552 FROM THIRD ROUND OF THE GOVERNMENT’S CULTURE RECOVERY FUND

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19 November 2021

WILTSHIRE CREATIVE TO RECEIVE £140,552 FROM THIRD ROUND OF THE GOVERNMENT’S CULTURE RECOVERY FUND 

 

Wiltshire Creative, led by Artistic Director Gareth Machin and Executive Director Sebastian Warrack, today announces that they are among 925 organisations to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund. More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country in the latest round of support from the government, with Wiltshire Creative receiving £140,552.

 

Comprising of Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International Arts Festival, Wiltshire Creative will use the funding to continue to support and develop a thriving cultural scene in the South West, including growing the internal staff team by increasing departmental support, investing in local creatives and freelancers, and enhancing the programme of events on offer across Wiltshire Creative’s venues. 

 

Sebastian Warrack, Executive Director of Wiltshire Creative, said today “This funding is pivotal in our toolkit towards recovery, following a challenging few years. We are regularly looking to grow and develop as an organisation and add capacity when finances allow. The DCMS’s support in this is vital if we want to continue the work we do – not just for our audiences, but for our wider communities and young people.”

 

 

Nadine Dorries, Culture Secretary said today “Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from. Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.” 

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

WILTSHIRE CREATIVE

Wiltshire Creative brings together Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury International Arts Festival and Salisbury Playhouse. Salisbury Playhouse is one of Britain’s leading producing theatres, with a national reputation for home-grown work of the highest quality that attracts audiences from across Wiltshire, Hampshire, Dorset and beyond. Recent theatre productions include the world premieres of Blood Wedding by Barney Norris and The Mirror Crack’d by Rachel Wagstaff. Recent audio and digital productions includes the world première of Making Massinger by Simon Butteriss, the British première of Call Cutta at Home by Rimini Protokoll and Shift a significant youth led project amplifying young voices.

www.wiltshirecreative.co.uk

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For further information contact:

Kate Morley                                         kate@katemorleypr.com          / 07970 465 648 

Hannah Margerison                              hannah@katemorleypr.com     / 07375 660 957

 

Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision inLet’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision. www.artscouncil.org.uk.  

 

Following the Covid-19 crisis, the Arts Council developed a £160 million Emergency Response Package, with nearly 90% coming from the National Lottery, for organisations and individuals needing support. We are also one of the bodies administering the Government’s unprecedented Culture Recovery Funds. Find out more at www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19.  

For more information please contact:

Kate Morley                             kate@katemorleypr.com / 07970 465 648 
Hannah Margerison                  hannah@katemorleypr.com  / 07375 660 957