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The 31 Bristol organisations benefitting from the Culture Recovery Fund

By martin booth, Monday Oct 12, 2020

More than £7.5m has been shared between dozens of cultural organisations in Bristol as part of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

As previously reported in Bristol24/7, some of our city’s most well known venues including the Bristol Old Vic and Watershed, have received funding.

Money has also gone to concert promoters, theatre companies and nightclubs, as well as companies working in lighting, post-production and live events.

Phil Gibby, South West area director of Arts Council England, 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.”

Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory – photo by Graham Burke

These are all of the successful applicants for Round 1 of the Culture Recovery Fund, and how much money they gave been awarded.

  • acta community theatre: £50,000
  • Aerofleece: £249,297
  • Aerospace Bristol: £514,000
  • Artspace Lifespace: £94,000
  • Bristol Old Vic: £610,466
  • Crack Industries: £125,320
  • Crosstown Concerts: £212,950
  • Enlightened Lighting: £247,106
  • Exchange: £85,533
  • Funk Productions: £50,000
  • GRADE Management: £122,000
  • Invisible Circus: £65,000
  • Loco Klub: £83,000
  • Louisiana: £137,476
  • Motion: £884,796
  • Optimum Mastering: £50,000
  • The Pool Agency: £50,000
  • Portland Productions: £50,000
  • Propaganda Promotions: £249,857
  • St George’s: £564,916
  • Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory: £50,000
  • Spike Island Artspace: £189,306
  • SS Great Britain: £888,186
  • SWG Events: £200,000
  • TDR Productions: £248,465
  • TH Collective: £195,000
  • Theatre Ad Infinitum: £58,500
  • Theatre Bristol: £50,019
  • Trinity Community Arts: £329,363
  • Wardrobe Theatre: £65,192
  • Watershed: £731,993

Insight Ensemble at the Loco Klub – photo by Ed Rutter

Main photo: Crosstown Concerts’ Bristol Sounds at Lloyds Amphitheatre

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