We are delighted to announce that we have been successful in our application to Garfield Weston Foundation’s Culture Fund. We have been awarded a grant of £167, 441 which will be used to support our recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in this crucial year where we mark our 40th birthday. It will enable development of a creative programme across multiple platforms and for a range of venues, from theatres to outdoor spaces. This will ensure that the company is equipped to respond to changing scenarios once the lockdown measures are lifted.
The Weston Culture Fund received many applications with requests totalling over £128 million. The fund exists to support the sector to restart its work, refresh activities and re-engage audiences following the ongoing impact of the COVID-19.
Our Executive Director Charis Charles and the newly appointed Artistic Director Dane Hurst have said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Weston Culture Fund for awarding us this grant which will support the production of a creative programme that accommodates a range of different scenarios whilst simultaneously securing the financial stability of the organisation in these precarious times.
Phoenix celebrates its 40th birthday this year and despite the impact of COVID-19, we are committed to producing a hybrid programme of creative and education work that celebrates this landmark moment and the achievements of the last four decades.”