19th Nov 2021
Bakehouse delighted to receive Arts Council Culture Recovery Fund grant
Hannah McGavin, Creative Director, Bakehouse Factory, has provided a personal message of thanks to Arts Council England, as we learn that we are among 925 recipients 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 including Bakehouse in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
The third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said:
“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.”
Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains.
Hannah McGavin, Creative Director, Bakehouse Factory, said:
“ Grants from the Arts Council have been a lifeline in the last year. It’s meant that we are still here and that we have been able to develop our work in new, exciting and safe ways.
“This summer, we were able to produce one of our largest projects to date – Bracknell Forest Giants – a huge town takeover working with the Lexicon Bracknell and Bracknell Forest Council. With installations and performance and music and interactive technology, it reached thousands. It was needed after a year of people not having these kinds of experiences.
We’re currently working with a host of talented makers, craftspeople, actors and producers to be able to make Christmas magic again. There’s a long way to go, but with this continuity support grant, it means that we will still be here in 2022 doing what we do best, making exciting work in public spaces and we can’t wait”
Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:
“This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives”.