Celebrating new funding to help us support more people with our work
Following this week’s very welcome announcement of new Government support to help the arts sector get back on its feet, we are absolutely over the moon to share the news that we’ve been awarded new funds and equipment to support our work from three Brighton-based organisations and charities.
Social intelligence company Brandwatch has donated 10 laptops and The Sussex Community Foundation has awarded a grant of £3,400 from their NET Coronavirus Fund to help us buy equipment that will enable the people we work with through The Welcome Project to access our online classes and workshops while meeting up in person isn’t an option.
In addition, Brighton & Hove City Council has awarded us a Brighton & Hove Discretionary Grant of £10,000 to support artists who have fallen through the cracks of arts and cultural emergency funding. This will allow us to commission local freelance artists whose livelihoods have been devastated by the impact of the COVID-19 crisis to host our Artists Café events, and create a new programme of online work to be launched this Autumn.
More information on that Autumn programme will be announced soon so watch this space. And in the meantime, a huge thank you to Brandwatch, Sussex Community Foundation and Brighton & Hove City Council on behalf of the communities and artists we support!