Culture Recovery grants approved for 12 Thanet organizations totaling £ 740,000 – The Isle Of Thanet News

Some of Thanet’s grant recipients

Twelve Thanet organizations will share grants totaling £ 740,407 in the Culture Recovery Fund’s latest round of awards.

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports announced today (April 2) that more than 2,700 cultural and creative organizations across the country will receive a share of more than £ 400million in grants and loans.

This includes over £ 300million, which has been awarded in the form of grants through the Arts Council of England, Historic England, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.

Another £ 81million was offered by DCMS in the form of tailor-made loans for cultural monuments.

In Thanet the recipients are:

Organization Prize amount
1927 (Margate) £ 95,100
Broadstairs Folk Week £ 59,420
Elsewhere Records Ltd (Margate) £ 27,442
Faith in Strangers (Margate £ 53,500
Margate Arts Club £ 29,787
POW! Thanet £ 25,070
Resort Studios (Margate) £ 53,516
SPACER (Ramsgate) £ 35,000
Margate School Ltd £ 67,500
Video Illusions Ltd (Ramsgate) £ 233,176
Westcoast Kent Community Interest Company (Margate) £ 34,527

Another prize of £ 26,369 was awarded to Palace Cinema in Broadstairs via the British Film Institute.

Palace Broadstairs Cinema

On Facebook, movie bosses Corinna Downing and Simon Ward say: “The BFI has given the Palace additional funding to support the Broadstairs Special Cinema as it reboots. We are small but among many others: 40% of UK cinemas are local independent cinemas and over 200 of them have received this funding from CRF. “

POW! Party 2021

The prisoner of war! The festival will use the funding to support projects throughout the year aimed at providing opportunities for young people and the local community, as well as expanding online reach in an increasingly digital world.

Artistic Director Amy Redmond said, “We are delighted to know that we can continue to develop and nurture our POW! Youth Project, expanding our podcast production and social media, developing a community dance project and more after receiving funding from the Cultural Recovery Fund. The need to support women and girls has never been more vital and we look forward to putting these projects into action.

The team of eight women from POW! To say that they are incredibly grateful to receive this important funding at a time when the arts industry begins the long process of recovery from the lockdown.

Uwe Derksen, Founder and Director of The Margate School, said: The Cultural Recovery Fund comes at a crucial time for the development of our school and our creative hub in the heart of Margate. The funding will allow us to capitalize on our achievements by offering the only European Master in Fine Arts in the country with our partners L’École Supérieure d’Art et Design Le Havre-Rouen, with Master students graduating for the first time at Margate and being the first creative organization to offer creative learnings at Margate.

“We hope that after the lockdown we will again welcome a similar number of visitors to our community exhibitions and events as we did in 2019 and early 2020, which were around 16,000 visitors. We believe that this funding will also actively and implicitly support the strategy of the Creative Arts Council by improving and diversifying access to a quality artistic experience and to a grounded interdisciplinary creative practice.

Funding for Broadstairs Folk Week Photo Frank Leppard

Broadstairs Folk Week is a registered, non-profit, charitable organization. The the grant will be used to support the festival To ensure that it takes place in a safe environment. Folk Week usually takes a year to to organise and this grant will help with operational costs that organizers could not otherwise fund because they lost a year of tickets and fundraising income.

Lee Wellbrook, President of Broadstairs Folk Week, noted: “We were so sad to cancel Broadstairs Folk Week 2020 and disappoint our loyal festival-goers. He has summer functioning for more than 54 years without interruption untill this terrible pandemic has hit the UK.

“We would like to thank all of our loyal supporters who have continued to become Friends of Folk Week and donate to the festival and this Cultural Recovery Fund award. shows that Broadstairs Folk Week is viewed by Arts Council England as an important contributor to the arts in England.


For 14 years, 1927 worked in theater and opera to create multi-award-winning productions of ambition and scale that synchronized performance and live music with artisanal animation.

Over a million people in 46 countries saw the work of 1927, on 6 continents. After a year of canceled touring, this 1927 grant will help restart its live performance program, allowing the company to commission and outsource independent creators to develop a new large-scale theater show in 1927 for a premiere in 2022.

Jo Crowley, executive producer of 1927, said: “This grant provides 1927 with a vital injection of resources to support our independent set of performers, technicians and production specialists to revive our reduced theater show Roots for a touring later this year and commissioning artists to develop new work. This commissioning, creation and production activity allows us to invest in creative talent, employ our freelance collaborators, replenish earned income and ensure that 1927 can stay connected and reach audiences in the UK. and abroad.

Today’s announcement brings the total government investment in grants, equity and repayable funding from the Culture Stimulus Fund so far to over £ 1.2bn in more than 5 000 organizations and individual cultural sites.

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