Artpod are thrilled and relieved to have been awarded a grant as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
We are one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. £257 million of investment as part of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England.
This funding will be a lifeline for our organisation and we will use the investment to support our core operations and to continue to create work with and for children and young people, inspiring a new generation of artists, makers and inventors.
We are looking forward to returning to live classes in our venue and in schools with our communities and artists. With more digital work in the pipeline for those who are still unable to visit us in person.
Artpod’s Artistic Director, Sharon Mee, said:
“Inspiring creativity and developing wellbeing in all children and young people is paramount, and the arts now more than ever have an essential role to play in making this happen.
“We will use this investment from DCMS and Arts Council England to continue to make a difference to the young people in our community, and across the UK who have engaged with our work during lockdown. The funding will enable us to ensure our sustainability and resilience as we move forward through the next few turbulent months, and in to 2021.”