Ultimate Artistes Ltd to receive further funding from the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
Ultimate Artistes Ltd among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund
This award will allow the company to operate through an uncertain winter, invest in future projects and broaden and utilise the skills of existing team members beyond the stage.
From Paul and Tamsin, Managing Directors of Ultimate Artistes Ltd.
“We are thrilled to have been awarded funding to assist us through winter. It has been difficult to maintain any momentum during the past 2 years and to keep our team in constant, steady work. Therefore, a major part of the funding will be used to utilise and extend the skills of some of our key members beyond the stage. Investment in studio work, production creativity, social media and business outreach will give our guys a more sustainable skill set for a working future, and launch our company effectively into the next year. We also intend to increase our team capacity by 6 people offering fully supported management. Building on relationships within the industry, will ensure we are doing our part to help the Culture Sector recover and flourish into 2022.”
“Earlier in the year, we were fortunate enough to receive funding from the Culture Recovery Fund Round 2. This helped us relaunch effectively for summer 2021 and diversify our business to offer in-house production on a larger scale. After a shorter but fantastic season, we are looking ahead to a bright, sustainable future, adapting to whatever the future holds.”
“Thank You again Arts Council England for your continued faith and support.”
More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including ourselves in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund.
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.
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”.
Notes to Editors from the Arts Council.
Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision. www.artscouncil.org.uk.
Following the Covid-19 crisis, the Arts Council developed a £160 million Emergency Response Package, with nearly 90% coming from the National Lottery, for organisations and individuals needing support. We are also one of the bodies administering the Government’s unprecedented Culture Recovery Funds. Find out more at www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19.