Two Cornish music festivals are among the Duchy’s creative organizations and events receiving £ 2.1 million in the government’s second phase of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
The Wyldes, who host the Leopallooza Festival near Bude, were granted £ 322,000 while Tunes In the Dunes in Perranporth received £ 119,770. Both events had to be canceled due to the Covid pandemic last year, but are expected to return this year.
Other recipients include the Eden Project, which has received just under a quarter of a million pounds, and the Incandescence circus company, which has complained that it was overlooked last month, which has over £ 90,000.
Arts Council support amounts to over £ 2.1 million, given to 24 arts and cultural organizations across the county. These funds will help them recover from the pandemic, reopen and serve their communities for years to come.
Organizations like Golden Tree Productions, the company that brought us the Man Engine and Cornish Legacy, as well as the Hall for Cornwall, Bodmin Moor’s Amphitheater Sterts and Miracle Theater touring their Cornish shows in the South West.
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Music venues in the forgotten corner of the southeast with Patchwork Studios in Maker Heights, The Old Bakery in Truro and Whiskers in Newquay have also made money.
Museums and galleries from the National Maritime Museum to the Newlyn Art Gallery were also supported.
Jo Elworthy, Eden’s Director of Interpretation, said: “Like so many other cultural organizations, we have had the toughest years and we are delighted to hear from Arts Council England that our application was successful.
“This is great news for the team, the creative sector and our community – a huge boost. This means that we will be able to create more jobs and get our arts and culture program going when we reopen. “
Julien Boast, Hall for Cornwall’s General Manager and Creative Director, said, “Like thousands of venues across the country, we can’t wait to reopen and in our case this is the first opportunity for people to see the amazing transformation that is taking place we’ve gone through the past three years. This money will help us reconnect with audiences across Cornwall and prepare for our exciting opening season later this year. We thank the Cultural Recovery Find and Arts Council England for their continued and invaluable support. “
It’s been a difficult year for promoters like Cornwall’s SW1 Productions, who program concerts across the region and help book the acts for boardmasters.
The company raised nearly £ 41,000 in the last round of funding.
SW1 Director Katy Barnes said, “This funding is essential for us to continue promoting in the region. We have been hit hard because we haven’t been able to put on shows for the past 12 months, resulting in a significant loss of income. Promoting live shows always involves a degree of risk, it is an integral part of our work.
“With this funding we can continue to bring new emerging artists – the future headliners – to the region, invest in smaller, intimate ‘Introducing Style Shows’ and bring back established names and pursue these headline tours that we want to come to our region. “
For some of the beneficiaries, this is the second round of the Cultural Recovery Fund money.