Performing arts group gets £25,000 boost

By Barrie Hudson - 22 November 2021

Arts and Culture
  • Revolution Performing Arts founder and managing director Fi Da Silva Adams said the organisation was thrilled and humbled by the announcement

    Revolution Performing Arts founder and managing director Fi Da Silva Adams said the organisation was thrilled and humbled by the announcement

Swindon’s Revolution Performing Arts is to receive a share of more than £100 million awarded to cultural organisations.

The support is from the third round of Culture Recovery Fund payments announced by Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries. 

Revolution Performing Arts founder and managing director Fi Da Silva Adams said: “We are thrilled and humbled to have received some funding to allow us to continue and support young people who have had such a terrible time in the last couple of years. 

“The performing arts is a vital part of our society and culture – and for our young people it allows them to express themselves through drama, singing and dance in a safe and happy environment. This funding allows us to continue this work when times are still financially challenging.”

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 £1.2bn has already been awarded to to support around 5,000 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 of Arts Council England, said: “This continued investment from the government 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”.

Further information about Revolution Performing Arts can be found at https://revolutionpa.co.uk

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