Theatr Brycheiniog Secures Further Arts Council Wales Funding
Theatr Brycheiniog is pleased to announce that it has once again been successful in securing emergency financial support from the Arts Council of Wales, as part of the Wales Cultural Recovery Fund. Following the news that the Cultural Recovery Fund has been extended to support Wales’ diverse culture sector through the ongoing pandemic, Theatr Brycheiniog are delighted to announce that they are to receive a second round of funding.
The Culture Recovery Fund, which will be delivered jointly by the Welsh Government, the Arts Council of Wales was launched last summer, provided £63.3m in 2020-21 to support theatres, music venues, heritage sites, events, museums, libraries, galleries, independent cinemas and freelancers.
This last eighteen months have been a difficult time for the industry as a whole and this funding helps meet the financial shortfall following the loss of virtually all earned income. Essential funding such as this provides a critical lifeline, not only improving the financial security of Theatr Brycheiniog further but enabling the arts organisation to continue operating, retain jobs, cover running costs and supports the venue in planning to open with a strong programme of events.
In response to news of this latest funding from the Arts Council of Wales, Theatr Brycheiniog Director, David Wilson, said "this funding is essential for the cultural and creative industries to address the long term challenges that have arisen as a result of the pandemic. We look forward to continuing our recovery from the pandemic and enabling our programming to resume. This funding ensures that we can contemplate the future of an increasingly vibrant, dynamic and inclusive arts venue within the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park."
Theatre Brycheiniog is already reopen providing its Cultural Café, but hopes to make more statements later in 2021 about when indoor live performance can continue. While the situation remains unclear currently, the Brecon based arts venue continues to plan an exciting line up of events to welcome back audiences as soon, and as safely as possible.
Theatr Brycheiniog is also funded by the Arts Council of Wales, Powys County Council and Brecon Town Council.