Only Stage receives lifeline grant from Government’s
£1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund
Only Stage has been awarded £60.000,00 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.
Only Stage is one of 588 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support – with £76 million of investment announced today. This follows £257 million awarded earlier in the week to 1,385 organisations, also from the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Further rounds of funding in the cultural and heritage sector are due to be announced over the coming weeks.
Born in 2017, Only Stage is a new and fresh company in the cultural business which has established itself as one of the game-changing organization in cultural environment: its aim is to promotes cultural exchange at an international level and to create and develop new way of spreading culture and art across countries. The company represents some of the world-renowned artists from UK and its roster counts on artists coming from all over the world, who perform in the UK and abroad bringing new cultural projects, innovative artistic idea and tools not just to the theatres and cultural institutions which promote them, but also to their audiences and, in a broader sense, to all the people who wants to play a role in the cultural field.
This funding gives the company the fundamental opportunity to keep itself into the business and to find new solutions to spread culture in order to adapt and be flexible to the changing external environment.
Furthermore, this grant will help the company in taking a further step with its young artists, who are the most affected by this difficult time: the aim is to be for them non just booking managers, but real coach and promoter investing resources in advertisement and promotion, because they need to believe in their future despite all the difficulties of today.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “This is more vital funding to protect cultural gems across the country, save jobs and prepare the arts to bounce back. Through Arts Council England we are delivering the biggest ever investment in the arts in record time. Hundreds of millions of pounds are already making their way to thousands of organisations.
“These awards build on our commitment to be here for culture in every part of the country.”
Chair, Arts Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota, said: “Culture is an essential part of life across the country, helping to support people’s wellbeing through creativity and self-expression, bringing communities together, and fuelling our world class creative industries.
“This latest set of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund builds on those announced recently and will help hundreds of organisations to survive the next few months, ensuring that the cultural sector can bounce back after the crisis. We will continue doing everything we can to support artists and cultural and creative organisations, with further funding to be announced in the coming weeks.
Susanna Stefani Caetani said: “Only Stage is fully committed to play its part in bringing music back to people and supporting artists as we are doing each day with all our energy and competences. We are very thankful for this award in recognition of what we are doing for music, for management and for organizations and institutions we are working with and for. Thank you very much, it is really a pleasure to be part of this community and I can sincerely say that this grant makes the difference”.