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Continued support from the Culture Recovery Fund for Scenic Projects

Scenic Projects Ltd, the Suffolk based company who design and build stage scenery to theatres around the UK is to receive £200,000 from the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

The company is amongst 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund.

Nick Garrod, Managing Director said “This is fantastic news for our company and it will keep our core team of talented and creative staff employed whilst the company transitions through to the New Year when our general workload will start to become closer to normal. Because our core business is the supply of products to predominantly the Community Theatre network, many of these companies have deferred their productions into 2022. The extended lock down had a knock-on effect to our business picking up, resulting in our customers being unable to stage productions in time for 2021 as they were unable to meet up until July and when they did, many theatres were uncertain when they would reopen.

Mr Garrod also said “He believed his company Scenic Projects had been supported by the Culture Recovery Fund because of the work we do for the Creative Arts Industry, but more specifically in supporting the Community Theatre network and many regional theatres around the UK.  He said, “This is a real boast for our company, and we are extremely grateful to the Government, the Arts Council and the Department of Culture Sport and Media for the support they have given us throughout the pandemic”.

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Scenic Projects in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.

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”.