Sunday 13 November 2022

Brent gets 'enormous slice of funding' from Arts Council for 6 organisations


 Some Deafinitely Thatre productions

From Brent Council


Six creative and cultural organisations in Brent are set for a £5million boost over the next three years, ensuring more local people can enjoy fantastic, fulfilling art and culture on their doorstep.


The funding from Arts Council England is part of their investment programme for 2023-2026. This massive investment comes at a time when Arts Council England has prioritised bringing art, culture, and creativity to more people outside of central London. As an outer London Borough Brent will benefit from the approach to spread funding culture to outside central London.


£5,061,423 is being split between the following organisations:


By funding new organisations in new places, the Arts Council is delivering on the vision set out in its strategy, Let's Create: that everyone, everywhere, deserves to benefit from public investment in culture and creativity.


Cllr Fleur Donnelly-Jackson, Cabinet Member for Community Engagement, Equalities and Culture said:

We are proud that six incredible cultural organisations that are based in Brent have been awarded this enormous slice of funding by Arts Council England. Brent is the Borough of Cultures, brimming with talent and diversity.

Our successful Brent 2020 programme helped build a tremendous amount of momentum and this extra Arts Council funding is further evidence that the creatives industries are alive and well in Brent.

This funding will help this infectious energy go even further and I can’t wait to see the positive impact of this investment come to life.


Clary Salandy, co-founder of Mahogany Carnival Design, said:

We were very moved to receive the email with positive news about remaining in the NPO portfolio. In these times, this is not just a lifeline for a little arts organisation like us; it is also an investment in the creative futures of the diverse people of Brent and in the preservation and evolution of the Carnival art form.

This NPO success will create more opportunities for developing the creative skill of our community through more brilliant carnival work.

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