Get Your Wigle On is to benefit from thir round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Our application has been successful and we are delighted to be able to get to work on some exciting projects and make investments to our studio to keep bringing first class arts training to Shropshire! 

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Get Your Wigle On is to receive £78,000 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

 

  • Get Your Wigle On is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund 

 

  • This award will help to allow more opportunities for children and adults to have opportunities to take part in several theatre projects over the coming years.

 

 

The funding will be used to make improvements to their current dance studio that is situated in the heart of Shrewsbury’s town centre. These funds will also go towards a variety of musical and theatre projects. This will include a return to live performances at Theatre Severn from with Elf the musical and Calendar Girls the musical, as well as scenery and investments into future productions of Matilda and Joseph! This grant will also allow us to grow our staff force and keep several freelance practitioners, musicians and artists working with our team. 

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Get Your Wigle On 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”.

take a look at what this funding will be used towards

The grant will help us make our first major production even more spectacular with excellent scenery, costumes and a fabulous live band. It will also ensure that we have the correct measures in place for a covid safe performance. 

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The grant will help to make investments into production and marketing of this show - helping audiences feel confident with a return to theatre is also key! 

Matilda and Joseph will also benefit from this grant - allowing us to confidently prepare for these upcoming youth productions. 

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We will continue to invest money into improving our studio facilities with a big investment being made into air conditioning and heating. 

We will also be looking to expand our staff team and our use of freelance practitioners over the coming months.