Mark Logan MP: HERE FOR CULTURE IN BOLTON NORTH EAST.
Two Bolton arts and culture organisations are set to receive a share of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. HDI Dance Camp and The Big Tiny Production Company will benefit from the first round of funding.
Both organisations have been recognised for their key national and local significance. We spoke to both organisations to congratulate them on the good news.
The Directors of The Big Tiny production company, Ben Richards and Will Cousins, described how they responded to the coronavirus pandemic with out-of-the-box thinking, by innovating an entirely new form of in-the-box performance. Called ‘Adventure Boxes’, a new style of performance combines physical media delivered to your door with online content.
Speaking with the Directors of The Big Tiny, Ben Richards and Will Cousins said:
“The Big Tiny are very grateful for the help we have received our local MP Mark Logan and his ceaseless work promoting business and the arts in Bolton.”
The Director of HDI Dance Camp, Josh Ricketts, described their efforts to adjust during the pandemic by offering popular virtual dance classes, watched by people all over the world.
Welcoming this financial boost said, Josh Ricketts said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to receive financial support from the Government’s Cultural Recovery fund.
We are a company of national significance helping young people stay engaged doing what they love. I’m so glad that with the help of the fund our future looks more secure.
As a team of passionate and skilled event producers, choreographers, dancers and digital content creators this funding means we can carry on doing what we’re good at.”
Commenting Mark Logan MP for Bolton North East said:
“This funding is a vital boost for the arts and culture sector which has been badly affected by the pandemic.
It’s right that two Boltonian businesses stand to benefit from this as arts and culture define the people of this country.
Therefore, It’s hugely important that companies like HDI Dance Camp and The Big Tiny Production Company get the recognition and financial support they need.”
More than 1,300 arts and cultural organisations across the country are to receive a share of £257 million as part of a vital financial boost from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced today.
The investment will save 1,385 theatres, galleries, performance groups, arts organisations, museums and local venues facing the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and ensure they have a sustainable future. It is the biggest tranche of funding distributed to date from the Culture Recovery Fund.
This funding will help allow performances to restart, venues to plan for reopening, and to protect jobs and create opportunities for freelancers.