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Celebrating Funding Success

Updated: May 27, 2021

We've been working hard behind the scenes to ensure the future sustainability of Skimstone Arts and the important work we do. We're delighted to announce recent success in securing financial support from five funders:

  • The Government's Culture Recovery Fund

We were thrilled to have recieved £48,594 from the Government's £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. This money will allow us to stabilise all full and part time staff and our freelance artists alongside the creation of a new Business Development Coordinator role to support the sustainability of the organisation and our artistic delivery.

  • Newcastle Culture Investment Fund

£29,700 from the Community Foundation's Newcastle Culture Investment Fund is being used to support our young artists and our communities in Byker and Walker so that they can continue to work with our Associate Artists to create songs, sound pieces and animations about the world that matters to them. They will also contribute towards our UNITY2 Festival in March 2022.

  • Garfield Weston Foundation

£20,000 from Garfiled Weston is being used to support our core costs as well as contributing to the costs our newly created Business Development Coordinator role.

  • Newcastle Fund

£13,500 from the Newcastle Fund will be used to support our work with diverse communities in Byker to help them develop new artistic, social and leadership skills, make new connections and gain confidence to be part of cultural activity that makes a positive contribution to Newcastle.

  • Wellesley Fund

£9,500 from the Wellesley Fund is being used to support our artistic and connectedness with our Young Artist Collective and more experienced Echo Artists, aged 16 - 30.

  • High Sheriff Award

Finally we were thrilled to received recognition of support for our young people whom we are passionate about ensuring the world sees their skills and arts practice with a £750 award from the High Sheriff.

We'd like to say a huge thank you to these and all of our other funders for their on-going support.

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