Plymouth Fringe Festival Awarded Funding From Arts Council England
We are delighted to announce that Plymouth Fringe Festival 2019 will be supported by Arts Council England.
Earlier this week, we received confirmation that we have been awarded a small grant through Arts Council England’s Project Grants programme to support the delivery of Plymouth Fringe Festival 2019.
This is fantastic news for the festival. It will allow us to expand our team, to better support the amazing artists bringing work to Plymouth during the festival and to ensure that as many people as possible hear about the incredible performances we’ll be showcasing this year.
As those close to the festival will know, we have previously received funding from Arts Council England in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Unfortunately, last year, we were unsuccessful in our application. Despite never dampening our enthusiasm for curating the vibrant celebration of theatre and live performance that we think Plymouth deserves, this did mean we had to think somewhat smaller than we might have hoped.
We are therefore humbled to once again have been awarded project funding and are grateful to both the team at Arts Council England South West for recognising the contribution that Plymouth Fringe Festival makes to the region’s vibrant theatre ecology and to players of the National Lottery whose ticket-buying makes such funding possible.
Applications for Plymouth Fringe Festival 2019 remain open until Friday 22nd February 2019. If you’re a theatre, dance or live performance maker then we’d love to hear from you. More information about the festival, along with details of how to apply, can be found at plymouthfringe.com/apply
Our sincere thanks once again from the whole team at Plymouth Fringe Festival to the inspirational artists whose work we have been honoured to showcase since 2015 and to the dedicated, inquisitive audience members who have joined us on this incredible journey.
Plymouth Fringe Festival 2019 will take place from Monday 27th May to Saturday 1st June 2019 and we are very much looking forward to seeing you there!