Swindon’s leading performing arts organisation, Revolution Performing Arts, has been named as one of 925 organisations to receive a share of more than £100 million which has been awarded to cultural organisations across the country.
The support is from the third round of funding announced by the Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries on Friday 19th November.
Founder and Director of Revolution Performing Arts, Fi Da Silva Adams, said, “We are thrilled and humbled to have received some funding to allow us to continue and support young people who have had such a terrible time in the last couple of years.
“The performing arts is a vital part of our society and culture – and for our young people it allows them to express themselves through drama, singing and dance in a safe and happy environment. This funding allows us to continue this work when times are still financially challenging.”
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 to date supporting around 5,000 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 of Arts Council England, added, “This continued investment from the government 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.”
Revolution Performing Arts was founded in 2007. All the teachers are DBS checked, trained in first aid and receive training in safeguarding protocols. RPA specialises in empowering young people to celebrate their individuality through the power of performing arts. To find out more visit: revolutionpa.co.uk.
Pictured above: Founder and Director of Revolution Performing Arts, Fi Da Silva Adams