Mid Blue Emergency Funding for Culture Organisations and Performing Arts Venues (1)

Emergency funding reaches Culture Organisations and Performing Arts Venues in Edinburgh

£4,259,605 has been awarded to 74 cultural organisations and performing arts venues in Edinburgh City including Art in Healthcare; Assembly Roxy; CC Blooms; Festival Theatre and Kings Theatre; The Biscuit Factory; The Queens Hall; Usher Hall; Collective Gallery; Dance Base; Dovecot Foundation; Hidden Door; Pianodrome; Unique Events among others.

The emergency Covid-19 funds from Scottish Government through Creative Scotland are part of £17million distributed to 331 organisations and venues across Scotland.

From comedy clubs and theatres to galleries and production companies, the second round of the Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery  Fund (COVR) is designed to help prevent insolvency and/or significant job losses due to the impact of COVID-19, and the Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund (PAVR) is helping venues to remain solvent, return staff from furlough, and enable new artistic commissions from freelance artists.

Culture Minister Jenny Gilruth said: “I am delighted that this vital funding is reaching the culture sector, which has endured some of the most challenging restrictions over the past 18 months. It’s exciting that the sector can now plan for full reopening. The communal experience of being part of an audience cannot be replicated, and it has been sorely missed since the start of the pandemic.

“The move beyond level 0 will allow the sector to reopen fully, but I know that it will take some time to rebuild. This funding will play a key role in stabilising many venues and businesses as the sector begins to recover.

“The Scottish Government has provided almost £175million of emergency support to the culture, heritage and events sector since the start of the pandemic, and I look forward now to working with the sectors to build for the future.”

Joan Parr, Interim Director of Arts and Engagement said: “Our first priority continues to be supporting the recovery and renewal of Scotland’s art and creative sector as Covid-19 restrictions are eased and the sector can open up again more fully.

“Nevertheless, we remain acutely aware of the critical challenges faced by so many cultural organisations, and we know how vital this funding is in continuing to help protect jobs and support the sustainability of a sector that has felt the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic so significantly.”

Awards made across Edinburgh:

Applicant Name

Funding

Local Authority

Funding route

A Modern Way Limited

£10,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

African Connections CIC

£15,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Art in Healthcare

£12,500

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Assembly Festival Ltd: Assembly Roxy

£85,000

City of Edinburgh

PAVR

B Bar Edinburgh

£65,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Beyond Broadway Productions Ltd

£48,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Black Light Ltd

£75,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Blue Parrot Ltd

£39,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Bulgarian Cultural and Educational Centre Scotland Ltd.

£15,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Capital Theatres: Festival Theatre and Kings Theatre

£500,000

City of Edinburgh

PAVR

Charco Press

£15,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

City of Edinburgh Council: Usher Hall

£182,445

City of Edinburgh

PAVR

Collective Gallery Ltd

£75,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Core Event Services (UK) Ltd

£30,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Cuba Club Ltd (Club Cuba)

£37,500

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Custom (Leith) Ltd (Custom Lane)

£25,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Cutting Edge Theatre

£15,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Dance Base Scotland

£223,827

City of Edinburgh

PAVR

Dovecot Foundation

£75,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Ed Littlewood Productions Ltd

£22,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Edinburgh Open Workshop

£20,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Edinburgh Printmakers Ltd

£75,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Edinburgh Science

£75,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Edinburgh University Students Association

£25,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Encore Bars Ltd (Bourbon)

£55,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Fatherson Music Limited

£17,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Festival Beverage and Property Services Ltd

£45,198

City of Edinburgh

COVR

FLY Club and FLY Open Air

£50,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Hebrides Ensemble

£50,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Hidden Door Charitable Company Ltd

£12,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

International Entertainment Holdings Ltd: Edinburgh Playhouse, Theatre Royal Glasgow and Kings Theatre Glasgow

£350,000

City of Edinburgh

PAVR

Jones and Pohl LLP

£10,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Just Like Flying Ltd (CC Blooms)

£50,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Kaka Kazz (Boteco do Brasil)

£10,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Kevin McMahon Magic

£10,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Leith Theatre Trust

£342,800

City of Edinburgh

PAVR

Live Systems Ltd

£60,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Ludens Ensemble CIC

£10,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Mambo Bars and Clubs Edinburgh Ltd

£22,500

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Monkey Barrel Comedy Ltd

£75,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Montpeliers (Edinburgh) Limited (Lulu, Eastside)

£75,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Music in Hospitals and Care

£75,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Neil  Adams

£10,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Neo Productions

£10,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

New Media Scotland

£15,433

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Nexus Digital Media Ltd

£12,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

North Edinburgh Arts Centre

£14,245

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Partnership of May and Heather McKenzie

£50,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Pianodrome CIC

£15,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Radge Media

£47,250

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Regular Limited

£65,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Robert Heatlie t/a Colorsound Studios

£10,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Rogue City Productions

£10,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Rumba Kazz (Boteco de Brasil)

£34,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Salt 'n' Sauce Promotions Ltd. (The Stand)

£125,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Scotland Street Press

£27,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Shooglenifty Ltd

£34,500

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Stage Visuals

£10,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Stills Ltd (Stills Gallery)

£38,100

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Storytelling PR LTD

£15,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

The Biscuit Factory

£75,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

The Queens Hall

£97,500

City of Edinburgh

PAVR

Think Circus CIC

£15,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Tickets Scotland Ltd

£37,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Tortoise in a Nutshell

£11,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland

£11,637

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Traverse Theatre (Scotland) Ltd

£150,000

City of Edinburgh

PAVR

Triple G Music LTD

£75,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

TV Events Limited

£22,500

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Unique Events ltd

£31,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Vision Mechanics

£15,670

City of Edinburgh

COVR

We Were Promised Jetpacks

£11,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Yippee Productions Ltd

£75,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Yo Soy Group Limited (Paradise Palms)

£10,000

City of Edinburgh

COVR

Contact Information

Sophie Bambrough

(+44) 07747 606 146

sophie.bambrough@creativescotland.com

Notes to editors

  1. A full list of organisations and venues receiving funding in this round of the Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund and the Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund can be downloaded from Creative Scotland’s website.

Download the full lists of organisations and venues

  1. Full details including eligibility criteria can be accessed through the following links:
  1. Today’s announcement follows more than 12,000 emergency funding awards totalling over £75million delivered through Creative Scotland and Screen Scotland, reaching people and organisations across Scotland’s art and creative sectors since the beginning of the pandemic.

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