We’re delighted to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £349,110 by the Garfield Weston Culture Fund, to support our activity throughout 2021.
The pandemic has created huge uncertainty for arts and cultural venues across the UK. This support provides HOME with the confidence to move forward with some important projects. It will allow us to continue commissioning new Homemakers works, providing opportunities for artists to make work even while venues are closed, and support other digital activity. It will also go towards artist support, including commissions, talent development surgeries, bursaries and R&D grants, and fund part of our engagement programme.
The grant will also cover the costs of running the venue with social distancing measures in place and trading is restricted, paying for Covid-related operating costs, including cleaning, PPE and signage.
Dave Moutrey, Director and CEO of HOME, said: “We’re incredibly grateful to the Garfield Weston Foundation for their support of HOME and the cultural sector more broadly. With so much continued uncertainty about when we’ll be able to reopen, grants like this one are a vital part of ensuring that HOME’s future is secure and we can come back stronger than ever.
“We’re particularly proud that HOME and the other successful applicants were praised by the Foundation for our entrepreneurial approach and creativity throughout the pandemic and the ways we have adapted and engaged with our audiences and communities. Artists and audiences are at the heart of what we do at HOME, and we remain committed to providing a home for art that provokes, enriches and brings joy.”