Arts Council Funding Annoucement

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 by Tricycle

The Tricycle, in common with the majority of Arts Council funded organisations has received an 11% cut over the next 3 years. We are naturally very disappointed especially as the Arts Council Stage 1 assessment recommended an uplift in funding, but our stage 2 assessment made it clear that the money was not available – it said:

Tricycle Theatre was assessed as making a strong contribution to our goals and priorities. We recommend funding, based in part on the organisation’s excellent track record to date, and the planned activity adding value to our five goals. However, we found that we could not fully fund all strong applications to the levels requested because the budget was limited and we needed to ensure there was a balance of contributions to our five goals across the area.

We understand that Government cuts forced the Arts Council into making difficult decisions, but these cuts will lead to higher unemployment, a diminished Arts sector, and less access through higher prices.

Nicolas Kent
Artistic Director

30th March 2011