Today we are pleased to announce that our funding as part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio will continue from 2015 -2018 at current levels, as is the case for 75% of National Portfolio Organisations. We will also receive £437,175 funding towards refurbishing our main theatre space.
Congratulations are also in order for Albany resident companies. Entelechy Arts have received a funding uplift this year from £60,000 to £80,000 – one of less than 10% of National Portfolios to receive an uplift. A five further resident companies will also be part of the National Portfolio: Apples & Snakes, Heart n Soul, Kali Theatre, Poetry London and Spread the Word.
‘We are delighted that, at a time of huge pressure on arts and culture funding, the Albany has been recognised by Arts Council England as part of the National Portfolio.
The Albany is a model for the arts centre of tomorrow: a social enterprise with community at its heart, delivering transformational artistic experiences for all. This award will allow us to continue offering creative spaces and experiences that speak to, and reflect, the lives of the diverse communities of South East London.’
Gavin Barlow, CEO, the Albany
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