Diversity grant

Face Front Inclusive Theatre is a charity based in Edmonton
Face Front Inclusive Theatre is a charity based in Edmonton Green creating accessible theatre and touring its innovative shows across the UK

Edmonton theatre receives £98,000 from Arts Council

Face Front Inclusive Theatre is among 45 diversity-led organisations to receive £4.3million in funding from Arts Council England.

Local organisations are being funded through the Arts Council’s ‘Elevate’ programme in a move to enhance the diversity of the arts and cultural sector – and the Edmonton-based charity is set to receive £98,000.

Face Front Inclusive Theatre will develop its financial, digital and staff resilience through the introduction of a new business model. This will support increased income opportunities, improved training and professional development for staff and artists, as well as a new month-long festival to raise the profile of Inclusive arts.

Ray Downing, artistic director, said: “Face Front is incredibly chuffed to have been awarded Elevate funding from Arts Council England. This exciting opportunity will support our existing work as well as create opportunities with new partnerships.

“We remain committed to using the transformational power of theatre to improve emotional wellbeing and address social injustice.”

Joyce Wilson from Arts Council England added: “Nurturing and supporting diverse talent is one of the most important roles that we have. It is essential that we empower under-represented voices, ensuring that their creative endeavours are an essential part of this country’s outstanding cultural provision.

“I’m excited to see Face Front Inclusive Theatre flourish with the support of Elevate and hope that it provides them with the strong foundation they need to create amazing work.”

For more information about Face Front Inclusive Theatre:
Visit facefront.org