A life in subsidy

Posted: 31/01/11
By: Louise
Tags: Theatre, Performance

Last week we received two negative funding decisions and two positive funding decisions for different projects we are producing. We were also invited to apply for a brilliant new fund and got through to the second round of another scheme. Phew. What a bouncy week.

The two negative funding decisions each have a different impact on our working lives. One project we had been working on for two years. It is ambitious, incredibly exciting artistically (of course I am biased) and we asked for a lot of money. It would have taken my working life in a new direction by learning about a different art form.  Unusually for us, there’s no other way to make this project happen now and so we have to close the door on that idea and on working with that artist. For now.  

This is rare for us because we are stubborn and normally find a way of making something happen even if we are constantly turned down for funding.... It’s not the end for the other rejected project, just the beginning of another route of fundraising for us.  Hardy, resilient and jolly in the face of a knock back – that’s me last week. This week who knows what’s in store...