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Rosehill Theatre, Moresby receives Arts Council funding

ROSEHILL Theater is one of 900 organizations to have received financial support from Art’s Council England.

The Cumbria Theater Trust, which operates Keswick’s Theater by the Lake, and the Rosehill Theatre, Moresby, have received funding from Art’s Council England.

The funding will make a real difference to the creative and cultural activities offered at the Moresby site and across Copeland, while having a positive impact on work to generate increased involvement and engagement, while helping to preserve the listed theatre. Grade II of the trust. , a much appreciated community asset.

Cumbria Theater Trust will receive £615,182 per year and Rosehill Theater will receive £208,523 per year; both for three years.

Deanne Shallcross, Executive Director of Rosehill, said: “The past few years have been difficult and our industry continues to face significant challenges. Tough decisions will have been made in the run-up to today’s announcement and our thoughts go to those who have not had the result they hoped for.

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“For us, this funding will allow us to expand our support for independent creatives, touring companies, community groups and others through our diverse program, from live onstage events to local festivals and creative wellness projects. through Copeland.

“We also hope it will be a magnet for future funding from other organizations interested in helping us promote well-being, enjoyment and connection through cultural experiences that are socially responsible, community-driven and inspired by place. .

“We appreciate that this award is conditional and the trustees of Rosehill will work with the Arts Council to confirm the details of our plans for spring 2023 and beyond as we look to the future with renewed confidence.”

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Trudy Harrison, MP for Copeland, said, “Funding from the Conservative government will pay dividends for Copeland, boosting our local economy, creating jobs in the area and bringing our communities closer together.

“We are expanding access to arts and culture, so everyone can enjoy the fantastic arts and culture offered here in our community and the benefits that investment brings.”

Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan said: ‘With this new government funding scheme, spreading more money to more communities than ever before, people living in areas from Wolverhampton to Wigan and Crawley to Chesterfield will now benefit from the deep culture of economic and social rewards. can bring.”