The Spotlight Theatre and Lowewood Museum awarded nearly £200k from Culture Recovery Fund

The Council is delighted to announce that it has been successful in its bid for funding from the Government’s ‘Culture Recovery Fund’ for the Spotlight Theatre and Lowewood Museum

The grants process was administered by the Arts Council and has been designed to protect the nation’s cultural sector from the economic impacts of COVID-19.

A grant of £133,089 has been awarded to the Spotlight which will be used to prepare it for reopening in 2021 and making the venue COVID-19 secure.

Lowewood Museum has received a grant of £50,195 which will be used to fund the setting up of a trust to take over the running of the museum, a part-time curator to manage the collection, temporary exhibitions, and making the museum COVID-19 secure. 

Councillor Siobhan Monaghan, Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Services said

This is fantastic news! Our submission to the Culture Recovery Fund and the resulting award demonstrates our commitment to the arts in Broxbourne.

I am looking forward to welcoming members of the public back to the Spotlight and Lowewood Museum.

Published: October 16th 2020