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Printworks London and sister venues fail to secure cultural recovery funds


None of Broadwick Live’s venues - which include Printworks London, The Drumsheds, Exhibition London and Manchester’s Depot Mayfield - have been awarded financial assistance from the Arts Council’s Cultural Recovery Fund.

This equates to more than 500,000 sq ft (larger than Wembley Stadium) of culture space in the UK in the past three years. Together they programmed more than 200 shows and employed in excess of 1,000 people a week.

Broadwick Live venues can welcome up to 30,000 guests at one time. Printworks alone, sold tickets across 54 international territories.

A statement on Printworks social media channels reads: “Last week’s Culture Recovery Fund delivered a much-needed lifeline to the world-leading Arts & Culture industry here in the UK, with over £330m of grants handed out by Arts Council England.

“However as many of you are aware, Printworks’ application for the recent round of the CRF which also included other Broadwick Live venues (including The Drumsheds London, Exhibition London and Depot Mayfield in Manchester) was unsuccessful.

“We pride ourselves on being a brand that upholds the importance of music and culture in the lives of so many. For the past 4 years, Printworks has provided a platform for countless artists, both established and emerging, bringing unforgettable experiences to the thousands of music fans we have had the pleasure of inviting through our doors.”

Successful applications to the Cultural Recovery Fund include Mint Warehouse, Manchester’s Warehouse Project, Soup Kitchen, Chibuku, Leftfoot, Fabric, Concorde2 and Corsica Studios.

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