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The Margate School to receive £53,000 from the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

The Margate School to receive £53,000 from the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.

● The Margate School among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund

● The award will help The Margate School to continue its work in Margate's High Street supporting the local creative and wider communities but also bring in international artists.

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including The Margate School in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.

The award will specifically consolidate and expand its studio provision and technical facility as well as exhibition offer.

The third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead.

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said:

“Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.

“Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”

Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains.

Uwe Derksen, Director of The Margate School, said: “This award is a recognition of our resilience demonstrated by our staff and community during a very difficult and challenging period over the last 15 months. We very much hope that we can rebuild our confidence and pursue in building an innovative and creative community in and for Margate. We are grateful for the support and trust vested in The Margate School.”

Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:

“This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives”.

Notes to Editors

About Arts Council England

Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision. 

Following the Covid-19 crisis, the Arts Council developed a £160 million Emergency Response Package, with nearly 90% coming from the National Lottery, for organisations and individuals needing support. We are also one of the bodies administering the Government’s unprecedented Culture Recovery Funds.

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About The Margate School

The Margate School is a coming together of minds and passions, many years of observation and study of the world we live in and dialogues with our peers and friends. Inspired by thinkers and makers in the arts, design, the social and natural sciences, humanities and philosophy.

The Margate School seeks to create exciting and unique learning experiences in and around Margate, a fascinating and contrasting social, cultural and natural setting to bring together international and local students, academics, artists, philosophers, scientists as well as the wider community. TMS is inspired also by the debate around pioneering and so-called ‘alternative school’ concepts, such as Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, the Summerhill School etc.

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world” Paulo Freire (1921- 1997).


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