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Funding Support for Soulisquoy Printmakers

Soulisquoy Printmakers in Stromness has been awarded £10,000 from the Scottish Government emergency funding which supports a wide variety of creative organisations during the Covid19 pandemic.

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203 organisations and venues across Scotland have received a total of £11.75million in emergency support through the Scottish Government’s Culture Organisations and Venue Recovery Fund.

Support has been provided to a range of venues and organisations working in comedy, festivals, music, nightclubs, performing arts, publishing, visual arts, as well as the cultural support infrastructure. 

Soulisquoy Printmakers is located in what was the old library building in Stromness. As a registered charity it provides an excellent facility for the promotion of traditional techniques supporting the wider creative community. You can read more about them here: Soulisquoy Printmakers.

348 applications were received totalling over £22million from the emergency funding and more successful awards will be announced soon.

Culture Secretary, Fiona Hyslop said: 

“The Scottish Government is determined to do everything within our powers to see the sector through this crisis. 

“This emergency funding will provide vital support to a wide range of cultural organisations and venues across Scotland currently facing extreme challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic. It has been designed specifically to help organisations cope with the immediate issues they are facing and to help save jobs. 

“I am pleased to see such a wide range of organisations supported, from comedy clubs and theatres to galleries and production companies.” 

The fund is administered through Creative Scotland. Iain Munro, CEO of Creative Scotland commented:

 “The funds being announced today offer some further welcome support to help protect jobs across a wide range of businesses in Scotland.  

“The negative impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on Scotland‘s creative and cultural sector are clearly ongoing, and we will continue to keep focussed, with the Scottish Government and other partners, on helping those people and organisations in most need.”    

Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund

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