Broxbourne 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.
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.
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.
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.”
A working group has been meeting since July 2020 and working with the Friends of Lowewood Museum to create a new Museum Trust as a charitable incorporated organisation which will deliver museum and heritage services from April 2021.