Collusion announces Culture Recovery Fund success - Collusion

Collusion announces Culture Recovery Fund success19 November 2021

Collusion to receive £27,500 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

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

We have been awarded a grant of £27,500 by Arts Council England. This grant will allow us to continue to move on from dealing with activity delayed due to the pandemic and focus on forward planning, practice led work, and supporting artists in their development and place-making. The funding will also enable us to extend the contracts of two staff members, maintaining delivery capacity and increasing diversity in the team.

Collusion is a not-for-profit arts organisation. We are based at Cambridge Junction and in King’s Lynn, and we create and produce new public artworks – our own and other artists’ projects, that explore the creative use of technologies and the impact of emerging technology on society. Our activities support artists’ talent development and place-making to deliver dynamic, imaginative new experiences for the public. To find out more about what we do, watch the video in our media section.

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.

Rachel Drury, said: ” This vital support from the Culture Recovery Fund will allow Collusion to move on from dealing with activity delayed due to the pandemic and focus once again on forward planning to sustain the innovative, practice led work we do around arts & technology to support artists’ talent development and place-making. Crucially, the funding will enable us to extend the contracts of two staff members, maintaining the delivery capacity we need and increasing diversity in the team”.

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”.

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. Find out more at