Medway festival given a grant from the Arts Council England

April 4, 2012 by  

A Medway-based festival has received a boost in the form of a substantial grant from the Arts Council.

Fuse Medway, a festival that celebrates the arts in the Medway region, was recently awarded with a grant to the tune of £100,000 thanks to investment from the Arts Council. The Arts Council only award grants to events or initiatives that are proven to connect with the people involved in them or that are of an outstanding calibre, so it is a real honour and a compliment for Fuse Medway to receive the grant.

The money could be spent in a variety of different ways, from investing in productions of dance, music and comedy to purchasing promotional material to attract visitors to the festival, for example by investing in flyer, poster and banner printing. Strood, Gillingham and the surrounding Medway areas are home to people who attend Fuse Medway year after year, but by investing in promotional materials, more people could be reached and informed about the festival.

The Combined Arts Relationship Manager for the Arts Council spoke about Fuse Medway recently, saying:

“The Festival is growing in significance, regionally and nationally, and Arts Council England is delighted to be partners with Medway Council in supporting it. We endorse the Council’s championing the event as a key element in their wide-ranging support for culture and the creative industries.”

The festival runs from 15th-17th June at various venues throughout the region.