Shropshire Council

Shropshire Council emergency arts grants 2020

Piece of artworkIn response to the current crisis we've provided emergency grant funding to 23 arts organisations, venues and festivals in the county. The funding is supporting a huge amount of high-quality arts activity.

Over the next six months, communities from across Shropshire will have the opportunity to get involved in a range of exciting online and digital arts activities. It’s estimated that over 23,000 people will benefit, as either participants or audience members.

There's something on offer for everyone: watch professional performances from the comfort of your own home and in some of the county's outdoor venues; take part in workshops in a range of different art forms; sing; dance; make music; create a film; produce work for online exhibitions; learn a new skill; enrol in an art history course; attend an online festival; gain an Arts Award qualification; try out craft activities; explore our county's historical collections through creativity and order free art packs for delivery at home.

Programmes of activity

Below is the list of organisations and festivals who have been awarded funding. To find out more about the range of arts opportunities available and how you can get involved, just click on the organisation/festival name.

For further information about arts development at Shropshire Council, please contact Alexa Pugh on 01743 257734 or email