Patrons of the popular Paisley Youth Theater Troupe said they were thrilled to receive vital funding for the arts.
The PACE Theater Company has received £ 52,000 from the second round of Creative Scotland’s Cultural Organizations and Places of Recovery Fund.
He ran the largest youth theater of its kind before the introduction of covid restrictions and was awarded £ 75,000 in the first round of the Stimulus Fund in November 2020.
Grant Mason, CEO of PACE, said: “We were incredibly fortunate to have the support of our members, alumni and local funders during what has undoubtedly been a difficult time.
“However, the impact of the restrictions we have faced over the past 18 months are still being felt and this funding will go a long way to ensuring the long-term stability of our organization.
“We are extremely grateful to have been once again selected by Creative Scotland to receive these funds, which allows us to continue to provide quality artistic experiences to young people in Renfrewshire and beyond. “
The £ 17million fund is provided by Creative Scotland, on behalf of the Scottish Government, to support a wide range of 331 organizations and venues across Scotland, including comedy, festivals, music, nightclubs, performing arts, publishing, visual and cultural arts. Infrastructure.
Joan Parr, Acting Director of Arts and Engagement at Creative Scotland, said: “Our top priority continues to support the recovery and renewal of the Scottish art and creative sector as the restrictions of Covid- 19 are relaxed and the area can open again more fully.
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“Nonetheless, we remain keenly aware of the critical challenges facing so many cultural organizations, and we know how vital this funding is to continue to help protect jobs and support the sustainability of a sector that has felt the need for it. impact of the Covid-19 pandemic so significantly.
The PACE Theater Company was founded in 1988 and is a not-for-profit company and registered charity.
His alumni include Paisley superstar singer Paolo Nutini, bodyguard actor Richard Madden of Elderslie, and X-Men star James McAvoy.