Today’s announcement regarding the second round of funding from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund for Rose Theatre is wonderful news, and we would like to extend our thanks to both DCMS and Arts Council England.
This new grant will help to ensure that the Rose endures this challenging time and will enable us to restart business operations in the coming months as Covid-19 restrictions begin to lift. This support is crucial to safeguarding a future for the Rose. Without this grant and the support we have received from our loyal supporters and audiences, alongside our key stakeholders — the Royal Borough of Kingston and Kingston University — the Rose would not survive.
Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone. All of the team here at the Rose stand with the rest of the sector, including the freelancers who are so vital to the work we create, as part of the #HereForCulture movement. By being #HereForCulture, we aren’t just supporting the people in the industry; we’re also supporting communities across the country.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the Rose very soon.