30 March 2011

This morning we have received the official announcement from Arts Council about the funding that FACT will receive post 2012.

All regularly funded organisations were asked to reapply for funding through the new National Portfolio programme. We are thrilled to say that we were successful in our bid and will continue to be funded at the same level as 2011/12: £1,000,112. We will get a inflationary increases of 2.3% and 2.6% for 2013/2014 and 2015, respectively.

A message from our Director/CEO Mike Stubbs:

"We understand that the Arts Council has had to make a lot of difficult choices given government cuts. Therefore it's a huge relief to learn that FACT has retained its Arts Council funding, but the picture is far from rosy. With City Council funding cuts, and the recession biting, these are really difficult and painful times for the cultural sector as a whole.

We'll be looking at further ways we can support artists and organisations from across the city and the arts sector. It's vital that arts and culture remain at the heart of the Liverpool City Region agenda, and with our colleagues and partners across the city will be doing our very best to ensure these cuts do not undo the fantastic work the cultural sector has done to regenerate our city.

We'd also like to extend our warm thanks and best wishes to all our supporters and friends. By coming to our exhibitions, events, screenings, bar or cafe, you put us in the best position for the challenges that lie ahead!"

If you'd like to find out more about how you can further support FACT through our FACT 50 members scheme, go here.