More than £640,000 will be given to 14 artists and organisations based in Powys which could help protect jobs across the arts in the county.

The Cultural Recovery Fund's aim is to help the arts sector in Wales to survive the Covid-19 crisis and to remain "vibrant, financially viable and sustainable," said the Arts Council of Wales.

In total, 127 organisations were successful in applying for the fund sharing grants with a total value of almost £8.8million.

Nick Capaldi, Chief Executive of Arts Council of Wales said: “The arts sector will survive the Covid pandemic, that’s been demonstrated by the resilience and creativity of our artists and organisations over the last twelve months and more. 

“However, they also need targeted support to support them financially as they mitigate the impact of the loss of income and work to rebuild audiences and their businesses. The Cultural Recovery Fund has been integral to that process and we will continue to work with the Welsh and UK Governments to distribute funds that will allow the arts sector to thrive once again.”

Dawn Bowden MS, Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport added: “The Arts sector has a crucial role to play in revitalising the society and economy of Wales as we relax Covid regulations. We are of course hoping that we will be able to welcome back audiences gradually and safely into our venues and the creativity shown by our arts organisations in adapting to the pandemic has been impressive. 

“However, we’re also very aware that they continue to need our support over the coming months, and we know that the Cultural Recovery Fund will give provide companies with an essential lifeline.”
 
Here are the recipients based in Powys:

 

Theatr Brycheiniog - £162,955

County Times: Theatr Brycheiniog, BreconTheatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
Situated in one of the most picturesque locations of any venue in the UK, Theatr Brycheiniog is Brecon's centre for the arts and entertainment.

 

The Hafren theatre - £139,000

County Times: The Hafren, Newtown. Picture by Phil Blagg.The Hafren, Newtown. Picture by Phil Blagg.
Based on the outskirts of Newtown, The Hafren is known as one of mid Wales' largest arts venues which has hosted big names and a huge variety of live performances from children's shows, folk, drama, Welsh language, tribute bands, choirs, brass bands, orchestras, comedy and pop acts.

 

Wyeside Arts Centre - £49,000

County Times: Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells. Picture by Phil Blagg.Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells. Picture by Phil Blagg.
Wyeside Arts Centre is a theatre, cinema and gallery based in the heart of Builth Wells.

The centre announced earlier this month that it hopes to reopen later in the summer.

"We're looking forward to seeing you all and we're really grateful for all your support," Wyeside said on Twitter.

Jony Easterby Productions - £52,500

County Times: 'Cage Shadows' by Jonny Easterby. Picture by John Nguyen/PA Wire'Cage Shadows' by Jonny Easterby. Picture by John Nguyen/PA Wire
Jony is a Machynlleth-based artist and producer who specialises in landscape ecology, sound and sculpture.

 

Peak Cymru - £45,428

County Times: Peak Cymru, The Old School, Crickhowell. Picture by Jaggery/Geograph.org.ukPeak Cymru, The Old School, Crickhowell. Picture by Jaggery/Geograph.org.uk
Peak Cymru is an educational arts charity based in Crickhowell that works with artists and communities by focussing on rural environments.

 

Green Man Trust - £45,111

County Times: Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons.Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons.
The Green Man Trust is a charity that runs the famous four-day music festival that attracts 25,000 people every August near Crickhowell. 

 

Articulture - £44,818

County Times: Articulture Wales in Esgairgeiliog near Machynlleth. Picture by Google Street View.Articulture Wales in Esgairgeiliog near Machynlleth. Picture by Google Street View.
Ceinws-based Articulture says it supports the development of "innovative, high quality outdoor arts and diverse engaged" audiences in Wales.

 

Culture Colony - £27,860

County Times: Machynlleth Town Clock. Picture by Celuici/WikiMachynlleth Town Clock. Picture by Celuici/Wiki
Culture Colony is a Machynlleth-based video production company that documents artists.

 

Radiate Arts - £27,600

County Times: Clywedog Dam. Picture by Stu Trigg/Camera ClubClywedog Dam. Picture by Stu Trigg/Camera Club
Radiate Arts is a not-for-profit company that runs creative workshops for local community groups, schools, charities and organisations at Llyn Clywedog, near Llanidloes and in Chester.

 

The Albert Hall Theatre - £12,212

County Times: Llandrindod's iconic Albert Hall Theatre.Llandrindod's iconic Albert Hall Theatre.
'Mid Wales’ oldest theatre', The Albert Hall celebrates its centenary in 2022. The 452-seater building, set in the heart of Llandrindod Wells was originally built as a church hall but then became a theatre in 1922.

 

Celf Able - £11,282

County Times: Celf-Able volunteers packing up at Newtown Food FestivalCelf-Able volunteers packing up at Newtown Food Festival
Celf-Able is an inclusive art group run by disabled artists in Powys that runs workshops in Newtown, Welshpool, Caersws, Llanfair Caereinion and Machynlleth for people of all ages and abilities who want to have a go at art.

 

Mid Wales Arts - £9,784

County Times: Mid Wales Arts Centre, near Caersws.Mid Wales Arts Centre, near Caersws.
Mid Wales Arts Centre is a gallery and sculpture park situated on the edge of the A470 near Caersws. The centre works to develop access to the arts in mid Wales.

 

Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture - £9,747

County Times: Inside the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture in Berriew.Inside the Andrew Logan Museum of Sculpture in Berriew.
The first museum in Europe dedicated to a living artist is based in the village of Berriew, near Welshpool. Andrew Logan is an English sculptor, jeweller and performance artist best known for his work in glass and mirror.

 

Shakespeare LINK - £4,242

County Times: Willow Globe theatre, near Rhayader.Willow Globe theatre, near Rhayader.
Based in Llanwrthwl near Rhayader, Shakespeare LINK is a performance arts theatre brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to explore and enjoy William Shakespeare's plays.