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Culture Recovery Fund Announcement

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We are delighted to announce that we will be benefitting from the third round of the Culture Recovery Fund. We will receive £69,940 on behalf of Extraordinary Bodies.

This award secures the 2022 extension of a digital and live tour of Human from Extraordinary Bodies, allowing us to reach diverse audiences across the nation while supporting the livelihoods of freelance and diverse performers. Without this funding our contribution to the visibility of disabled artists on our national stages would have been compromised.

Our two Artistic Directors commented:

“I am thrilled that we have been awarded the Cultural Recovery Fund. Our show Human has been massively successful and now we have the opportunity to get this show out to more audiences next spring. We are working with venues to create safe spaces for audience members with socially distanced options and masks. It is important that companies like ours where disabled and non-disabled people work together are visible in the recovery. We can’t wait to share this work with even more people throughout the UK next year, thank you”

Claire Hodgson, Artistic Director Diverse City and Extraordinary Bodies

 “D/deaf and disabled people and artists have been disproportionately affected during the pandemic and this fund is critical to their being part of the recovery, celebrating new ways of making and presenting shows. This funding decision is a critical step towards a new now.”

Jamie Beddard, Artistic Director for Diverse City and Lead Artist for Extraordinary Bodies.

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