Earlier this month, Geese received the exciting news that we were successful in our application to the National Portfolio. Geese is proud to say that we are looking forward to continuing this legacy and ensuring that arts in criminal justice remains part of the national discussion. This year, we also applied for uplift funding, for which we were successful. Uplift funding will see an investment in our work within criminal justice in our local “Levelling up for Culture” areas over the next three years. This provides the fantastic opportunity for creative growth in these areas locally and allows us to pave the way for national work of this kind.
Our CEO, Andy, remarks: “This is clearly brilliant news for Geese Theatre Company and demonstrates that the Arts Council believes in the efficacy of our work. However, most importantly this investment will allow us to develop more creative opportunities for the people the company works with, primarily people who are within the criminal justice system, whether in prison or in the community.”
“We’re delighted to be increasing our investment in Geese Theatre Company over the next three years. We know that art and culture can have a powerful impact on people’s wellbeing and Geese’s approach to theatre plays an important part in supporting people within England’s criminal justice system. We look forward to seeing their work develop to make a difference to the lives of more people.”– Peter Knott, Area Director for Arts Council England