Rhiannon Faith awarded over £15k grant from Arts Council England for new show that raises awareness about Domestic Abuse

Rhiannon Faith is delighted to announce she was recently successful in her application for an over £15k Grants for the Arts from Arts Council England.  This is a big milestone in the company’s development, and the first time the company have applied for a larger grant, so we are absolutely over the moon.  The funding will support the 2018 Spring tour of Smack That (a conversation), including the London premiere at the Barbican in June 2018 as part of the ‘Art of Change’ season.  The funding was only made possible due to our supportive crowdfunders whose generosity helped us find match-funding for the project, and venues that have supported the project including the Barbican, Harlow Playhouse, Arts Council England, Essex County Council, DanceEast, Rich Mix and artsdepot.  With the support of charity Safer Places.

We can move into December with a sigh of relief and are very excited about bringing Smack That (a conversation) to audiences in 2018.  Here’s what they are saying so far:

‘Beautiful and Harrowing’

‘ Inspiring, thought-provoking and raw ‘

‘Challenging and innovative.  Somehow everyone should have the chance to see this’

We are also delighted that The Gulbenkian is the second venue to become a J9 venue, joining Harlow Playhouse (making venues sign-posted safe spaces for victims of Domestic Abuse).

Thanks for your continued support.

Rhiannon Faith (Artistic Director)

& Maddy Morgan (Creative Producer)



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