The Hall for Cornwall (HfC) has received a £500k award from the Paul Hamlyn Foundation to expand audiences and reach parts of the community that are not currently attending live art performances.
The ‘Paul Hamlyn Club’ award is part of £2.5 million which will be shared among five performing arts venues across the UK.
The money will be used to widen HfC’s audiences, with a particular focus on building sustainable relationships with community partners in their local areas.
The Paul Hamlyn Club awards are part of Paul Hamlyn Foundation’s 25th anniversary celebrations. The Paul Hamlyn Foundation is marking the anniversary with a series of gifts to organisations that help people realise their potential or enjoy a better quality of life.
HfC director, Julien Boast, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the region. We are so pleased that the Paul Hamlyn Foundation has recognised Hall for Cornwall as a place for the people of Cornwall.
“With this award we will be talking directly to communities that at present find it difficult, for whatever reasons, to be able to access our work and putting in place the means to truly open the reach of our productions.
“The Paul Hamlyn Club award allows us to expand our relationships further, across the entire region, truly welcoming all.”