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Statement regarding Arts Council England's recent NPO announcement

Date published
Monday 7 November 2022

We are very grateful to have been a part of the Arts Council’s National Portfolio over the last 4 years and as a result are deeply saddened by the decision not to fund Blue Elephant Theatre as part of the portfolio after April 2023.

The contribution the theatre makes to its highly deprived local community and the emerging companies and artists it supports is an incredible one.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all those on the Blue Elephant Theatre team who worked tirelessly to make the theatre what it is - a small theatre with a huge heart.

Over the coming days and weeks, we will be taking stock as to what this funding cut means, but our commitment to artistic excellence, inclusion & representation and working with the most vulnerable members of our community remains. We send strength to the other organisations, companies & artists that have been affected by the news.