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Printworks London responds to rejection of Cultural Recovery Fund assistance

Depot and The Drumsheds were also unsuccessful in their applications

London venue Printworks has issued a response to the club's rejection for Cultural Recovery Fund assistance.

Printworks, a 5,000-capacity venue in south London, and a crucial staple in London's nightlife since opening its doors in 2017, has issued a statement after sharing that the club had failed to secure financial assistance from the Arts Council’s Cultural Recovery Fund after closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The venue, alongside Depot Mayfield, currently the home of Manchester's Warehouse Project, Exhibition London, and The Drumsheds, are all operated by Broadwick Live, and were also denied funding.

“Last week's Culture Recovery Fund delivered a much-needed lifeline to the world-leading Arts & Culture industry here in the UK, with over £330m of grants handed out by Arts Council England," the statement from Printworks reads. "However as many of you are aware, Printworks' application for the recent round of the CRF which also included other Broadwick Live venues (including The Drumsheds London, Exhibition London and Depot Mayfield in Manchester) was unsuccessful."

"We pride ourselves on being a brand that upholds the importance of music and culture in the lives of so many. For the past 4 years, Printworks has provided a platform for countless artists, both established and emerging, bringing unforgettable experiences to the thousands of music fans we have had the pleasure of inviting through our doors.”
 
The first waves of recepients for the UK's Culture Recovery Fund, which included the likes of NTS, Peckham's Rye Wax, Columbo group — the parent company of London clubs XOYO and Phonox — and Manchester's YES, were announced in recent weeks. You can find the full list of organisations set to receive funding along with the amount each will receive, here.
 
Printworks placed at No. 5 in DJ Mag's Top 100 clubs poll in 2020, after climbing four spots from No. 9 in 2019.
 
You can read the full statement from Printworks below.
 
 
 
 
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Last week's Culture Recovery Fund delivered a much-needed lifeline to the world-leading Arts & Culture industry here in the UK, with over £330m of grants handed out by Arts Council England. However as many of you are aware, Printworks' application for the recent round of the CRF which also included other Broadwick Live venues (including @thedrumshedslondon, @exhibition_ldn and @depotmayfield in Manchester) was unsuccessful. We pride ourselves on being a brand that upholds the importance of music and culture in the lives of so many. For the past 4 years, Printworks has provided a platform for countless artists, both established and emerging, bringing unforgettable experiences to the thousands of music fans we have had the pleasure of inviting through our doors. While we take this time to review the next steps we want to thank you for all the unwavering messages of support - we are honoured to be part of such an incredible community and industry.

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