Shallal has been extremely fortunate over the last two decades to have received substantial project funding from Arts Council England, enabling us to reach for creative excellence and to engage diverse audiences in our work.
The following projects were made possible with Arts Council support over the last six years:
During the pandemic in 2020, Arts Council England supported Shallal Studios with a grant of £13,400 to run our Picture Post project, offering creative activities and community connection to artists in isolation through digital and non-digital means.
Our 'Here and Now' dance performance project was funded by Arts Council England from 2019-2020 with a grant of £33,500 to explore and tour pure improvised 'Embodied Space' performances to audiences across Cornwall in exciting spaces such as the Eden Project and Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens.
In 2017 and again in 2019 Arts Council England awarded Shallal small grants towards our annual Back Lane West cross-arts residency. The residency is Shallal's annual month of open creative research and play, where our artists can depart from their usual practice and do something completely different, influenced by inspiring visiting artists and by each other.
Our Cornish Doorways project (2015 - 2018), was awarded £37,900 from Arts Council England project grants, allowing us to devise new site-specific dance theatre performance and cross-art work over a three year period. The project, which in part explored and celebrated the life and legacy of Cornish philanthropist John Passmore Edwards, was also awarded £42,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Also in 2015, we were awarded an Arts Council England research and development grant of £15,000 to run a three-month residency at Porthmeor Studios in St Ives, gathering evidence towards setting up our own visual art studio.