Culture Recovery Fund

Culture Recovery fund
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All of us here at The Piano Works along with our loyal guests are hugely appreciative of the support awarded to us twice by The Arts Council England on behalf of the Government’s DCMS Culture Recovery Fund.

We are delighted that the Arts Council recognised our value as venues of cultural significance describing us as:

“The Piano Works has local and regional significance. It is one of London’s most popular grass roots music venue. Its a music offer that allows the audience to
interact and choose their favourite songs to be performed by 8 musicians. Some have never played together before and the venue has performances 5 days a week. The band plays non-stop to an audience of up to 1700 (208,000 audience members pa) and it is one of the biggest employers of independent musicians in London (85 throughout the year) spending up to £500,000 pa for musicians’ wages. Their programme provides an important cultural offer in London and England, through their programme creating a bespoke experience at every
performance. It’s one of London’s 94 GMV’s and plays an important role in contributing to employment within the creative communities.

The organisation has demonstrated that they have a leading role in driving innovation in their art form, due to the unique artists and audience interaction, providing an alternative music offer to audiences and creative employment opportunities.They employ 164 people, 74 management and staff, with a core team of 5 experts in musical direction, sound engineering, lighting, hosting and
programming. The Piano Works have stated that they are a key launchpad for many careers and over 500 musicians have performed there.”

Without their support we would have struggled to re-open after fifteen months of closure following six years of successful performances.

Thank you so very much Arts Council and DCMS from our 95 musicians, sound and lighting people, the security crew and all the hardworking booking, management, restaurant and bar staff and our audiences – We Salute You.

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