Today we are feeling very grateful and relieved. SparkedEcho have been awarded emergency core funding from Arts Council England and Kent Community Foundation to see us through the Covid-19 emergency.
Cast your mind back a month ago. At the height of the pandemic. The obvious priority was treating patients, helping the vulnerable and supplying food. The arts, like many sectors, was in a state of shutdown. And shock.
As many of you will know, the latest UK government advice on the coronavirus (Covid-19) is asking people to avoid non-essential contact with others, to work from home where possible and to avoid social places such as pubs, clubs and theatres, and schools are now being closed.