The Lyric Theatre is using a £99,460 grant to develop our in-house set construction model and improve our sustainability. Over three years the project will continue to develop our workshop space at Mallusk, allowing us to construct our own sets and reuse materials, and also generate income for the theatre through building sets for other organisations. The Dormant Accounts Fund will also support us to develop a new fundraising strategy, build relationships with donors, explore new corporate partnerships and provide training for staff.
Claire Murray, Head of Development and Marketing at the Lyric said:
“The Lyric is the beating cultural heart of our city, but like all organisations in this sector has been hit in recent years by the impact of the pandemic, cost-of-living crisis and cuts to funding sources. We are thrilled to have been awarded funding by the Dormant Accounts to improve our financial resilience and help us and the wider VCSE sector to be more prepared for the long-term future. The projects that this fund will support will be transformative for the Lyric, in continuing to enhance the brilliant work of our Lyric Scene Shop and scenic construction services, and enhancing our fundraising capabilities.”
Adrian Mullan, Head of Production at the Lyric said:
“We are pleased to have been awarded this grant from Dormant Accounts NI which will allow us to significantly invest in the Lyric Scenic Construction Workshop. The workshop was designed with sustainability in mind; to allow us, as a theatre, to control our waste and subsequent impact on the environment, but it has already shown its potential as a key pathway to employment, creative skills development and an important resource to the wider sector.”
To read more about the Dormant Accounts Fund NI, visit: https://bit.ly/49UtKGM