This funding will enable Fierce to continue produce Fierce Festival and maintain and develop our emerging artists training programme for West Midlands based artists. Fierce is pleased to receive the grant award; while remaining conscious that trusted and valued colleagues didn’t receive funding.
Nonetheless we support ACE and its current aims to ‘get great art to everyone by championing, developing and investing in artistic experiences that enrich people’s lives’. We absolutely support ACE’s values and are concerned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s suggestion to further cut ACE’s administrative costs by 50%.
Fierce thrives through dynamic relationships with partners and collaborators and does not think of itself as sealed or closed off entity. We would like to point you to some notable statements, articles and statistics made by Live Art Uk, We Are Eastside, Forest Fringe.
Laura McDermott + Harun Morrison
Joint Artistic Directors, Fierce