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An update on Cheek by Jowl’s Arts Council status

Like many other organisations up and down the country, we recently learned that we will be excluded from receiving funding from ACE as part of their 2023 – 2026 portfolio.

This is saddening as some of our most important work was created as a part of ACE’s portfolio, and we are grateful for that support.

This will not change our commitment to creating work with an international outlook, championing intercultural collaboration across different languages and countries. Building bridges is at our core as a company and as artists and we will continue to do that as energetically as we can in the future. We hope we can count on your continued support as we strive to create the best work we can in our productions, podcasts and workshops.

Our congratulations and very best wishes go to all those companies who are joining the portfolio – and we deeply sympathise with the many excellent companies and artists who have been excluded in this round as a result of the Government’s new policy.

Ways you can help

Making a donation

Cheek by Jowl is a registered charity, and it is your support that helps us to continue our work, taking creative risks, nurturing new talent and ensuring that we produce world-class theatre across languages and cultures.

If you find yourself able to do so, individual donations, however large or small, are incredibly helpful as we look to the future.

Becoming a Friend

Ahead of Life is a Dream‘s performances at the Barbican next April, our Friends scheme offers a range of benefits for £35 per year:

  • Early bird access to our podcast Not True, But Useful…
  • A complimentary production programme.
  • An invitation to a pre-show talk with Declan and Nick.

Spreading the word

Cheek by Jowl has a wealth of free resources available to everyone, including our extensive archive of past productions, education packs complete with full recordings, and our podcast Not True, But Useful… which is available on iTunesSpotify and our website.

You can also stay in touch with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.