It is with great disappointment that we will have to cancel the Festival and Events Fund, the Artist Commissions Programme and the Training & Professional Development Programme for 2020.

Our Portobello Summer Festival, delivered in partnership with local partners and a major calendar event for local artists and communities alike, will also be cancelled this year.

Arts and Culture is a priority for our community and we share this commitment by supporting groups, organisations, artists and arts professionals running inspiring, positive social impact projects, alongside our community investment and development programmes.

This is a situation without precedent. As we deal with urgent issues, we know that going forward we will have to consider the impact of this emergency on what we do, how we provide much-needed support and how we work with the community. The Arts and Culture team will do everything we can to advise and support those who deliver arts and culture in our community and for the talented people within it.

Our resources are limited but we are already planning ways to help through advice sessions and online resources while continuing to consult and plan for the future. We will update you regularly via our website, social media and newsletters.

Please contact us with any questions, suggestions or advice session requests:

The coronavirus situation is moving rapidly, and it is important to keep an eye on government advice as it is published with regards to your current or future arts activity.

We want to reassure you that all of us here at Westway Trust will continue to do our very best to support you as we face these challenging times together.

Arts & Culture Team