Mess Up The Mess Theatre Company LTD is excited to receive funding from Arts Council of Wales’ Covid-19 Stabilisation Fund.

Mess Up The Mess is a youth theatre company based in Ammanford, working with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people across South Wales. The funding will support key staff to continue delivering youth theatre sessions and creating high quality theatre over the Summer and into the Autumn.

Chris Lewis, Executive Director, said “This has been a difficult time for arts organisations in Wales. Arts Council funding has been vital in stabilising our finances over the short term, so we are able to continue to deliver our creative activities to young people who need us most.”

Mess Up The Mess is delivering a full Summer programme of online activities and is working on planning its Autumn programme and production. The Arts Council funding has allowed it to work with digital media agency, Yello Brick, to develop an inclusive digital strategy as part of its plans to return to face to face activities and live performance.

Sarah Jones, Artistic Director, said “Emerging from lockdown is challenging and it won’t happen overnight. There’ll be a period when some activities will happen in person, but others happen online. We’re excited this funding will allow us to explore new ways of working inclusively with young people.”

This project was made possible through funding from the Arts Council of Wales’s National Lottery Fund. Thanks to National Lottery players, up to £600 million has been made available to support communities throughout the UK during the Coronavirus crisis.