The company’s founder, Tom Lionetti Maguire, said the rejection letters it received were “contradictory, untrue and failure”.
“Our intention to seek judicial review is essential to reveal our abuse and abuse by many of our cultural and heritage institutions,” he said. “Ultimately, what we all want is to help our beloved industry recover and continue to make millions of people happy in the years to come.”
The Cultural Renaissance Fund was first announced in July last year to help art venues and organizations that have been hit hard by the pandemic.
Last week, Minister of Culture Oliver Dawden announced the third and final round of grants. He said that financial aid “shows our commitment to support culture and heritage during the pandemic.”
Sir Nicholas Serota, Chairman of the Arts Council of England, called it a “lifeline” and “save the collapse of hundreds of cultural organizations across the country.”
However, some art groups criticized the delay in obtaining financial support and raised concerns about insufficient protection of the supply chain and festivals.
At the G7 summit last month, Mr. Dawden erroneously stated that Cornwall’s famous Minack Theatre was funded, which was quickly rejected by the venue itself.
Mr. Lionetti Maguire operates crystal labyrinth experiences in London and Manchester, and is planning the Dredd Uprising immersive experience. He stated that when the aid application was rejected, his company was regarded as “culturally important” and “culturally unimportant” by the art committee. important”.
“Like many organizations in the leisure and hospitality industry, we have been fighting for our survival and the livelihoods of our 250 employees, most of whom are actors. Coronavirus disease Pandemic”, he said.
“CRF exists to help companies like ours in this challenging era…Cultural organizations are defined as’organizations that work in the art forms or disciplines we support: music, theater, dance, integrated arts, visual arts , Museum or literature’. Of course, this describes our DNA as an organization.
“The CRF’s explanation of why it is not worth the grant is inconsistent, untrue, and fails in any logic.”
This legal challenge was supported by the lobbying group Night Industry Association, whose chief executive Michael Kill (Michael Kill) stated that the funding decision “has left thousands of people at a loss.”
“We fully support the judicial review proposed by Little Lion Entertainment Ltd today, which highlights the inconsistent evaluation of companies applying for CRF funds and reveals the subjective and unfair nature of this process.”
Contacted the Arts Council of England and stated that it would not comment on individual funding applications.