We are utterly delighted to announce that we will become one of Arts Council England's National Portfolio Organisations from April 2018
As one of the only full mask theatre companies in the UK, the investment will allow for increased opportunities for audiences and participants to access and celebrate the unique world of mask theatre.
ACE's investment will enable us to deliver our award-winning and critically-aclaimed full mask theatre to audiences and participants, both nationally and internationally. We'll continue to lead the way in inspiring audiences with our trademark style that marries full mask theatre with engaging storytelling, physical dexterity and emotional insight. This investment from the Arts Council will further enable Vamos to continue working with some of the hardest to reach audiences due to complex barriers of engagement, and ensure that art is accessible and enriching for all.
Rachael Savage, our Artistic Director, speaks for everyone in the Company saying, "We are thrilled, elated and joyous! It's a truly magnificent achievement and a
statement of belief, trust and confidence in the Company from Arts Council England; a recognition of eleven years of hard graft, quality work, national and international touring; work delivered with devotion, integrity, honesty and with a true social spirit. Inspired work which has touched the hearts of people of all ages across the spectrum; it could only have been achieved with the most incredible and ambitious team. Vamos is a family of immensely loyal, devoted and talented people for which I thank each and every one."
Thank you to every one of our supporters who have attended performances, taken part in workshops, booked us, or simply spread the word to help get us to this hugely important point in our development - it could not have been done without you.