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The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Arts Council England have today announced that 35 of the country’s major arts and cultural organisations – two thirds of which are outside the capital – are the first to receive grants between £1 and £3 million from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.
The Black Country will receive £3,747,335 to protect some of the most significant stages and venues including:
Today’s announcement builds on £334 million of funding which has been awarded to nearly 2,000 cultural organisations and venues of all sizes, including museums, circuses, festivals and comedy clubs across the country, to help them plan for reopening and restart performances and programmes. The certainty and security provided by these grants will help these organisations keep going and create more opportunities for freelancers.
Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden said: “We can’t afford to lose the places that keep the arts alive which is why we are supporting talented creatives up and down the country. These organisations are irreplaceable parts of our country’s arts and culture offer which is why we are delivering record financial support to the sector.
“More money is on the way for cultural organisations of every shape and size so that as many places as possible can be supported through the pandemic.”
Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England said: “We’re delighted that the Black Country Living Museum and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre have been successful to the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund. They are cornerstones of the Black Country’s cultural offer and this grant will offer them some short-term security and the opportunity to plan for the future.
“The Government’s package is hugely welcome, providing much of the sector with resources to remain in business through to the Spring. Well-loved community projects, theatres, galleries, museums, clubs, music venues, festivals, key cultural suppliers along with other creative spaces and projects have benefited, and their communities will feel a boost as a result. At a time where many communities and organisations face difficult challenges, this is a chance to continue on the road to recovery, post-Covid.”
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