• £2.9million is being provided to save iconic arts organisations in The Liverpool City Region
• 35 arts venues and organisations are receiving between one and three million each to guarantee their future through the pandemic.
• This is part of the unprecedented £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, the largest one-off investment in the arts in our history.
Conservative Liverpool City Region Mayoral Candidate Jade Marsden has welcomed the news that iconic arts organisations will receive over £2.9 million of funding to guarantee their future.
The Government is providing over £75 million in major grants, worth between one and three millions pounds each, in order to make a serious investment in their future.
Other iconic organisations receiving lifesaving support include Shakespeare’s Globe, the Old Vic, the Sheffield Crucible, Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and the Theatre Royal Plymouth. Over 70 percent of this funding going to organisations outside London.
The funding comes from the unprecedented £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund, which will make sure our most loved performing arts, heritage sites, independent cinemas, music venues and museums can weather the impact of coronavirus and come back even stronger.
More than £500 million has now been allocated from the Culture Recovery Fund to nearly 2,500 cultural organisations and venues of all sizes, including cinemas, heritage sites, museums, circuses, festivals and comedy clubs across the country, to help them plan for reopening and restarting performances and programmes.
The Conservative Government is determined to protect the great arts and cultural institutions that help define us as a nation, safeguarding the jobs and opportunities they provide – and ensuring they can continue to educate and entertain us for generations to come.
Commenting, Jade said:
“This is a fantastic day for arts and culture. I know first-hand the value people in Liverpool place on our arts and culture. Organisations like this make Britain the cultural superpower it is today. I’m delighted to support them and I’m delighted to support this latest funding announcement”.
Oliver Dowden, Culture Secretary, said:
“As part of our unprecedented £1.57 billion rescue fund, today we’re saving British cultural icons with large grants of up to £3 million - from Shakespeare’s Globe to the Sheffield Crucible. These places and organisations are irreplaceable parts of our heritage and what make us the cultural superpower we are. This vital funding will secure their future and protect jobs right away”