More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Brighton Fringe in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
Brighton Fringe Ltd. has been awarded a grant of £75,351 by Arts Council England and Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The grant will cover the organisation's core operation costs, aiding in our recovery going forwards, and allows us to continue working towards putting on England’s largest open access arts festival in 2022.
The third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said:
“Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.
“Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”
Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains.
Julian Caddy, CEO, Brighton Fringe Ltd., said:
“As we emerge from a devastating period for the arts, we are enormously grateful for this support, which will help secure our ability to deliver Brighton Fringe in 2022 and beyond.”
Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:
“This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives”.