More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including City Arts (Nottingham) in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today. City Arts has been awarded a grant of £26,000 by Arts Council England.
City Arts is a community charity that has been working for the people of Nottingham since 1977. Its varied programme of arts activity reaches around 100,000 people a year. The organisation will use this award to support their work with disabled artists, vulnerable young people, adults with mental health issues and families in Nottingham’s most diverse and least culturally connected communities.
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.
Suzannah Bedford, Director, City Arts, said:
Thanks to Arts Council and the Creative Recovery Fund, we can continue our vital work with under-served communities in Nottingham, breaking down barriers to accessing culture and creativity. This work includes our pioneering doorstep puppetry, an international skills development programme for young creatives, and residencies for artists who are taking non-traditional pathways into the sector.
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.