Brewhouse Receives Lifeline Grant from Government’s £1.57 Billion Culture Recovery Fund
The Brewhouse Arts Centre has been awarded £51,565 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.
The Brewhouse is one of 588 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support – with £76 million of investment. This follows £257 million awarded last week to 1,385 organisations, also from the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England on behalf of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. Further rounds of funding in the cultural and heritage sector are due to be announced over the coming weeks.
Cllr Ed Barker, Deputy Leader for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: “The Brewhouse, a hub for creative arts in East Staffordshire, usually hosts a vibrant range of professional theatre, comedy, music and workshops, as well as being home to a range of amateur dramatics groups and local community groups.
“I am really pleased that the Brewhouse application to the fund was successful and that it has been awarded this much needed vital funding to help support it through this difficult time”.
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said: “This is more vital funding to protect cultural gems across the country, save jobs and prepare the arts to bounce back. Through Arts Council England we are delivering the biggest ever investment in the arts in record time. Hundreds of millions of pounds are already making their way to thousands of organisations.
“These awards build on our commitment to be here for culture in every part of the country.”
Chair, Arts Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota, said: “Culture is an essential part of life across the country, helping to support people’s wellbeing through creativity and self-expression, bringing communities together, and fuelling our world class creative industries.
“This latest set of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund builds on those announced recently and will help hundreds of organisations to survive the next few months, ensuring that the cultural sector can bounce back after the crisis. We will continue doing everything we can to support artists and cultural and creative organisations, with further funding to be announced in the coming weeks.”