Arts and culture organisations in Gloucestershire are receiving £491,586 in Culture Recovery Funding from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and Arts Council England.
In details announced on Saturday 17 October 2020, the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust will receive £146,000, New Brewery Arts will receive £126,973 and Gloucester City Council culture services will receive £100,000, with Stroud Subscription Rooms Trust and School of Larks circus school also receiving grants.
They are among 54 organisations across the south west that have been awarded grants of under £1 million, to help save the region’s independent art galleries, museums, music venues, theatres and performance groups.
The latest funding announcements come in addition to Gloucestershire heritage attractions receiving grants from the Culture Recovery Fund and Gloucestershire arts organisations receiving £4 million in Culture Recovery Fund grants. With the Gloucestershire recipients of grant applications of over £1 million still to be announced.
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.’