The Place has received a grant of £202,535 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover and reopen. This grant will cover loss of income from remaining closed to the public April to June 2021 as well as supporting dance projects including Rural Touring Artists’ Labs, digital distribution of dance programme, artists residency Choreodrome, Health and Wellbeing initiatives, an Outdoor Dance symposium and online classes.
More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country including The Place in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
Over £800 million in grants and loans has already been awarded to support almost 3,800 cultural organisations dealing with the immediate challenges of the coronavirus pandemic including The Place.
The second round of awards made today will help organisations to look ahead to the spring and summer and plan for reopening and recovery. After months of closures and cancellations to contain the virus and save lives, this funding will be a much-needed helping hand for organisations transitioning back to normal in the months ahead.
Clare Connor, The Place Chief Executive, said:
“These investments will play a transformative role in The Place’s ability to continue to serve its communities of students, artists, participants and audiences meaningfully and with the utmost artistic integrity. We are grateful for the Arts Council England’s ongoing support and the Government’s recognition of the vital role played by cultural organisations in the rebuilding of society. “
The funding awarded today is from a £400 million pot which was held back last year to ensure the Culture Recovery Fund could continue to help organisations in need as the public health picture changed. The funding has been awarded by Arts Council England, as well as Historic England and National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.