Art and cultural organisations across Newcastle are set to receive a cash boost of more than £3m in Government funding. This is being issued to assist venues through the difficulties posed by Covid-19- with many seeing a drop in visitors, sales and potential closure.
£257 million will be shared across 1,385 theatres, arts organisations, museums, music venues and performance groups, as part of the wider £1.6 billion Culture Recovery Fund- which marks the biggest one-off investment in UK culture. This will be used to protect jobs, create new opportunities, and help venues prepare for re-opening.
Oliver Dowden, Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport:
This funding is a vital boost for the theatres, music venues, museums and cultural organisations that form the soul of our nation. It will protect these special places, save jobs and help the culture sector’s recovery.
These places and projects are cultural beacons the length and breadth of the country - from the Beamish museum in County Durham to the Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Bristol Old Vic.
This unprecedented investment in the arts is proof this government is here for culture, with further support to come in the days and weeks ahead so that the culture sector can bounce back strongly.
This news comes on top of the Cultural Renewal Taskforce, announced back in May, which includes leading figures in the arts, culture and sport sectors to advise ministers on supporting our cultural institutions as they get back up and running.
The following organisations in Newcastle will be offered a part of this fund:
Alphabetti Theatre £122,000
Amber Film & Photography Collective £172,363
Cobalt TOO CIC £69,000
D6 Culture Ltd £68,077
Dance City £240,000
Generator North East £145,736
Liberdade community development trust £100,831
Mi Viejo Fruta Ltd £67,000
North East Theatre Trust Ltd £429,768
Northern Stage (Theatrical Productions) Ltd £393,559
Pink Lane Jazz Coop Ltd £80,000
Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books £204,000
SQDL t/a Boiler Shop £788,961
The Crack Ltd £75,000
Think Tank £64,000
Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums £387,825
Tyne Theatre and Opera House Limited £210,000