City Academy has been awarded £450,000 from the third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
- City Academy is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund
- This award will help to accelerate our post pandemic return to a full programme of courses, shows and other activities, including strengthening our online range of courses.
More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including City Academy in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
City Academy based in London has been awarded a grant of £450,000 in order to:
- Provide over 1300 courses and workshops both in studio and online from now to the end of March 2022
- Support our return to on stage shows featuring theatre and dance companies, choirs, Musical Theatre and comedy shows - over 20 in this upcoming festive period
- Develop a world class library of online courses
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.
Susan Young Co-Managing Director, said:
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support that this grant will provide to City Academy. Our motivation is sky high and with renewed energy we will use this grant to create a myriad of opportunities for people to engage in creative pursuits, and building rich and diverse communities at arts venues the length and breadth of London.”
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”.
Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high quality cultural experiences. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision www.artscouncil.org.uk
Following the Covid-19 crisis, the Arts Council developed a £160 million Emergency Response Package, with nearly 90% coming from the National Lottery, for organisations and individuals needing support. We are also one of the bodies administering the Government’s unprecedented Culture Recovery Funds. Find out more at www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19