A host of British venues, theatres, museums and cultural organizations have been awarded the initial round of grants from Arts Council England as part of the Culture Recovery Fund, including Resident Advisor, Ministry of Sound, Corsica Studios, Village Underground and more.
Round one of the awards consists of 1,385 awards under £1 million have been made, totalling more than £257 million. The overall program aims to give out £500 million of relief support for cultural organisations based in England.
The grants offer financial assistance to any cultural organisation that was stable financially prior to the COVID-19 pandemic but now faces a serious risk of closure. It is specifically aimed at assisting the music venue and live event industry, including record shops, booking agencies and promoters.
According to information directly available on the Arts Council England official website, beneficiaries include Ministry of Sound (£975,468); Paradigm Agency (£967,679); Resident Advisor (£750,000); London’s Corsica Studios (£407,764); Village Underground (£398,000); Bristol’s Motion (£884,796); Birmingham’s Leftfoot (£75,000); Manchester’s Gorilla (£255,500), Partisan Collective (£53,594) and Soup Kitchen (£186,579); and Leeds’ Mint Warehouse (£166,738).
Music festivals, including Manchester Jazz Festival (£64,968) and Hereford’s’ Nozstock Festival (£70,000) were also awarded grants.
“The geographic data we are publishing today is based on the postcodes supplied by applicants in their applications to us. Please note that in some cases this postcode will not align with where the organisation that is benefiting from the investment is based, and in other cases an applicant may have applied for funding that will benefit multiple organisations in various geographic areas.
Once we’ve announced the investment across all the Culture Recovery Fund rounds and programmes we are administering, we plan to publish another dataset which will include more accurate data about where the investment is going. This data will be based on geographic areas of benefit rather than the postcode provided by applicants. ” – Arts Council England
Those organizations that applied for more than £1 million in funding will receive a response in the coming weeks.
A full spreadsheet covering all approved grants below £1 million, including Resident Advisor, Ministry of Sound, Corsica Studios and Village Underground can be downloaded HERE.