More Venues (and a Festival) Receive Share of Government Grant in First Round

In addition to The Leeds Library‘s award from the Cultural Recovery Fund (You can read about it here), more Yorkshire organisations have now received shares of the Fund which the Government has set up to help art and culture organisations survive the conditions brought about by COVID-19.

Brudenell Social Club has received over £220,000 to help them stream live events online.

Other Leeds venues which received a share of the funding include Hyde Park Book Club and East Street Arts.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield, has been awarded £804,000, which will ensure safe re-opening and some premises adaptations. Those who have visited the Park have appreciated the outdoor exhibition of Henry Moore’s bronzes.

Bradford’s Mind the Gap has received £150,000, to help with developing its work as learning-disabled artists and to explore digital technology opportunities.

Mind The Gap’s Zara. Photograph by Chris Payne

Thought Bubble Festival has been awarded £51,000.  The grant will help to secure Thought Bubble’s continuing future, most immediately ensuring they can deliver their digital comic con this November.

Feature photograph by Jazz Jennings.

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