£4.1 million funding boost for Glasgow arts groups and venues

The Pavilion has received funding. The Pavilion has received funding.
The Pavilion has received funding.
Cultural groups and arts venues around Glasgow have been given a boost after £4.1 million was awarded by Creative Scotland.

Ninety one organisations and venues are benefiting from the funds, including Citizens Theatre, Pavilion Theatre and Tron Theatre.

The emergency Covid-19 funds from Scottish Government through Creative Scotland are part of £17 million package distributed to 331 organisations and venues across Scotland.

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Why: The second round of the Culture Organisations and Venues Recovery Fund (COVR) is designed to help prevent insolvency and/or significant job losses due to the impact of Covid-19, and the Performing Arts Venues Relief Fund (PAVR) is helping venues to remain solvent, return staff from furlough, and enable new artistic commissions from freelance artists.

Sector starts to recover: Speaking about the funding, culture minister Jenny Gilruth said: “I am delighted that this vital funding is reaching the culture sector, which has endured some of the most challenging restrictions over the past 18 months. It’s exciting that the sector can now plan for full reopening. The move beyond level 0 will allow the sector to reopen fully, but I know that it will take some time to rebuild. This funding will play a key role in stabilising many venues and businesses as the sector begins to recover.”

More funding: The Scottish Government has provided almost £175million of emergency support to the culture, heritage and events sector since the start of the pandemic.

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