Something extraordinary just happened.
Against expectations, the government has announced an extensive rescue package for our arts and cultural organisations.
This follows an unprecedented groundswell of public pressure, including 150,000 signatures in support of the Public Campaign for the Arts.
Thanks to the package announced tonight by the government – including £880 million of grants and £270 million of loans in England, plus an extra £97 million, £59 million and £33 million for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland respectively – the cultural sector can begin its journey back to generating £32.3 billion a year for our economy. The arts can help to drive a creative recovery for the UK. And most importantly, they can continue to enrich our communities and all of our lives.
Please see the link below for further info and to read how you can support this initiative.