Covid-19: Emergency funding for Salisbury arts organisations

Covid-19: Emergency funding for Salisbury arts organisations

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 6:30am 20th June 2020. (Updated at 3:20pm 23rd June 2020)

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Winterslow's Roche Court Educational Trust and the Salisbury Museum have been awarded cash from the Arts Council England.

The two groups will get a share of the £8.5 million that's being given out to more than 1,100 groups and individuals across the South West, as part of a Covid-19 emergency response package. 

That's been supported by the Government and the National Lottery.

The money's aimed at helping to 'alleviate the immediate pressures faced by artists, creative practitioners, arts organisations, museums, and libraries' and make sure they're still able to work in their communities now and in the future.

The grants given out include: 

  • £33,426 for the Roche Court Educational Trust in Winterslow for the digital innovation project and nationwide ARTiculation programme
  • £29,295 for the Salisbury Museum

Phil Gibby, Area Director, Arts Council England, South West, said:

"We're proud to have turned this emergency funding programme around in such a short space of time, with the help from our partners in Government and from our team members working in their home offices. Arts Council has been able to award these grants at a critical time, to so many brilliant artists, creative practitioners and cultural organisations who suddenly found themselves in a difficult position due to Covid-19.

"The creative and cultural sector helps to generate the local economy, provides jobs, improves people's wellbeing and helps us to make sense of the world. And like so many other sectors, it has never faced a challenge of this scale which is why we are pleased to make this funding announcement today, in the knowledge that this funding will not just keep the lights on but will also connect many people at this challenging time."

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