Calderdale arts groups to receive welcome financial boost as part of £400m investment into culture and heritage

Theatre groups and bands in Calderdale are set to receive a share of £400m to help cultural and arts groups survive the Covid pandemic.

Friday, 2nd April 2021, 6:08 am
Brighouse and Rastrick Band

Several local organisations will be handed a welcome financial boost, including the Northern Broadsides Theatre Company, who will be given £130,334, the Black Dyke Band, who will be given £38,040, Bluemoose Books, who will receive £25,000, the Brighouse & Rastrick Band, who will receive £68,600, IOU Ltd, who will receive £56,000 and The Artworks, who will be given £26,000.

More than 2,700 cultural and creative organisations are to receive a share of £400 million as part of a vital financial boost from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund – which has been awarded through Arts Council England, Historic England, National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.

Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair, Arts Council England, said: “Investing in a thriving cultural sector at the heart of communities is a vital part of helping the whole country to recover from the pandemic. These grants will help to re-open theatres, concert halls, and museums and will give artists and companies the opportunity to begin making new work. We are grateful to the Government for this support and for recognising the paramount importance of culture to our sense of belonging and identity as individuals and as a society.”