Arts Council England unlocks crisis cash – from today

Arts Council England unlocks crisis cash – from today


norman lebrecht

August 10, 2020

Here’s the notice that went out this morning:

Today the application portal opened for Government’s £500 million Culture Recovery Fund: Grants. This fund is for cultural organisations affected by the Covid-19 crisis. If you’re at risk of no longer trading viably by the end of this financial year, then we could help you.

Round one is open from now, until 12pm (midday) Friday 21 August. Round two is open from Friday 21 August, until 12 (midday) Friday 4 September. 

Apply here.


  • Definite says:

    Good intentions. But in 2? 4? 10!? years when breadlines are everywhere and the arts are nowhere, this will no more be remembered or have made an impact than the first futile squirts from a lone fire engine surrounded by a forest fire in the hills of California.

    Prepare as best you can.

  • Dave says:

    What happens when the cash dries up (which it will)?

    • John says:

      To put this bluntly, you are getting handouts, stop complaining. Many fields are in the same dire shape and do not get the government grants.