Artlink Hull to receive £67,213 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Artlink is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund.

This award will allow the continuation of delivery to under-represented people to improve prospects and deliver positive social impacts

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Artlink in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.

Artlink has been awarded a grant of £67,213 which will be channelled into setting up new arts activities for community groups and preparing for the future of the organisation.

The third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead.

Artlink Hull works with artists and community groups to get people involved in creative activities, aiming to make more opportunities for people to join in, and to support individuals to build new skills, increase confidence and make social connections.

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said:

“Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.

“Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”

Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains.

Chris Twigg, CEO and Director of Artlink Hull said:

“We thank Arts Council England and DCMS for making the Culture Recovery Fund available. It supported our organisation during the toughest times of the pandemic and helped us to adapt to the post-pandemic world. We’ve been able to keep serving our communities throughout it all – it really made a difference.”

Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:

“This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives”.