Sir Edward has written to Arts Council England calling on them to support an application by Trinity Arts Centre for funding from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund.
Announced in July, the Culture Recovery Fund will see Britain’s globally renowned arts, culture and heritage industries receive a total of £1.57 billion to help them weather coronavirus and come back stronger, protecting jobs and safeguarding a much cherished sector for future generations.
Following a dialogue between Sir Edward and the team at Trinity Arts Centre, an application has been made for funding to provide financial support over the next financial year, enabling it to bounce back and recover after having to close its doors due to coronavirus. Commenting, Sir Edward said:
“Trinity Arts Centre is central to the cultural life of Gainsborough and has been cherished and enjoyed by our community for many years.
“I know this year has been difficult for everyone due to the coronavirus, but we can’t let fantastic venues like this close and be lost to future generations, which is why I’ve written to Arts Council England asking them to look favourably on this application for support.”
Commenting, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said:
“Our arts and culture are the soul of our nation. They make our country great and are the lynchpin of our world-beating and fast growing creative industries.
“I understand the grave challenges the arts face and we must protect and preserve all we can for future generations. Today we are announcing a huge support package of immediate funding to tackle the funding crisis they face. I said we would not let the arts down, and this massive investment shows our level of commitment.”