Site Gallery receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund.
Site Gallery has been awarded £112,000 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF) to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary has announced today.
Site Gallery is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. £257 million of investment has been announced today as part of the very first round of the Culture Recovery Fund grants programme being administered by Arts Council England. Further rounds of funding in the cultural and heritage sector are due to be announced over the coming weeks.
Site Gallery, Sheffield is one of Yorkshire’s leading contemporary art venues. It attracts over 60,000 visits each year to a programme of exhibitions and events with a focus on new media, digital and performance. Whilst closed for over 6 months, the gallery launched an online programme of events and screenings under the banner WEB/SITE. And it partially re-opened its city centre building to the public in September. This funding will put the business on a much firmer financial footing enabling us to expand our creative activity online as well as ensuring our building, future events and exhibitions are fully accessible and Covid-secure.
Judith Harry, Executive Director, Site Gallery, said:
“We are enormously grateful to the UK Government for this support which will enable Site to bounce back from the devastating impact of Coronavirus. We can now prepare with confidence, to welcome people back to the gallery, to participate in events and activities in person, and in these uncertain times, we can expand our online programme WEB/SITE to ensure those unable to visit are still able to engage.”
Read the full press release here.