£53m funding for the arts and culture in Wales


Welsh Government is investing £53m to help Wales’ diverse culture sector deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement comes 3 weeks after the UK Government announced investment of £1.57billion into the arts and culture sectors, with £59m released to Wales. The fund will be delivered jointly with the Arts Council of Wales and has a “cultural contract” at its heart to help the sector emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever.
The announcement comes on top of the £18m portfolio package provided in April, which was delivered by the Welsh Government, Arts Council of Wales and Sport Wales.

The Cultural Recovery Fund will help protect organisations, individuals and jobs in the culture industries, including:

Music venues, businesses and individuals
Heritage sites
Local museums, libraries and archive services
Events and festivals
Independent cinemas