PUBLISHED: 15:10 16 October 2020 | UPDATED: 15:10 16 October 2020
Letchworth Backyard Metropolis Heritage Basis has been awarded £224,228 funding, which will likely be used to reopen a few of its venues that had been pressured to shut throughout lockdown.
In July, most of the Basis’s arts and heritage venues and providers closed their doorways, and have been unable to reopen to this point.
They now plan to make use of this funding to reopen the Backyard Metropolis Assortment and Museum at One Backyard Metropolis, in addition to launch new initiatives and help the event of a programme of exhibitions at Broadway Gallery for 2021.
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Stuart Sapsford, the Basis’s director of communities, tradition and heritage, mentioned: “We’re very grateful to the Arts Council for this funding, which is a vastly essential lifeline for these providers and for our city. 2019 was an unbelievable 12 months for our arts and heritage providers, with programmes and actions working for households, faculties and younger folks, so we had been devastated once we needed to shut them as a consequence of COVID-19.
“The fast precedence is to construct capability to assist us get these providers again up and working and develop sturdy native partnerships to help our thriving arts and cultural neighborhood.”
The funding will help a spread of actions and plans till April 2021, together with the launch of the Letchworth Tradition Challenge.
Additional particulars will likely be introduced within the coming weeks. You’ll be able to hold updated with the most recent bulletins by following the Heritage Basis on Instagram, Twitter and Fb.
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