Sage Gateshead gains funding help

The Brass in Concert venue receives £1.8 million "vital funding" from the Culture Recovery Fund.

  The iconic arts venue has received a vital boost according to Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.

It has been announced that Sage Gateshead, home to the Brass in Concert Championships and proposed host venue for a future European Championship festival will receive £1.8 million of Culture Recovery Fund award money.

Minimum and maximum

It comes as the part of a £75 million third tier announcement of funding awards by Arts Council England to 35 organisations — each receiving a minimum of £1 million and up to a maximum of £3 million.

In June Sage Gateshead launched its own 'Crisis, Recovery and Renaissance' funding campaign to help raise £3 million to secure its future.

Other headline awards were given to The Old Vic Theatre, Shakespeare's Globe and Rambert Ballet, whilst there were also awards made amongst others to Performances Birmingham Ltd, Leeds Grand Theatre and Opera House and the Black Country Living Museum Trust.

The Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden was reported as stating that the "vital funding" would secure the recipients' futures and "protect jobs right away"4BR

Vital funding

The Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden was reported as stating that the "vital funding" would secure the recipients' futures and "protect jobs right away".

The awards have been broadly welcomed by the arts sector, the individual venues and organisations.

More than £500m has now been allocated from the Culture Recovery Fund to almost 2,500 cultural organisations and venues.

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