Stoke on Trent based Valcato Entertainment to receive £26,500 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund
- Valcato Entertainment is among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund
- This award will allow continued investment into Burslem based Valcato Studios, will bolster existing Local Outreach Programmes and will safeguard ongoing work for local creatives, performers and filmmakers throughout the Winter.
More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including Valcato Entertainment in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today. The third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead.
Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said:
“Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.
“Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”
Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains.
Jay Everall, Managing Director, Valcato Entertainment said:
“The Culture Recovery Fund has been a vital lifeline to our business and to our team of creatives over the past 12 months. Continued investment has allowed our team to continue doing what they love, and our business to continue to supply award-winning entertainment solutions to venues across the UK; from theatres and music halls to festivals and holiday resorts. We’ll be doubling down on our commitment to our local area with a fresh investment into our Burslem production studios and our ongoing Local Outreach Programme which allows local creatives; from performance groups to filmmakers to use our industry-leading facilities for their next production.”
Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:
“This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives”.