Basingstoke’s MP has welcomed Arts Council’s Emergency Response Funding Initiative

Announced in March, the Arts Council’s Emergency Response Fund has been designed to help alleviate the immediate pressures faced by artists, creative practitioners, museums, and libraries over the summer - supporting them as they continue to serve their communities during this crisis and affording them the time to stabilise and plan for the future. 

This week the Arts Council announced that £81,907 has been awarded to 3 creative practitioners and 3 organisations in Basingstoke. Local organisations include Fluid Motion Theatre Company, Kala the Arts and Music Beyond Mainstream.

Maria said “While many organisations quickly adapted to support their communities, lost revenue had an immediate and devastating impact on the people and organisations that make up the arts and culture sector across Basingstoke and the UK.  Thanks to the Government and the National Lottery, Arts Council have been able to provide a £160 million package of Emergency Response Funds to help those individuals and organisations most affected survive the summer months.  

I welcome this additional support for our local organisations which do so much for our local community.”

For further information on the Emergency Response Fund and each grant please click here.