Just 3 days after announcing that this year’s Brighton Festival would go ahead, the organisation has received over £ 470,000 from the Government’s latest allocation of its Cultural Recovery Fund to help arts organisations re-open after the current lockdown ends .
Some £ 296,000 will go to support the festival activities to bring audiences back during May, when the Dome Concert Hall will also re-open. A further £ 174,000 goes to the region’s largest music education service , which teaches thousands of schoolchildren and young people via Brighton and Hove Music and Arts and East Sussex Music Teachers to resume tuition in person with students.
Andrew Comben, Chief Executive of Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival said: “ we are enormously proud to be in a city that believes in the value of the arts, both economically and socially and to have such loyal audiences who we know want the arts to thrive and survive beyond the pandemic”.
Other allocations announced today include: more than £ 264,000 for Brighton Pride, more than £ 143,000 for Brighton Fringe , £ 123,000 for Komedia , and £ 35,000 for Brighton Marina Studios.,