Posted: 02.04.21 at 10:30 by Joseph Macey
Hall for Cornwall has been awarded a grant of £100,000 from the latest round of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund as it plans for its reopening later this year.
More than £300 million has been awarded to some 2,700 cultural organisations across the country in the second round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
Hall for Cornwall, which has been undergoing a multi-million-pound transformation over the last three years, will use the award to re-engage with audiences across Cornwall and for stage programme and technical preparations as it plans for its reopening later this year.
Over £800 million in grants and loans has already been awarded to support almost 3,800 cinemas, performance venues, museums, heritage sites and other cultural organisations dealing with the immediate challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
The second round of awards made today will help organisations to look ahead to reopening and recovery as they transition back to normal in the months ahead.
Local Member of Parliament Cherilyn Mackrory said:
“This is fantastic news for our Hall for Cornwall and I am pleased to have continued to work hard with the excellent HFC team and with the Government to highlight the support needed for this amazing venue to be able to reopen on time as planned later this year following its impressive refurbishment.”
“This additional £100,000 from the Government from the Culture Recovery Fund is very welcome and will be of crucial assistance in achieving this goal and I look forward to seeing this premier arts and culture venue not just for Truro but for Cornwall, reopening soon.”
Julien Boast, Hall for Cornwall’s Chief Executive and Creative Director, added:
“Like thousands of venues across the country we can’t wait to reopen and in our case it will be the first opportunity for people to see the amazing transformation we have undergone over the last three years. This money will help us reconnect with audiences across Cornwall and prepare for our exciting inaugural season later this year. We are grateful to the Cultural Recovery Find and Arts Council England for their continued and invaluable support.”