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Welsh Government announces £53m to support the arts

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The Welsh Government has announced it is investing £53m to help Wales’ culture sector deal with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The fund will be delivered jointly with the Arts Council of Wales and has a “cultural contract” at its heart to help the sector emerge from the pandemic stronger than ever, through supporting initiatives with a targeted social purpose.

The fund is intended to provide essential support to theatres, galleries, music venues, heritage sites, museums, events, festivals, and independent cinemas who have all seen a dramatic loss of revenue due to the pandemic. Funding will support both organisations and individuals in the sector.

The recent announcement comes on top of the £18m portfolio package provided in April, which was delivered by the Welsh Government, Arts Council of Wales and Sport Wales.

The scheme is aiming to open for applications in mid‑August, with decisions made in mid‑October.

For more information please read the full press release.

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