More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country including Lakeside in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
In addition to supporting regional artists, this crucial investment will enable Lakeside to deliver a mix of digital and in-person events through April, May and June. This includes an immersive, interactive soft-robotic installation for children and families; outdoor dance, theatre and digital commissions; the phased reopening of Lakeside’s Djanogly Gallery, Wallner and Weston Galleries, and the University of Nottingham Museum; as well as online performances and talks.
Lakeside's Director, Shona Powell said:
We're hugely grateful for this funding which helps Lakeside in three ways: it enables us to continue to support regional artists with digital capture; it underpins delivery of our new business plan; and it welcomes audiences and visitors back to live events, exhibitions and to make great use of our beautiful parkland this summer."
The funding awarded today is from a £400 million pot which was held back last year to ensure the Culture Recovery Fund could continue to help organisations in need as the public health picture changed. The funding has been awarded by Arts Council England, as well as Historic England and National Lottery Heritage Fund and the British Film Institute.
Everyone at Lakeside is very much looking forward to welcoming back members of the public once the necessary Government restrictions have been lifted. More information on the events this funding will enable will be released over the coming weeks.