We are delighted to have received an award of £161,000 from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help us recover and reopen.
Throughout the past 12 months, we adapted to the extraordinary circumstances and were able to continue offering a captivating exhibition programme, as well as supporting artists and the creative sector. We discovered meaningful ways to respond to the changing situation and were inspired to explore new ways of reaching audiences: by post, online, safely in the gallery when we were able to open, and to trial new ideas such as the outside café at Newlyn Art Gallery, or by inviting people to participate remotely in art workshops and classes.
This investment through the Culture Recovery Fund will help us build on those new ideas and allow us to offer more to the community.
James Green, Director of Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange, said:
This funding is genuinely transformational for the gallery. Not only will it strengthen our position after a challenging year, protecting jobs and our ability to continue to deliver important work in our communities, but it also helps us plan for future growth. It’s exactly the investment we needed, when we most needed it, and reflects the value that the government and Arts Council England place on our work here in Cornwall.
The awards will help us and other organisations to look ahead to the spring and summer and plan for reopening and recovery. After months of closure, this funding will be a much-needed helping hand as we transition back to normal in the months ahead.
More than £300 million has been awarded to thousands of cultural organisations across the country including Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund.