CVA receives support from the Cultural Recovery Fund

Chester Visual Arts is delighted and extremely grateful to receive £31,700 from the final round of the Culture Recovery Fund. Hundreds of cultural organisations have received a share of the final £35 million emergency support package from the Culture Recovery Fund, to help overcome the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since August 2020, the Culture Recovery Fund has distributed £1.57 billion to around 5,000 organisations and sites across the country, giving a lifeline to theatres, museums, independent cinemas and many more cherished organisations around the country through the pandemic.

Ian Short, Chairman, said: “The last two years have been challenging for CVA and the cultural sector. I would like to thank Arts Council England and DCMS for providing us with this vital support in helping us towards reopening and returning to activities in Chester, which kicks off with our Radical Times, Radical Change lecture series. This support has illustrated that we are the recognised visual arts organisation in the Cheshire West and Chester region, and is greatly appreciated as we work towards delivering our ambition of establishing a visual arts centre in the city.”

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