Pyramid receives a large grant from the Culture Recovery Fund

Pyramid receives a large grant from the Culture Recovery Fund

Pyramid has been awarded £67,867 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund.

The funding will help to make sure Pyramid is able to continue to operate and support its members.

We will further develop our online offer, ensuring equality of access to those whose health vulnerabilities require them to stay at home, as well as reopening our studio in a safe and secure way for members who are returning.  This grant will make sure Pyramid can provide continued employment opportunities for the brilliant team of freelance artists who deliver our programme of work.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said:

“This funding is a vital boost for the theatres, music venues, museums and cultural organisations that form the soul of our nation. It will protect these special places, save jobs and help the culture sector’s recovery.

“These places and projects are cultural beacons the length and breadth of the country. This unprecedented investment in the arts is proof this government is here for culture, with further support to come in the days and weeks ahead so that the culture sector can bounce back strongly.”

Chair, Arts Council England, Sir Nicholas Serota, said:

“Theatres, museums, galleries, dance companies and music venues bring joy to people and life to our cities, towns and villages. This life-changing funding will save thousands of cultural spaces loved by local communities and international audiences. Further funding is still to be announced and we are working hard to support our sector during these challenging times.”

James Hill, Director of Pyramid, said:

“This support will allow us to stay connected with a group of talented artists who are a huge resource to the city of Leeds, but who are also amongst the most at risk of ill health and social isolation in this current situation. Using this money the artists at Pyramid with and without learning disabilities will come together to create new ways to stay in touch, work together, develop skills and most importantly, to continue to make great art for a wide public.”

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