Culture city Coventry gets £5m from Lottery
The Arts Council is giving £5m to Coventry for its year as UK City of Culture in 2021.
“Coventry has a long tradition as a centre of creativity” said ACE chief executive Darren Henley. “People here are famous the world over for making things - and for making things happen. This new £5million investment from the National Lottery means the team behind Coventry’s winning UK City of Culture bid can now turn their creative dreams into reality.”
He also announced a grant of £376,353 for Coventry’s Herbert Art Gallery and Museum to make it more energy efficient and environmentally friendly, reducing the building’s carbon footprint by 22%, in preparation for 2021.
“UK City of Culture in 2021 is a chance to celebrate and highlight Coventry’s youth and diversity but to also bring long-term cultural, social and economic benefits to the city” said Martin Sutherland, CEO of Coventry City of Culture Trust . “This scale of backing and funding from Arts Council England will be a major contribution to realising that ambition.”