Garfield Weston’s £25m arts rescue
A £25m one-off one-month fund to help larger museums, performing and visual arts organisations hit by the Covid-19 pandemic has been announced by the Garfield Weston fund on Foundation.
The fund, opening on October 5 and closing on November 9, is open to arts organisations, galleries and museums with an annual income of at least £500,000 a year, with grants worth from £100,000 to £2m.
“The UK’s performing and visual arts are among the best on the world but they have been hard hit by the pandemic” said the foundation’s director, Philippa Charles (pictured). “It became very clear to our trustees that while we have seen some incredibly, creative responses to Covid-19 many cultural organisations need support to restart their important work and bring audiences back.