Wiltshire Creative announced today that they will receive £140,522 in the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund.

Around £107 million has been awarded to 925 cultural organisations across the country in the latest round of support from the government.

Comprising of Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International Arts Festival, Wiltshire Creative will use the funding to continue to support the cultural scene in the South West.

Executive Director of Wiltshire Creative Sebastian Warrack said: “This funding is pivotal in our toolkit towards recovery, following a challenging few years.

"We are constantly regularly looking to grow and develop as an organisation and add capacity when finances allow. 

"The [Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport] support in this is vital if we want to continue the work we do – not just for our audiences, but for our wider communities and young people.”

Wiltshire Creative hope to grow their internal staff team by increasing departmental support, investing in local creatives and freelancers, and enhancing the programme of events on offer across Wiltshire Creative’s venues. 

Secretary of State for Culture Nadine Dorries said: “Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.

"Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”

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