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Warwick Arts Centre receives £1.9m Capital Kickstart grant from Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

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Warwick Arts Centre has been awarded a £1.9m Capital Kickstart grant as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund enabling the organisation to push forward with the completion of the renovation of the arts centre despite the financial challenge caused by the Covid-19 crisis.

Our Director Doreen Foster, said:
“As we look forward to our home city’s time as the UK’s City of Culture, I’m delighted to welcome the support of the Art’s Council’s Cultural Capital Kickstart Fund to Warwick Arts Centre. Their generous support will enable us to complete the redevelopment and renovation of our arts centre by improving our digital capabilities as well as the development of our new café and restaurant, which will create new jobs for our region and create a vibrant dining and meeting place for all. The support we have received from Arts Council England demonstrates its commitment to Warwick Arts Centre and our place in the cultural life of Coventry and our region. I wish to thank them, and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, for all they have done to ensure we have so much to look forward to in 2021 and I cannot wait to welcome back our audiences and visitors to enjoy and experience all that we have to offer.”

Warwick Arts Centre is one of 74 organisations receiving grants totalling £58.9 million. The Capital Kickstart grants programme helps organisations cover costs added to capital projects such as building works, refurbishments, and large-scale equipment purchases by pandemic-related delays or fundraising shortfalls.

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