In the latest round of the government’s Culture Recovery Fund, funding of £ 78,000 was granted to organizations in Newark and Sherwood.
They are among 2,700 national cultural and creative organizations receiving a £ 400 million share to help recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
The Newark and Sherwood District Council received £ 47,500 for its heritage and cultural services, including the Newark Palace Theater, the National Civil War Center – Newark Museum, and Newark Castle and Gardens.
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The money will enable the reopening and development of the cultural program, including increasing the use of Newark Castle gardens and creating opportunities for local artists and art practitioners.
In addition, the National Holocaust Center and Museum in Laxton will receive £ 30,400.
The museum provides opportunities for people to explore the history and effects of the Holocaust. In addition to two permanent exhibitions, there is a memorial garden – the Holocaust exhibition, which is suitable for secondary school students and adults, and The Journey, a text-free and tactile exhibition specially designed for younger children.
Newark Palace Theater
With this funding, the center can safely be reopened
Secretary of State for Culture Oliver Dowden said, “Our record breaking Fund for the Restoration of Culture has helped thousands of cultural and heritage organizations across the country weather the biggest crisis they have ever faced.
“Now we stay by their side as they prepare to see the public through their doors again. This helps our cultural gems plan to reopen and thrive in better times.”
Other organizations to be funded in Nottinghamshire include Nottingham Motorpoint Arena (£ 1m), Creswell Crags (£ 279,766), Mansfield Museum and Mansfield Palace Theater (£ 60,080), Nottingham Playhouse (£ 319,238) as well as the Nottingham Theater Royal and the Royal Concert Hall (£ 425,000).
Today’s announcement brings the total government investment in grants, capital and repayable finance from the Culture Recovery Fund to over £ 1.2 billion in over 5,000 individual cultural organizations and locations.
The second round of awards, awarded today, will help organizations look to spring and summer and plan for reopening and recreation.