Over £134,000 of Arts Council funding has been awarded to organisations and individuals in the Lewes Constituency.
Six National Lottery Project Grants (NLPG) were awarded amounting to a total of £79,329. In December 2020 six Developing Your Creative Practice (DYCP) grants were awarded totalling £54,952.
The Arts Council reopened the NLPG programme in July 2020 with a budget of £77.9m until April 2021. The fund seeks to help fund smaller cultural organisations and individual creative practitioners and freelancers to develop new work and projects following the impacts of the pandemic.
Across this round of DYCP funding a total of £7.2m was awarded to 824 cultural and creative practitioners across England to help them in their creative development. The next round is currently open to applications,
In East Sussex a total of 24 NLPG grants (£398435) and 21 DYCP grants (£185335) have been made.
Maria Caulfield MP said “The arts and creative industries have really suffered during the global pandemic, with much of what they do greatly restricted. I am pleased to read that organisations and individuals working in the arts and creative sectors in Lewes have received support from Arts Council funding.”
“I would encourage any constituents from these sectors who haven’t already applied for funding to look into applying.”
NLPG grants are made on a rolling basis and can be applied for at artscouncil.org.uk/projectgrants.
Application for the next round of DYCP funding is open with awards to be announced in April 2021. Application can be made at artscouncil.org.uk/DYCP.