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Response to Culture Recovery Fund announcement

By youngviclondon 12 Oct 2020

The Young Vic is extremely grateful to the Chancellor and HM Treasury, the Culture Secretary and DCMS, Arts Council England and the many people who have worked tirelessly to secure and deliver the grant we will receive as part of the Cultural Recovery Fund, announced today.

It is no understatement that this grant is a lifeline for the Young Vic, enabling us to remain resilient and deliver new ways of making enriching work for and with our community, while we wait for the time when we can open fully to our audiences once again.

The support will enable us to continue championing an inclusive sector, where we shape discourse, nurture new artists and talent, and engage audiences from many different backgrounds and experiences.

The Young Vic is part of an ecosystem of extraordinary theatre-makers who have all been affected by this crisis, many of whom are freelancers, and for whom more must be done. We will play our part in assisting this community of people to remain and thrive in this industry to which they are so vital.

From Young Vic Chair of the Board, Glenn Earle: “The funds announced today represent a vital step in the Young Vic’s recovery and in the renewal of our world-class sector. By investing in art and culture at this critical time, the UK Government has recognised the societal importance and economic contribution of this theatre and the industry as a whole, and for this we are extremely appreciative.

Kwame Kwei-Armah, Artistic Director, Glenn Earle, Chair of the Board & Despina Tsatsas, Executive Director