Brighton & Hove’s The Old Market has successfully received funding as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF). This help the multi-purpose arts venue to face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and ensure they have a sustainable future.
The Old Market, also known as TOM, is one of 1,385 cultural and creative organisations across the country receiving urgently needed support. £257 million of investment has been announced today as part of the very first round of the CRF grants programme being administered by Arts Council England. Further rounds of funding in the cultural and heritage sector are due to be announced over the coming weeks.
“Theatres, museums, galleries, dance companies and music venues bring joy to people and life to our cities, towns and villages,” said Arts Council England Chair, Sir Nicholas Serota. “This life-changing funding will save thousands of cultural spaces loved by local communities and international audiences. Further funding is still to be announced and we are working hard to support our sector during these challenging times.”
The Old Market is an independent, high quality live theatre and venue in Brighton & Hove. We aim to encourage the presentation and production of performance arts, by handpicking shows. Our specially curated programme focuses on presenting innovative storytelling in theatre, new, challenging and relevant comedians, and pioneering bands and musicians.
“We would like to offer a huge thank you to everyone involved with awarding this grant for The Old Market,” said TOM Director, Loretta Sacco. “With this funding, we can now continue to provide for our local community, the city that we love and for the culture sector as a whole, delivering an innovative and bold programme for audiences, whilst also offering opportunities for artists, performers and freelancers.”