We welcome the Government’s commitment to invest £1.57 billion in our cultural and heritage sectors. The funding must now be distributed quickly and widely.
Whether the rescue package is enough to safeguard our arts and culture will depend on when performances can restart. It will not be enough to compensate for a loss of the Christmas season.
Our creative workforce is still at risk.
Lockdown and Covid-19 will have major long-term impacts on the arts. The Government should legislate to help cultural organisations rebuild over the months and years ahead.