ZEYA Legacy

TE Youth Academy to receive support from the third round of the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.

More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.
TE Youth Academy is based in Birmingham and this funding will support the organisation to continue the pioneering work at Legacy Centre of Excellence as a champion of diversity, Inclusion and equity in the arts.
The third round of funding will support organisations from all comers of the sector as they deal with ongoing reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead.

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said:
“Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from
“Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”

Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains.

“We are very grateful for the continued support of the Arts Council of England, which has been crucial to our organisational development and resilience.
As community-focused social enterprise, managing a massive project, navigating the challenges of the last 18 months has not always been easy.
We can now continue our work and do what we do best, which is, to support the development of the arts and cultural sector at the grassroots, support Black and ethnic minority artists and creative entrepreneurs, Improve our local/national cultural ecology and improve equality, diversity and inclusion in the arts/cultural/business sectors.”

Keith Shayaam-Smith, CEO Legacy Centre of Excellence.

Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:
“This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives
Notes to Editors

Arts Council England is the national development agency for creativity and culture. We have set out our strategic vision in Let’s Create that by 2030 we want England to be a country in which the creativity of each of us is valued and given the chance to flourish and where everyone of us has access to a remarkable range of high-quality cultural experiences. We invest public money from Government and The National Lottery to help support the sector and to deliver this vision, www.arts.council on UK

Following the Covid-19 crisis, the Arts Council developed a £160 million Emergency Response Package, with nearly 90% coming from the National Lottery, for organisations and individuals needing support. We are also one of the bodies administering the Government’s unprecedented Culture Recovery Funds. Find out more at www.artscouncil.org.uk/covid19