60 cultural venues are set to receive a share of £58.8 million funding. Those set to receive money from the Cultural Investment Fund include museums, cultural venues and public libraries.
The aim is to improve people’s access to the arts, support local economic growth through culture and safeguard vital local collections for future generations.
The money will be used to transform, upgrade and create arts venues.
Bradford, which is UK City of Culture 2025, is set to receive £4.9 million to redevelop the intercultural arts centre Kala Sangam and other cultural assets, to establish a network of local arts hubs and support the successful delivery of its year as the culture capital and beyond.
Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer said: “This investment will help to level up access to arts and culture for everyone, no matter where they live.
“Culture helps us create lifelong memories with our families and friends, provides entertainment and joy, and allows us to explore the world around us in new and exciting ways. It can also boost tourism, support local business and drive local economic growth.
“This funding will support brilliant arts organisations to upgrade their venues and create new projects that will be at the heart of their communities.”
(Image: Kala Sangam)