Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has today announced the cultural projects in the borough that are set to benefit from this round of grants from Greater Manchester’s Culture Fund.
This year’s funds are the first to be awarded in the scheme that was adopted by GMCA last year following consultation with local authority leaders.
The new approach to cultural funding in the region was adopted in an attempt to recognise the challenging economic landscape and the unique obstacles this can create for freelancers and organisations.
The Lowry, Salford, one of the successful bidders, tweeted: “We are hugely grateful to @GM_Culture for their continued support of Quays Culture – bringing free, high quality outdoor culture to Salford!”
Beneficiaries of the fund are wide-ranging and include music studios, festivals, museums and theatres.
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester, said to the GMCA: “Culture and creativity are major economic assets for our city-region, attracting visitors from across the country and around the globe.
“While we celebrate that world-famous heritage, we also need to champion innovation and support new talents to break through and make their mark.”
The funding is set to be delivered over the next three years to those applicants that were successful in their bids which were placed late last year.
The full list of organisation that have had bids accepted in this round of funding is available here.