A funding announcement from Arts Council England has been welcomed by Copeland MP, Trudy Harrison.
The announcement, made on November 3, that two of her constituency arts and culture venues will receive a multi-million-pound funding boost comes as 990 venues, including several in Cumbria, will receive a share of the £446 million fund.
The Cumbria Theatre Trust, which operates Keswick’s Theatre by the Lake, and Rosehill Theatre, in Moresby, have been allocated funding for the next three years through the Government’s Levelling Up for Culture programme and are both part of the Arts Councils’ National Portfolio Organisation.
Cumbria Theatre Trust will receive £615,182 per year and Rosehill Theatre will receive £208,523 per year; both for three years.
Trudy Harrison, MP for Copeland, said: “The funding being delivered by the Conservative Government will pay dividends across Copeland, boosting our local economy, creating jobs in the area, and bringing our communities closer together.
“We are widening access to arts and culture, so that everyone can enjoy the fantastic arts and culture on offer here in our community and the benefits that investment brings.”
The funding has been delivered by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, via Arts Council England, and 990 organisations will receive a share of £446m per year for three years.
Priority has been given for areas, including Copeland, that have been designated a Levelling Up for Culture area, with £130m of the funding earmarked annually for these priority constituencies.