Scottish government announces £2.2 million of support for small venues

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The Scottish government has announced a £2.2 million cash
injection to help the country’s small venues through the coronavirus pandemic.

It follows
the UK government announcing an unprecedented £1.57 billion in
grants to support the arts sector
.

The country’s Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced the
news during the First Minister’s daily briefing yesterday (July
11), revealing that the Music Venue Trust had worked with the
government to secure the funding, and that it will be used to
“quickly provide” stability to small venues as they remain
closed over the coming months,” as theSunday
Post
reports.

It comes along with a wider £38 million grant to the “most
promising†early-stage businesses in the country.

Hyslop said: “We need to find ways to support our most
innovative sectors because their access to finance has been
severely restricted. We need to promote growth in areas like life
sciences, digital technologies and space.â€

Scottish government announces £2.2 million of support for
small venues, Shop Ticket SnatchersThe crowd at a Kurupt FM
gig in 2018 CREDIT: Ollie Millington/Redferns


The UK government’s recent £1.5 billion injection into the
arts
came after
over 500 UK music venues signed an open letter calling for funding
in order for them to be able to “hibernate†until October,
until it is safe for them to reopen
.

Earlier this month, the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign launched,
with more
than 1,500 artists and industry figures coming together to call on
the government to stop “catastrophic damage†to live
music.

Music industry figures warned this week that
artists, musicians and crew remain in crisis
, and may not be
supported by the new government cash.

“As many as 38% of artists have fallen through the gaps
between income support schemes and have received nothing for almost
four months. Those that have had support will soon see that
lifeline come to an end,†said David Martin, General Manager of
the Featured Artists Coalition – a nonprofit organisation who
campaign and lobby for artists and musicians.

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The Scottish government has announced a £2.2 million cash
injection to help the country’s small venues through the coronavirus pandemic.
Read more:
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campaign: “We need you all to come together”
It follows
the UK government announcing an unprecedented £1.57 billion in
grants to support the arts sector.
The country’s Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop announced the
news during the First Minister’s daily briefing yesterday (July
11), revealing that the Music Venue Trust had worked with the
government to secure the funding, and that it will be used to
“quickly provide” stability to small venues as they remain
closed over the coming months,” as theSunday
Post reports.
It comes along with a wider £38 million grant to the “most
promising†early-stage businesses in the country.
Hyslop said: “We need to find ways to support our most
innovative sectors because their access to finance has been
severely restricted. We need to promote growth in areas like life
sciences, digital technologies and space.â€
The crowd at a Kurupt FM
gig in 2018 CREDIT: Ollie Millington/Redferns

The UK government’s recent £1.5 billion injection into the
arts came after
over 500 UK music venues signed an open letter calling for funding
in order for them to be able to “hibernate†until October,
until it is safe for them to reopen.
Earlier this month, the #LetTheMusicPlay campaign launched,
with more
than 1,500 artists and industry figures coming together to call on
the government to stop “catastrophic damage†to live
music.

Music industry figures warned this week that
artists, musicians and crew remain in crisis, and may not be
supported by the new government cash.
“As many as 38% of artists have fallen through the gaps
between income support schemes and have received nothing for almost
four months. Those that have had support will soon see that
lifeline come to an end,†said David Martin, General Manager of
the Featured Artists Coalition – a nonprofit organisation who
campaign and lobby for artists and musicians.
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Scottish government announces £2.2 million of support for small
venues appeared first on NME
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