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Subject: UK Arts industry welcomes £1.57bn govt support package

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/07/20 at 4:08 am

The arts industry has largely welcomed the government's announcement of with a £1.57bn support package. It followed several weeks of lobbying from theatres, music venues, art galleries and other cultural institutions, many of which said they were on the brink of collapse. While the funding has been warmly welcomed, many venues are sounding a note of caution as they await further details on how the money will be allocated and news of when venues will be allowed to re-open. Culture secretary Oliver Dowden said the package is all "new money" and has two broad aims - to preserve "crown jewel" venues like the Royal Albert Hall and national galleries, while also helping local institutions across the UK.

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