At Cause UK, we are proud to be an infrastructure support agency for the Arts.
After the pandemic, we were also very grateful to be recipients of the Culture Recovery Fund.
Today, the Department for Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) publish an evaluation of this fund.
Culture creates jobs, supports livelihoods, and brings joy to everyone. The UK leads the world in the creative industries and we can all feel pride in that.
Some of the brilliant cultural organisations we support include major book festivals, including Ilkley Literature Festival and CrimeFest, the artist collective North Yorkshire Open Studios, and the ground breaking Paradox Orchestra in Leeds.
We are special advisors to the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra, which we helped re-launch after the pandemic.
What’s more, Cause UK has hosted many of our own cultural events over the years, from theatre, art exhibitions and classical concerts, commissioning new works from writers, artists and composers.
Some of the big names we’ve worked with in live arts events include Miriam Margolyes, Ken Loach, Freddie Fox, Steve Backshall, Chris Packham, and Brian Blessed. And we always align to a good cause when we can.
The Culture Recovery Fund certainly helped us to weather the storm of coronavirus and come back stronger. And we are #HereForCulture too.
#HereForCulture is a movement that unites the public, government, and cultural organisations in support of our fantastic cinemas, theatres, music venues, museums, galleries and heritage.
By being #HereForCulture, we aren’t just supporting the people in the industry, we’re also supporting communities across the country.