More than 1,300 arts organisations across England will receive a share of £257m government money to help them survive the next six months.
Theatres, museums, orchestras and music venues were on Monday finally being told what they will receive from the government’s £1.57bn cultural recovery fund.
The £257m lifeline is for organisations which applied for less than £1m. It will, ministers said, allow performances to restart and enable venues to plan for reopening.
The money is from the Treasury but distributed by Arts Council England. Sir Nicholas Serota, Chair of ACE, said: “Theatres, museums, galleries, dance companies and music venues bring joy to people and life to our cities, towns and villages.