Strada Music in East Yorkshire has received a grant from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund to help the organisation recover during this crisis.
Strada Music works with musicians and singers from all over the British Isles and around the world and takes them to theatres, art centres, festivals, clubs and community venues throughout this country and beyond.
The COVID pandemic has literally meant the company has lost all its work since March 2020 with events and festivals cancelled. Even though there have been no live shows representatives from the company have been working hard. They have been re-scheduling performances, often up to 4 times, with no income.
Chris Wade of Strada Music said;
“We are massively grateful to the Cultural Recovery Fund for its support which has arrived just in time to help us get back on our feet.”
“It is a lifesaver, and we now look forward with new energy to focus on getting our artists back on the road, into the venues, and to the audiences that have so much missed hearing live music.”
Strada Music furloughed their staff. While those remaining try and ensure a future for the company. This grant will save this music company in these very difficult times. It will also enable it to provide artists they work with a chance to continue their careers. Careers they say have been decimated by the pandemic.
Strada Music One Of Many Venues To Receive Government Support
Over £800 million in grants and loans has already been awarded to those facing challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. This money helped to support almost 3,800 cinemas, performance venues, museums, heritage sites and cultural organisations.
Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said;
“Our record-breaking Culture Recovery Fund has already helped thousands of culture and heritage organisations across the country survive the biggest crisis they’ve ever faced.”
“Now we’re staying by their side as they prepare to welcome the public back through their doors – helping our cultural gems plan for reopening and thrive in the better times ahead.”