Leeds-based arts charity East Street Arts has received £118,421 in the latest round of funding through the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund Grants.
The grants programme is part of a £1,57 billion package aimed at protecting the UK’s culture and heritage sectors from the economic impacts of Covid-19.
East Street Arts will use the money to cover the “ongoing losses” being incurred by the Arts Hostel and Convention House as well as losses on permanent and temporary properties used as artist studios.
The charity is working towards making opening its permanent Arts Hostel on Mabgate later this year. The hostel was originally set up as a temporary pop-up in Kirkgate in 2016 as a place for artists from across the world to come and stay.
The Convention House is a designated arts and technology hub which has remained under-utilised due to the Covid-19 lockdown.
This latest funding will also help the…