We are delighted to announce that Artists Studio Company (ASC) has been awarded GRANT FUNDING from Lambeth Council’s Arts and Culture at Risk Fund. We are hugely grateful to Lambeth Council for their support over this very difficult time. Lambeth Council’s fund is designed to support the borough’s crucially important arts and culture organisations in the face of the coronavirus crisis.
The fund was open to not-for-profit arts and culture organisations, including charities and social enterprises, with a proven track record of providing opportunity to residents experiencing inequality – but whose survival is now at risk due to Covid-19.
Cllr Sonia Winifred, Lambeth’s Cabinet Member for Equalities and Culture, said: “We have worked with our Business Improvement Districts and other community partners to lobby government for better support for arts and cultural organisations facing very difficult times as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.
“These organisations have an incredibly important place in the social fabric of our borough, and to see them unnecessarily go under as a result of the coronavirus would be a massive loss that may take years for recover from. So we have secured some limited funding from Government, and by using the council’s own resources we are now able to open this Arts and Culture at Risk Fund for applications.”
Among those invited to apply for the new grants were not-for-profit workspace providers that support other creative organisations and artists.
This grant has helped ASC provide financial support to our Lambeth based tenants suffering severe financial need as a result of the pandemic.