The iconic nightclub received £1.5m from the Culture Recovery Fund.
Arts Council England has been giving economic aid in rounds to help ‘British cultural icons’ since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is the 4th round and constitutes £75M of funding which will be distributed between 35 cultural organizations.
Grants in this installment mean £1.5M for Fabric; BH Live, in Bournemouth, which was given £2.4M; North Music Trust which runs Sage Gateshead received £1.8M; Performances Birmingham Ltd got £2.5M; and the ACC Liverpool Group was allocated £2.9M.
However, one of London’s most significant nightclubs, Printworks, has gone unattended, which has led to the following press release:
“Last week’s Culture Recovery Fund delivered a much-needed lifeline to the world-leading Arts & Culture industry here in the UK, with over £330M of grants handed out by Arts Council England.
However as many of you are aware, Printworks’ application for the recent round of the CRF which also included other Broadwick Live venues (including The Drumsheds London, Exhibition London, and Depot Mayfield in Manchester) was unsuccessful.
We pride ourselves on being a brand that upholds the importance of music and culture in the lives of so many. For the past 4 years, Printworks has provided a platform for countless artists, both established and emerging, bringing unforgettable experiences to the thousands of music fans we have had the pleasure of inviting through our doors”.