The vibrant and diverse arts and cultural sector in Southampton makes our city so unique and a such a great place to live. Sadly, a lot of the cultural sector has been hit hard over the last 18 months with restrictions effecting creative events, the arts and venues which would normally be welcoming many visitors.

As restrictions lift and our arts and creative industries can open once more, I’m delighted that the Arts Council is supporting and investing in organisations and individuals across the city through the Government’s Cultural Recovery Fund.

The Arts Council has invested £28,250 in the Southampton Itchen constituency through two projects between January and July. More funding and investment like this will be invaluable for many venues and organisations.