I welcome the fantastic news that £478,000 has been allocated to arts groups in Stoke-on-Trent Central as part of funding from the Government's Culture Recovery Fund.
This funding will help allow performances to restart, venues to plan for reopening and help protect jobs and create opportunities for freelancers.
In Stoke-on-Trent Central, local organisations and groups have been awarded:
B-Arts - £80,000
Mitchell Memorial Arts Group - £78,000
The Clay Foundation - £80,000
The Sugarmill - £240,000