Edinburgh Arts and Culture to recieve funding and support, ahead of the 2022 festival season

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Edinburgh's 'Culture Sector' hopes to maintain support and funding for 2022 events, in coming months.

Edinburgh City, famous for its Arts and Culture, has had to lie low throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic. 

However, as Coronavirus restrictions across the UK are easing, including Scottish rules to entertainment and hospitality business, 2022 looks promising. 

The culture sector of Edinburgh expects funding and support to be provided by its council. 

It is hoped that a grant worth £4.7 million pound will allow festivals and events to take place from the summer onwards, involving newcomers too.

Councillor Donald Wilson, Culture and Communities Convenor said that the ‘recovery (of the sector) continues and through this funding we are reaffirming our commitment to supporting and sustaining the sector.’




On February 1, The Culture and Communities Committee will hold a meeting, deciding the detail of the funding proposals. 

A key part of the meeting will include the proposal of the Multi-Cultural Festival to the programme; The festival hones in on Edinburgh’s diverse talent, celebrating individuals. 

It is something Councillor Amy McNeese-Mechan is ‘particularly excited’ by, as the festival was created through Edinburgh City Council itself. 

Councillor McNeese-Mechan is confident that, if included in the grant, the opportunities of growth, to in the arts and culture would be beneficial in the long run. 

She said: ‘The Council has a vital role to play in Edinburgh’s festivals and events sector and this investment reflects our direct and continued strategic support for the sector, contributing to the retention of jobs, creative practices and development.’




The meeting in early February will review bodies involved in the plan and what the accessible funding could look like. 

It is a huge year for events across the UK and businesses are looking for a stable partner, or body, to turn to. 

Written by: Heather Davey

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