The Met to get a share of multi-million pound fund

19 Mar 2020 09:38
Published by: Daniel Almond

THE Met in Bury is set to receive a share of an £8.6m investment in arts across Greater Manchester.

It is one of 35 theatres, museums, festivals, and cultural centres from all 10 boroughs to be given a grant from the Greater Manchester Culture Fund.

This year’s investment is up almost a quarter from the £7m allocated in 2018, and The Octagon Theatre in Bolton is also being given some cash.

Victoria Robinson, CEO for the organisation, said: “The Met is delighted to be part of GMCA’s Culture Portfolio. We’ve been hosting brilliant events and entertaining audiences from across Greater Manchester for forty years.

"This funding, combined with the extensive refurbishment of the building completed in 2016, will make a big impact on our commitment to talent development and access to arts and creativity for all.

"Bury is a fantastic area for arts and culture, and this funding helps The Met become both more resilient and more ambitious as we use arts to improve lives across the borough in the coming years.”

The fund has been created by Greater Manchester Combined Authority to support organisations that provide cultural experiences and opportunities throughout the borough.

There were 103 applications, with this phase of the grant programme continuing until 2022.

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