Funding was awarded to organisations based in the city or otherwise able to demonstrate that they have a strong offer and a track record of delivering cultural opportunities for Manchester residents.
Awards have been made across a wide range of art forms to reflect the broadest possible range of cultural opportunities. Visual arts, music, theatre, museums, and heritage organisations are all represented amongst the organisations that have received grant funding.
Councillor Luthfur Rahman OBE, Deputy Leader, Manchester City Council, said: “Manchester has a long history of supporting culture and the arts and for good reason. The arts enrich all our lives and help make Manchester a better place to live, work, and invest in. The city is home to some amazing arts organisations, and we want everyone to benefit from the fantastic cultural opportunities on our doorstep, of which there are many – whether that’s as an artist, or working for one of them, or as an audience member.”