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Dafydd Elis Thomas MS, Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism

First published:
10 February 2021
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The pandemic continues to present challenges for cultural and creative freelancers throughout Wales. We applaud their resilience and creativity throughout this period.

The £63m Cultural Recovery Fund has provided essential support to sustain the arts and creative sector, with the hope organisations and individuals will be able to thrive again in not-too-distant future.    

The Freelancers Fund has already supported almost 3,500 freelancers through the first three phases of support.

I am pleased to announce today, an additional allocation of £8.9m from the Cultural Recovery Fund for freelancers. It will mean each of the freelancers already supported will receive an additional £2,500 contribution to support them through this extended period of reduced activity. 

The freelance sector plays a pivotal part in the Welsh economy and I am delighted we are able to provide additional support, which acknowledges the important contribution they make to Welsh cultural life.