Thursday, April 08, 2021

Hay Festival Receives Grant Worth £596,000

Hay Festival has been granted £596,000 from the UK Government's Cultural Recovery Fund.

Tania Hudson, Hay Festival interim chief executive, said the festival would continue to fundraise, but its £596,000 grant meant it was now able to look forward to the Welsh online iteration “with confidence”, and develop hybrid models in the future. 

She said: “Arts Council England’s investment marks a welcome milestone for Hay Festival as we continue to rebuild from a year of transformation. We are incredibly grateful for this vote of confidence in our efforts to sustain our community of writers, partners and festival goers who make Hay what it is: a space to inspire, examine and entertain people of all ages.”