Website and ticket broker Resident Advisor received nearly $1 million via a COVID-19 relief cultural grant issued on behalf of the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport on Monday, according to the Arts Council England.

The grant for £750,000 ($976,515 by October 13 2020’s common exchange rate) was allocated for “cultural organizations that were financially stable before COVID-19, but were at imminent risk of failure,” according to the Arts Council England:

“On Monday 12 October, we announced an investment of £257 million in 1,385 venues, theatres, museums and cultural organisations, through the first tranche of Culture Recovery Fund: Grants programme, administered by the Arts Council This announcement is only for Round 1 of grants applications that are under £1 million.”


The list of grants issued on Monday can be viewed here.

The information was first reported by Chicago artist and producer James N Murray aka Basilio Nichols, who noted that according to the above spreadsheet Resident Advisor’s request was the 54th highest grant offered out of a list of 1,385 applicants.

As a ticket broker, Resident Advisor was hit hard by the global lockdowns following the COVID-19 pandemic. When the pandemic began, Resident Advisor launched an initiative called “Save Our Scene,” the third item of which suggested users should “Skip Your Refund” for live events. Separately, RA also informed their own customers that they would keep the brokerage fee on every ticket sold for cancelled events unless customers specifically emailed them to ask for it:

Since the pandemic began, RA launched a two-tiered subscription service priced at $80 and $300 annually which includes this handsome tote bag:

Top image: “RA Tote Bag-a-Go-Go” (Andy Warhol, 2020, Colorized)


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