Dance music platform Resident Advisor defends £750,000 government grant

Decision process of arts support grants criticised after website awarded ‘unfathomable’ amount

A dance music website and events company that will receive £750,000 as part of the government’s arts support grant scheme has defended its application after the amount was described as “unfathomable”.

Resident Advisor, an online platform that specialises in electronic music and club culture, released a statement on Wednesday explaining why it had asked for the sum, which was one of the most generous grants announced on Monday.

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