16 November 2020
Arts entities in the Cayman Islands have been hit hard by lockdown and the subsequent closing of Cayman’s borders. The National Gallery of the Cayman Islands is a not-for-profit organisation that relies almost entirely on private donations to fund its extensive programmes and exhibitions. Its Director, Natalie Urquhart, said the Gallery had been deeply affected financially by the Covid crisis.
“We haven’t been able to host two of our three major fundraising events, the annual Tea Party and the annual Gala, and have lost several months of revenue generation via event rentals and shop sales,” she explained. “In the short term, this will mean that some of our programming will be put on hold but we remain committed to ensuring NGCI continues to have free admission and no costs to programming, etc.”