We are delighted to announce that Britten Sinfonia has been awarded £197,810 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF), which was set up to help the cultural sector face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to secure a sustainable future. As a result of this funding we will be taking to the road, staging dozens of covid-compliant events across five counties in the East of England in early 2021, bringing music to people and places throughout the region. Further details will be announced soon.
Meurig Bowen, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of Britten Sinfonia comments:
“We are so grateful for our award from the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund, which will enable us to develop an extensive, Covid-compliant strand of work encompassing nearly 100 new live events for communities throughout the East of England. That means crucial income for our freelance musicians who have endured so much financial hardship in recent months. This award helps us to bring our audiences and our musicians back together again in the way that we, and they, have all longed for – sharing the experience of live, world class music with each other.”
The orchestra is hugely grateful to the Arts Council, DCMS and the Treasury for this lifeline at an extremely challenging time for music and musicians.