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London Sinfonietta and the Arts Council’s National Portfolio of Organisations (NPO) funding programme 2023-2026

Sinfonietta Productions Ltd (London Sinfonietta) can confirm that it has received an offer of funding from the Arts Council England to be part of the National Portfolio of funded organisations for 2023-2026. The award represents, however, a significant reduction in the level of support we have received over the past NPO rounds. We acknowledge the privilege to be in receipt of public funding for the arts, not least at this time when there are such pressures on public funding. The Arts Council grant will help us continue to deliver work in schools and communities and support the future of young composers and musicians, as well as staging concerts of inspiring new music. However, in light of this funding news, we will need to spend time adjusting our long-term plans.  

Of the decision, Arts Council England Director, Music, Dr Claire Mera-Nelson said: “As a 2018-22 National Portfolio Organisation, Sinfonietta Productions Limited (London Sinfonietta) is an outstanding, internationally recognised contemporary music ensemble that plays an important role in commissioning new work and sharing this in concert halls, schools and communities, bringing new music to audiences, young people and the wider public. We recognise the contribution the London Sinfonietta makes to creating a vibrant Music ecology in England and are pleased that the organisation will be part of our 2023-26 portfolio. While the London Sinfonietta’s application outlined a broad programme that would make a good contribution to Let’s Create, we decided to make a reduced offer that has given us the opportunity to invest in a broader, more balanced range of organisations delivering exciting arts, culture, and creative opportunities for more people, in more place across London. We look forward to continuing to support the London Sinfonietta’s work with composers, musicians and audiences over the coming years.”

Published: 4 Nov 2022