We’re excited to announce that we are among the more than 2,700 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund. The £88,174 we have received will allow us to continue our vital work supporting composers of all ages and genres across the country.
Over £800 million in grants and loans has already been awarded to support almost 3,800 cinemas, performance venues, museums, heritage sites and other cultural organisations dealing with the immediate challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. This second round of awards will help organisations like ourselves look ahead to the spring and summer and plan for reopening and recovery. After months of closures and cancellations, this funding will be a much-needed helping hand as we transition back to normal in the months ahead.
Greg Davies, Chair of Sound and Music said:
“Really delighted to hear the news that Sound and Music is to receive the Culture Recovery Fund – the whole Sound and Music team has done an incredible job adapting to new ways of working through the pandemic, and supporting composers through the very tough times over the last year for the whole cultural sector. This grant will help them continue this vital work keeping new music alive and thriving for all across the UK, and across all genres. Thanks for DCMS and Arts Council.”
Jo Thomas, composer and Vice Chair of Sound and Music, said:
“I saw first-hand how responsive the organisation was when the pandemic crisis hit the music community – across all genres and backgrounds. It is fantastic is see this support, and I know that the benefit of this Culture Recovery Fund will be felt by composers, music creators, teachers, young people and audiences throughout the UK. Thank you to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England.”
Susanna Eastburn MBE, Chief Executive of Sound and Music, said:
“Receiving the Culture Recovery Fund means that we can continue our vital work to support composers of all ages, genres and backgrounds across the country. This is a huge relief, particularly at a time when so many have been personally and directly affected by the pandemic and with a third of music creators considering abandoning the profession, supporting them now through these ongoing challenges is essential for our cultural future. Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to DCMS and the Arts Council England”