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Arts Council Continue Support

Posted by More Music on 04 November 2022

More Music announces that we will continue to be funded by Arts Council England as a National Portfolio organisation (NPO). We are currently part of the National Portfolio and today’s wonderful news confirms ACE support for the next three years from April 2023 – 2026.

The funds will enable us to continue our work which aims to build confidence and spirit in individuals and communities through creative arts activities, particularly music.

Our programme of workshops, gigs and joyful festivals encourages integration and inclusion, bringing together people of all ages, all abilities and all backgrounds to experience and enjoy music .

We will go into our 30th year with a special season of events, celebrating our communities and focusing on the benefits of music with its power to deliver significant change through creativity. We will reflect on More Music’s rich history, and the people who have connected and made music with us whilst supporting the way for community music in the future.

Kathryn MacDonald, Director of More Music said: “We’re delighted with this continued investment, and thrilled that Arts Council recognise the value of  our work and support our plans for the next three years. Thank you to Arts Council for all your support, and of course to our amazing team, participants, and partners across the region.”

Arts Council England Chair, Sir Nicholas Serota, said: “As well as continuing our commitment to our many established and renowned cultural organisations, I am deeply proud of the support we will be giving to those new organisations which will help ignite creativity across the country.  We are facing economic pressures at present but this funding is about an investment in our future. This portfolio will support the next generation of visionary inventors, makers, performers and artists. In particular, the growth of our funding for organisations that support and develop work for children represents a profoundly important long-term investment in our country’s talent.”

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