Philharmonia Orchestra to receive £412,690 from third round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Philharmonia perform R. Strauss with new Principal Conductor, Santtu-Matias Rouvali at the RFH
  • Philharmonia Orchestra among 925 recipients to benefit from the latest round of awards from the Culture Recovery Fund

  • This award will enable the organisation to fulfil its ambitious return to large-scale orchestral performances in its London home and across its UK residencies

 More than £100 million has been awarded to hundreds of cultural organisations across the country including the Philharmonia in the latest round of support from the Culture Recovery Fund, the Culture Secretary announced today.

The Philharmonia has been awarded a grant of £412,690 by Arts Council England and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

This grant supports the Philharmonia’s large-scale orchestral performances in London and its UK residencies as it returns to live performances.

Outside of the concert hall, the grant will enable the Orchestra to deliver its sector-leading community programmes in its UK residencies, including Hear and Now – the Philharmonia’s acclaimed intergenerational project, which brings together adults with dementia and their carers with young people in creative workshops, and Orchestra Unwrapped, the Philharmonia’s flagship Key Stage 2 concert series.

Nationally, the third round of funding will support organisations from all corners of the sector as they navigate reopening challenges, ensuring they can thrive in better times ahead.

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries said:

“Culture is for everyone and should therefore be accessible to everyone, no matter who they are and where they’re from.

“Through unprecedented government financial support, the Culture Recovery Fund is supporting arts and cultural organisations so they can continue to bring culture to communities the length and breadth of the country, supporting jobs, boosting local economies and inspiring people.”

 Over £1.2 billion has already been awarded from the unprecedented Culture Recovery Fund, supporting around 5000 individual organisations and sites across the country ranging from local museums to West End theatres, grassroots music venues to festivals, and organisations in the cultural and heritage supply-chains.

 Lord King of Lothbury, Chair of the Philharmonia’s Board, said:

 We are very grateful for further funding from the Culture Recovery Fund.  It will allow us to support our long-term ambitions: bringing world-class concerts to our residencies around the UK and becoming champions for sustainability and diversity in the orchestral sector.  

The board, players and staff of the Philharmonia, and everyone who experiences our music either live or online, would like to thank the UK Government and Arts Council England for continuing to support the arts as we recover from the pandemic.”

 Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:

 “This continued investment from the Government on an unprecedented scale means our theatres, galleries, music venues, museums and arts centres can carry on playing their part in bringing visitors back to our high streets, helping to drive economic growth, boosting community pride and promoting good health. It’s a massive vote of confidence in the role our cultural organisations play in helping us all to lead happier lives”.

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