Aldeburgh music joins a host of other East Anglian Art Organisations, that were given renewed funding from the Arts Council today.
Aldeburgh music and the High Tide festival in Halesworth both retained their funding, after the government had to enforce many cuts.
The Arts Organisation was facing nearly 15% of cuts . Over 1000 organisations applied for the funding and 638 were left with the bad news of being declined this morning.
Yet the Suffolk coast including Aldeburgh music, can rejoice with funding secured for the next three years. The sum of £11,646,819 will be given to Suffolk to put into creative projects, including Aldeburgh and Halesworth.
Speaking to the East Anglian Daily Times Regional Director, for the East Arts Council commented on the results,
“Fewer organisations will be funded but, set in the context of the Arts Council’s ten-year vision for the arts, the aim is to fund organisations that will get great art to even more people and work collaboratively to make the most of the available funds.
“In the East of England the portfolio will deliver great art for audiences, bringing real benefits for local communities and inspiring more people to experience the arts. Regretfully, we have not been able to fund a number of good applications, due to budget restraints – but we hope we may be able to support some of those organisations through our other funding programmes, such as Grants for the arts’.”
With such prosperity in the air for Suffolk arts, there has never been a better time to look at what out there.
Theatres, plays, performances and productions are happen all over the Suffolk coast this summer, so take a look and get involved.