Arts Council of England support

The National Youth Orchestra retains Arts Council funding for 3 years, reinforcing their commitment to youth in orchestral music. Sarah Alexander highlights the importance of broadening access to musical teens across the UK.

We are delighted to announce that the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain has retained Arts Council England National Portfolio funding for the next three years. This is a welcome endorsement of our vision to open up orchestral music to the nation’s musical teenagers. We are also delighted to see increased investment in music education organisations across England, underlining the importance of the power of music to unlock the potential of young people, and giving us all the opportunity to play our part in the National Plan for Music Education. We are determined to go further, collaborating with our music education partners nationwide, to support 1000s teenagers to rise to exceptional challenges, activating their purpose, confidence and creativity.

Sarah Alexander, Chief Executive & Creative Director, said:

We welcome Arts Council England’s ongoing investment, which will underpin our mission to open up opportunities at NYO for many more musical teenagers from across the UK to play music together. We want to give young people the chance to rise to exceptional challenges, and find their voice through orchestral music. Arts Council England support, together with our community of supporters and music education partners, will help NYO actively reach more musical teenagers.
Sarah Alexander
Chief Executive & Creative Director