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Successful grants for the arts, London

  • Date: 26 April 2013
  • Area: London

Each year we award hundreds of Grants for the arts to projects by artists and organisations across the capital. Our grants are for individuals, arts organisations and other people who use the arts in their work. They support activities that engage people in England or that help artists and arts organisations to carry out their work, with grants ranging from £1,000 to £100,000. Here are some projects that have been successful this month:

Over £7000 has been awarded for the Extinct Birds project which will be a new music creation and performance project by composer David Holyoake commissioned by Ensemble Matisse.  The work carries a strong environmental message with sound recordings of extinct song birds to form a digital texture and launching point for original music and song. It will tour a range of London boroughs including inner and outer London during October and November 2013 with venues including The Forge in Camden and Fairfield Halls in Croydon.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital has received a grant of £20,000 to contribute to a combined visual and performing arts project to deliver musically enhanced art trails for patients. Fledgling composers will create musical pieces inspired by the art in the hospital. The project has been developed with clinicians and has strong artistic and health outcome with a long term legacy. 

South West Community Festival will receive a £20,000 contribution to produce an innovative new musical production of the classic Ealing comedy Passport to Pimlico. It will be performed at locations across SW1 during the SouthWestFest from 28th June to 21st July 2013 and reach new audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The performance will provide a promenade and site-specific staging with high levels of engagement with local people. It will build on the strong local partnerships built up by over the last decade and is designed to reach local residents in an area with low arts engagement despite close proximity to central London.