Several major London based music organizations will see cuts in their Arts Council England (ACE) funding from 2023. Allegedly, ACE was “instructed” by the UK government to shift funding to other cities and the London suburbs that were considered by the UK government to be culturally underfunded.

According to British media, the English National Opera is among those no longer receiving regular funding. It will lose £12.6 million annual funding. The Royal Opera House is down 10 per cent ( – £2.9m a year), Welsh National Opera down 34 per cent and Glyndebourne is down 50 per cent. The Southbank Centre in London will be cut by £1.9m.

Among the orchestras, London Sinfonietta is 41% down, the London Symphony, the London Philharmonic and the Philharmonia each lose 12%.

The Britten Sinfonia loses its total National Funding. On the other hand, the diversity orchestra Chineke! has been added to the National  Funding Portfolio with £700,000 a year.

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