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ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN

ORCHESTRA OF THE SWAN RECEIVES CATALYST EVOLVE FUNDING FROM ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.

One of only 24 Arts organisations in the Midlands to receive this funding, we are the only professional classical chamber orchestra in the country to have been awarded this grant.

Catalyst: Evolve is a new initiative that aims to support organisations to develop successful and sustainable fundraising models to help create a more resilient arts and culture sector.

£150,000 has been awarded to Orchestra of the Swan over 3 years of which £45,000 will assist with training staff, trustees, musicians and volunteers in the ‘art’ of fundraising and the balance will be match funding ‘new’ donations secured from individuals, companies and trusts on a £1 for £1 basis.

David Curtis, Artistic Director said “Coming on top of our successful 3 year G4A Arts Council Grant ‘Catalyst Evolve’ will be transformational for Orchestra of the Swan and is further recognition of OOTS’ artistic excellence and contribution to the Midlands world-class cultural ecology. OOTS is an extraordinary ‘family’; players, Friends, audiences, Trustees, volunteers and staff, and I would like to thank all for their support and hard work. We have a great future ahead!”

Peter Knott, Area Director, Arts Council England said:

"Across the Midlands, arts and cultural organisations are working hard to secure alternative sources of income, which is why we launched our Catalyst Evolve programme to help support and develop long-term fundraising plans. Over the coming years, I'm looking forward to seeing how our match funding can make a real impact locally, delivering greater returns and helping our region's world-class arts and culture continue to thrive."

If you would like to find out more about how you can play your part in supporting Orchestra of the Swan, please contact our Business Development Director Debbie Jagla at development@orchestraoftheswan.org

Full details of all of our artistic work can be found at:

www.orchestraoftheswan.org