Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Sergio A. Mims: The Chineke! Foundation Awarded Arts Council England Culture Recovery Grant

Sergio A. Mims writes:

The Chineke! Foundation was just awarded $390,000 by the Arts Council England recovery grant that will enable the Chineke! Orchestra to perform "behind closed doors" concerts at the Royal Festival Hall this fall and to deliver a program of work in 2021

Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE the founder and executive director of Chineke! issued a statement saying that

"This grant has been transformational  for Chineke!. It has allayed our worries about survival in the short to medium-term and is enabling us to continue performing, albeit without an audience, over the coming months. This will keep Chineke! in the public eye via our streamed concerts and steer much needed earnings to our freelance musicians who have suffered so much over the past six months. Thank you Arts Council England."

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