Latest News | 19 March 2020

Uplifting experience for Sinfonia

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An Arts Council England (ACE) funding uplift has helped Bondholder Sinfonia Viva expand its creative projects team.

Sinfonia Viva has received an additional £3,500 from Arts Council England this year – bringing its total financial support to £195,641.

The uplift has enabled the Orchestra to recruit Ellie Martindale to the new post of education project assistant when she graduates from the University of Nottingham this summer.

Peter Helps, Sinfonia Viva Chief Executive, declared: “This uplift in funding has enabled us to forge ahead with our expansion plans in an area in which we are nationally recognised as leaders and innovators. We are delighted to welcome Ellie on board.”


Peter Knott, Area Director for Arts Council England, said: “Culture and creativity have a powerful effect in improving lives and wellbeing, developing communities and creating vital opportunities for young people – so we’re really pleased to be supporting Sinfonia Viva as they welcome Ellie to their team.

“We look forward to seeing Viva continue to develop and grow, bringing even more musical opportunities to people across Derbyshire and the East Midlands.”

Viva’s nationally-recognised and award-winning education and community programmes range from working with pre-school and primary pupils through to creative projects with older people living with dementia.

The latest was an education residency with young people in Derby around the subject of global warming which culminated in two sold-out performances at fellow Bondholder Derby Theatre.


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