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Melissa Bradshaw

Britten Sinfonia awarded £130,000 from Arts Council England for digital expansion

11:45, 6th November 2019

Britten Sinfonia has been awarded £130,000 from the Arts Council’s Small Scale Capital Fund in order to improve and expand its digital content and use of technology.

With Arts Council England’s funding, Britten Sinfonia will invest in a range of digital equipment and training as well as a suite of website, design and publication software enabling for a transformation in the way that the orchestra uses digital content to communicate with audiences.

‘This will have a big impact on our work, from website and digital content development, to the way that we use technology to prepare scores for performance, and in the concert hall itself,’ comments David Butcher, Britten Sinfonia’s chief executive and artistic director. ‘Britten Sinfonia is known for its pioneering, creative spirit so the possibilities that this will open up for our players, staff and audiences are exciting.’

Hedley Swain, area director for the South East at Arts Council England, adds: ‘We’re pleased to support Britten Sinfonia’s exciting plans to transform the way it produces and shares digital content with audiences. Digital technology presents a huge opportunity for arts and cultural organisations to reach beyond their typical audiences and I look forward to seeing this project flourish.’

www.brittensinfonia.com

www.artscouncil.org.uk

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