News: NNF secures NPO funding to 2022

A giant moon hangs in the centre of The Forum's Atrium above the heads of audiences watching a performance by Norwich Cathedral Choir.
Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon at Norfolk & Norwich Festival, with a performance by Norwich Cathedral Choir © Pete Huggins

Norfolk & Norwich Festival (NNF) is delighted to confirm its continued funding as part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio of funded organisations.

For 2018 – 2022 Norfolk & Norwich Festival will receive £814,527 per year, as well as £500,000 per year for its Bridge work which increases opportunities for children and young people to access and enjoy arts and culture across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Peterborough and Suffolk.

Each May over 30,000 people attend a ticketed event at Norfolk & Norwich Festival, whilst in excess of 25,000 people experience a wide range of free events and performances. In addition, children and young people across the county are able to take part in arts workshops and attend special performances, whilst each year opportunities are provided for local participants to take part in main stage events across the performance, music and free outdoor programmes. One of the UK’s big four arts festivals, in 2016 alone the Festival was estimated to have generated more than £3.9 million worth of economic activity in addition to ticket sales during its 17 day programme.
NNF’s work also includes support for emerging regional talent and the co-commissioning of work by leading international artists.

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