Association of British Orchestras

ABO Responds to Arts Council England’s National Portfolio 2023-26 Announcement

Today, the Association of British Orchestras (ABO) acknowledges the difficult decisions that were made in Arts Council England’s (ACE) National Portfolio 2023-26 and the continued investment in the UK’s classical music sector and our member orchestras.

We welcome the inclusion of new organisations into the funding portfolio. Today’s announcement recognises the vital role played by orchestras in widening access to culture across the country. We will continue to offer our support to those members who have been removed from the Portfolio during this period of transition and those who have had their funding reduced, particularly at a time of unprecedented economic challenges facing our sector. We look forward to reviewing further in the coming days the forthcoming details of today’s announcement.

Annual Conference

The next ABO conference will take place in Bristol,
hosted by Bristol Beacon, from 24-26 January 2024.