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Welsh Government To Provide 1 million to Fund to Music Services

Welsh Government to Bestow £1 million fund to Musical Education Services
Welsh Government to Bestow £1 million fund to Musical Education Services
The Welsh government has recently revealed plans of their National Endowment for Music, which is being used to encourage school children to get more involved with music. After the recent cuts that the music services in Wales experienced, the government is now providing the Welsh Arts Council with a monetary supplement of £1 million in a bid to not only encourage musicians, but to provide them with the resources necessary to achieve their ambitions.

Ministers are now hoping that public and private sector bodies will be looking to donate to the fund, which will be looking to be making payments to support young musicians by the year 2020. From 2008 many Welsh councils cut budgets for music services across the board, leading to a record low of applications to the National Youth Orchestra of Wales.

Chairman of the Wales Arts Council Phil George commented upon the matter:

"Challenging times call for determined action. It's more important than ever that we provide opportunities for young people to enrich their lives through artistic expression "

The National Endowment for Music acts as joint initiative between Education Secretary Kirsty Williams and Secretary of Economy Ken Skates. The initiative is hoped to act as a catalyst, encouraging youngsters to engage with music in a way that hasn't been apparent for a number of years.

Speaking of the new Government incentive Williams said:

" I hope this will show other people both in the public sector and the private sector that we're serious about this and they too will want to contribute to the endowment."

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By Josh Hummerston

Posted on 14 Feb 2017 13:19 to category : Music News

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