Grants awarded in 2021 included the following:

Africa Centre
Young African Artists Programme: the completion of the gallery space and launch of the accompanying visual arts programme - to open June 2022

Hackney Empire
Hackney Empire Capital Improvement Programme - completed in time for re-opening September 2021

Polka Theatre
Future Polka: Capital Project additional grant towards delayed completion and re-opening in 2021

Southwark Park Galleries (Bermondsey Artists Group)
Capital Project: Phase I & Feasability Study

Capital Project - to complete 2022/3

Amici Integrated Dance Company
New commission by Wolfgang Stange: ‘One World: Wealth of the Common People’ to be performed at Lyric Hammersmith, Summer 2022

Birmingham Royal Ballet
London premiere of ‘Imminent’, new commission by Daniela Cardim, presented as part of Carlos Acosta’s inaugural season, ‘Curated by Carlos’, Sadler’s Wells Autumn 2021

English National Ballet
‘Raymonda’ re-interpreted by Tamara Rojo, premiered at the London Coliseum, New Year 2022

McNichol Ballet Collective
‘Awakenings’: four new ballet premieres to launch new company’s delayed live performance programme, Bloomsbury Theatre 2021

Sadler’s Wells Trust
Ivan Blackstock’s ‘Traplord’, 180 The Strand - Spring 2022

Zoonation: The Kate Prince Company
‘Zoonation: 20 year mixtape’ delayed 20th anniversary celebration programme to be presented at Sadler’s Wells, Autumn 2022

Battersea Arts Centre
‘We are as Gods’: Re-opening Immersive Takeover by James Cousins Dance Company, Autumn 2021

Foundation for Young Musicians (FYM)
LSSO @ 70: Young at Heart commissions - support for a new commission to celebrate FYM’s 70th anniversary: ‘Invocation’, trumpet concerto by Eleanor Alberga, performed Barbican Autumn 2021

Shubbak Festival 2021 - Support for radical live theatre and music performances, various venues across London Summer 2021

United Strings of Europe
Apollo Resurrected’ dramatic re-interpretation of Stravinsky’s ballet score ‘Apollon musagète, Kings Place October 2022

Ministry of Stories
The Time Traveller's Guide to Hoxton - 2021/2

Poetry London
Poetry London Reading Programme 2021/22, including the celebration of their 100th issue in Autumn 2021

Poetry Translation Centre
The Loquacious Parrot: A poetic exchange between London and Lagos leading to publication - 2022/ 2023

Royal College of Music Archive
Restore a Score - 2021/2022

Academy of Ancient Music
Return to Live performance and first live concert of Laurence Cummings tenure as Artistic Director: ‘Re-imagining Haydn’s Creation’, Barbican, September 2021

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Spring/ Summer Reopening: 7 socially distanced concerts, St Martin in the Fields

Aurora Orchestra
Grant towards two concerts in Aurora’s return to live performance series:
1. Royal Festival Hall, July 2021, performance to include Richard Ayers’ Three Pieces about Ludwig Van Beethoven & Beethoven’s Violin concerto with Nicola Benedetti
2. BBC Proms, Royal Albert Hall, August 2021, performance including Stravinsky’s Firebird from Memory

Black British Classical Foundation
Original project had to be cancelled due to Covid - replaced with an operatic gala with rising young black singers - St John the Evangelist, Shirley Church Rd, Croydon, April 2022

Britten Sinfonia
‘Radical Live’ series of three groundbreaking live performances: Project Floresta Do Amazonas, Barbican Hall 14 October 2021; Alison Balsom: Sketches of Spain, Milton Court 18 November 2021; Steve Reich: City Life, Milton Court 4 March 2022

First live concerts at the SBC following Covid lockdown: RFH, 28 May, featuring works by Carlos Simon, James B. Wilson, Coleridge-Taylor and Dvořák (restricted to 750 audience members) and 10 July, playing works by Florence B. Price, William Grant Still and Grieg (restricted to 1000 audience members)

City of London Sinfonia
50th anniversary commision: ‘Diary of a Young Naturalist’: by composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad (b.1980) and librettist Amanda Holden - Premiere November 2021, Southwark Cathedral

Echo Vocal Ensemble
‘Already Gone’, programme of new commissions and historic repertoire, Kings Place, London, July 2021

A series of new commissions and 3 live concerts, 2021/22, to celebrate Listenpony’s 10th anniversary:
1. 30 October 2021- new works by Louise Drewett, William Marsey & Soosan Lolavar performed by Exaudi and Samuele Telari
2. 3 March 2022 - Percussionist James Larter, singer-songwriter Sophie Jameson & Explore Ensemble performing new commissions by Séan Clancy, William Marsey, Isabella Genlis alongside works by Xanakis and Michael Gordon
3. 10th anniversary celebration, 9 June 2022 - Hermes Experiment, Tabea Debus Ensemble, Mainly Two and Down is Up in a mixture of past commissions and new work

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Brett Dean new commission, Composer in Residence programme, and concerts, RFH 2022/2023

London Sinfonietta
‘London Third Stream’: new commission by Shabaka Hutchings, Cassie Kinoshi, Elliot Galvin and Laura Judd, QEH, Autumn 2021

London Symphony Orchestra
New commission ‘Precipice Dancers’ by Daniel Kildane: LSO Season-opening world premiere, Barbican September 2022

Lontano Ensemble/ Mornington Trust
The 8th London Festival of American Music - The Warehouse, near Waterloo, 12 - 18 September 2021

Mozartists (formerly Classical Opera)
Mozart 250: 1771 2 concerts: ‘1771: A Retrospective’ Cadogan Hall, 8 July 2021 2. ‘Mozart in 1771’ Cadogan Hall, November 2021

Multi-Story Music
Multi-Story Young Artists Company & Harris Academy Peckham - ‘The Endz’ new music commission and performance led by musician and composer Kate Whitley and singer/ songwriter Abimaro Gunnell - Bold Tendencies car park, Peckham, July 2021

One Drum Foundation
Discretionary grant towards work of foundation and Autumn 2021 concert at Hackney Empire.

Southbank Centre
Re-launch of SBC’s contemporary classical programme:
1. SoundState Contemporary Music Festival, March/ April 2022
2. Claude Vivier Weekend Celebration, May 2022

Southbank Sinfonia
Unlocking Music 2021, a mini-series of orchestral performances, St John’s Smith Square Autumn 2021

‘Inspiring Bach’: large-scale performance of music collected and admired by JS Bach, collaborating for the first time with acclaimed vocal ensemble The Marian Consort - St Giles Cripplegate Autumn 2021

Spitalfields Music
As part of 2021 Spitalfields Festival, support for performance of new commission by American composer, poet and Percussionist, Charles Amirkhanian, ‘Ratchet Attach it!’ - Christchurch, Spitalfields, 7 July 2021

Tenebrae 20th Anniversary Programme, ‘Humanity and Liberty’, combining choral classics with new commissions from Roderick Williams and Josephine Stephenson - Premiere London Wigmore Hall December 2021

Wigmore Hall
Wigmore Live: Grant to cover artistic costs for series of 10 live in person concerts in Wigmore Hall’s reopening live performance season 2021/2, primarily focused on modern and contemporary repertoire and/or younger artists, including Jess Gillam & Zeynep Özsuca, Errollyn Wallen, Lawrence Power, Simon Crawford-Phillips & Héloise Werner, Piotr Anderszewski, Manchester Collective and Ruby Hughes, The Hermes Experiment, The Riot Ensemble, Diana Damrau & Mciej Pukulski and Igor Levit

Dunedin Consort
‘Dido’s Ghost’ new opera by composer Errollyn Warren and librettist Wesley Stace - premiere Barbican Autumn 2021

English Touring Opera
New interpretation of Handel’s rarely performed opera, ‘Amadigi di Gaula’ - Hackney Empire, October 2021

Gate Theatre
‘Insurrection’: new operatic/ musical theatre production conceived by baritone, Peter Braithwaite, and Gate Artistic Director, Ellen McDougall

Opera Makers
‘Hopes and Fears’: new one-act opera inspired by Debussy’s operatic fragments with a musical adaptation for trio by Panaretos Kyriatzidis and librettist Becca Marriott - Grimeborn Festival, Arcola Theatre, 2021

Opera Story
New collaborative full-length opera production, ‘Beauty and the Seven Beasts’, each episode written by a separate young composer/ librettist duo: composers Vahan Salorian, Jude Obermuller, Lewis Murphy, Lucie Treacher, Ruth Chan, Sasha Scott, James Garner and texts by Dominic Kimberlin, Tom Powell, Annie Jenkins, JL Williams, Ellie Taylor, Louis Rembges, and Anna Pool. Performed Brixton Jamm, Spring 2022

Tête à Tête
Tête à Tête Opera Festival multi-year support for the 2021/2022/2023 seasons - various venues King’s Cross

Almeida Theatre
Support for delayed UK premiere of melodrama, ‘Daddy’, by Jeremy O’Harris, Spring 2022

Camden People’s Theatre
Animal Consciousness’ new devised production - delayed to 2023

Cardboard Citizens
London on Lockdown: 1665/2020 - Rolling performances (3-4 cycles of 6 x 12 minute films + 6 x 12 minute readings) over weekend at Aldgate Square, July 2021

Dante or Die
New devised work: ‘Kiss Marry Kill’ - Stone’s Nest, delayed to 2023

National Theatre
‘Paradise’: the premiere of Kae Tempest’s re-imagining of Sophocles ‘Philoctetes’ - August/September 2021

Papatango Theatre Company
London Premiere of Papatango Prize-winning play: ‘Old Bridge’ by Igor Memic - Bush Theatre, October/ November 2021

Theatre Peckham
Further development of new piece, ‘Sunny Side Up’, by David Alade leading to full production in February 2023 (replacing original project: ‘The Kleptocrat Laundromat’, new play by Anders Lüstgarten)

Pleasance Theatre
Reclaiming the Contemporary Cannon: Celebrating 25 years of supporting exceptional new voices with 4 new main theatre shows, including:
1. Dog Show, Autumn 2021
2. The Tempest, Spring 2022
3. Leaving, delayed to November 2022

Potential Difference
‘Fragments’ new play by Laura Swift and Russell Bender - Playground Theatre, delayed to Spring/ Summer 2023

Space Theatre
‘The Forward Festival’: the live staging of 4 of the best plays that were developed in an ACE supported call out, ‘Locked Down, Looking Up’, during the lockdown: ‘Refuge’ by Katie Duncan; ‘Misfits’ by Lekha Desai Morrison; ‘Look Who’s All Grown Up’ by Abigail Chandler; and ‘Labyrinth Diet’ by Laura Horton - Space Theatre June/ July 2021

Talawa Theatre Company
35th Anniversary Talawa Firsts: new work festival dedicated to emerging Black British theatre makers, Talawa Studio, Fairfield Halls, Croydon July 2021

Tangle Theatre
Re-interpretation of Shakespeare’s Richard II - To premiere Omnibus Theatre, Clapham, Autumn/ Winter 2022

Unicorn Theatre
‘Marvin’s Binoculars’, new play for children by Unicorn Artistic Director, Justin Audibert - To tour to primary schools in London and Greater London area in June - July 2021 prior to schools returning to live theatre

Yard Theatre
‘An Unfinished Man’, debut play by Dipo Baruwa-Etti, Yard Theatre, early 2022

Africa Centre
Young African Artists Programme: launch of year-long visual arts programme to launch new Cockayne-supported gallery space - originally due to open November 2021 and run for a year - now planned June 2022 - June 2023

Artangel Trust
Frequencies: art installation by Oscar Murillo - Cardinal Pole School, Hackney Summer 2021

Auto Italia South East
Re-opening Annual Exhibition and Performance Programme - September 2021 to July 2022:
1. Chuquimamani-Condori (Elysia Crampton Chuquimia) and Joshua Chuquimia Crampton ‘Amaru’s Tongue: Daughter”, September - December 2021
2. Sands Murray-Wassink, ‘I am not American (I love Adrian, I miss Carolee, I follow Hannah), January - March 2022
3. Adjoa Armah, ‘The Sea, it slopes like a mountain’, April - July 2022

Autograph ABP
Eric Gyamfi: Fixing Shadows Julius & I - delayed to April 2023

Barbican Art Gallery
40th anniversary exhibition: POSTWAR MODERN: New Art in Britain 1945-65 - Spring - Summer 2022

Camden Arts Centre
Lily van der Stokker ‘Thank You Darling’, exhibition and Public Programme, May - July 2022

Delfina Foundation
‘Rights of Objects’: Revisiting and Revising History: international commission based residency programme - 2021

Design Museum
Commission by Ibrahim Mahama responding to the e-waste sump of Agblogboshie, Ghana, formed part of major ‘Waste Age’ exhibition - 2021/2022

Four Corners Gallery
‘My Name is Sara’: exhibition by artist/photographer Sara Davidmann, drawing on themes of family, memory and the Holocaust - 2021

Mosaic Rooms
‘Disputed Heritage’ Exhibition and Residency by DAAR (Decolonising Art & Architecture) - 2021/2022

South London Fine Art Gallery and Library
Re-opening exhibition: Christina Quarles: In Likeness - 2021

Whitechapel Art Gallery
‘The Artist’s Studio’ exhibition - Whitechapel Art Gallery main exhibition spaces - 2022