During this week the Andrew Loyd Webber Foundation has announced six grants that were awarded at the end of 2013.
“The Trustees are prioritising projects that enable people to develop their abilities and careers.”
A grant over 3 years to Shared Experience Theatre Company, Oxford to support one trainee director and producer per year for 3 years on 6 month paid apprenticeships.
A one-off grant towards the inclusive Young Creators Programme enabling 165 young people from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds to gain creative skills and practical work experience in 10 different disciplines relating to behind the scenes areas of performing arts, (stage lighting, choreography, directing, writing, costume etc).
Clean Break is an award winning theatre company working with women affected by the criminal justice system. A one-off grant has been awarded towards their theatre-based education programnme for women offenders and those at risk of offending.
A one-off grant has been awarded to Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre’s Young Company, which provides professional training and mentoring to young people aged 14-21 from diverse backgrounds in performing, writing, technical design, public speaking, marketing and production.
A one-off grant has been awarded to Icon Theatre, to fund their “Theatre Industries Pathways” programme offering professional training, mentoring and careers guidance in a range of theatre production roles for 20 young people in the Medway.
A one-off grant has been awarded to Lake District Summer Music towards their Summer Music Festival 2014 in order to fund 10 bursaries at an intensive 12 day residential programme of training for post-grad musicians, to include one to one tuition, masterclasses and ensemble performances.
Since the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation was re-launched in 2011, it has donated over £8.5 million to more than 120 projects.
Quoted in The Stage, Madeleine Lloyd Webber, trustee for the foundation, said: “I’m delighted to announce the foundation’s support of these projects which give young people valuable experience within professional arts organisations. We often forget about the talented individuals working behind the scenes, but it is equally important to provide training for the skills as it is for performers, so the arts across the UK can continue to produce to the highest standards.”
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Thursday 9th January 2014