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The Foundation believes that in order to maintain vibrancy in the arts, it is critical that the new generation of potential artists are nurtured and encouraged. Recognising that these are difficult economic times to get a start in artistic life, the Trustees are prioritising projects that enable people to develop their abilities and careers. Applications to fund projects that provide professional training, apprenticeships and work place experience in all areas of the arts, from stone masonry to stage electricians, will be welcomed. 

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation research into the pipeline of BAME talent finds barriers to achieving representative diversity on stage – and suggests solutions

“I passionately believe that the stage needs to reflect the diversity of the UK population or it risks becoming side-lined. The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation funds a range of projects that help to make a difference – from drama school scholarships to theatre outreach programmes. It will take action from everyone to effect significant change. We are asking arts sector bodies, drama schools, theatre producers, actors, creative teams and philanthropists to take responsibility and specific action. I urge you all to read the recommendations and get involved.”
Andrew Lloyd Webber

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16 February 2017

The American Theatre Wing announced today the recipients of the Andrew L....

American Theatre Wing’s Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative

The American Theatre Wing announced today the recipients of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative Classroom Resource Grants.

With the ALW Foundation’s help, the American Theatre Wing is investing in Public Schools to help drama teachers get more of the resources they need to provide quality drama instruction in their schools.

Through this Classroom Resource grant-giving program, funding is provided directly to under-resourced public schools to provide instruments, dance floors, lighting grids, and other necessary materials to help create new and enhance existing theatre programs.

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06 February 2017

Theatres Trust has awarded 6 small capital grants to a range of theatres....

Theatres Trust announces 6 theatres to be awarded grants

Theatres Trust has awarded 6 small capital grants to a range of theatres across the country from its UK Small Grants Scheme.  Launched in 2012, this scheme is supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Judy Craymer MBE and awards grants of up to £5,000 to theatres across the UK with charitable status to address urgent building repairs and help theatres in need and at risk.

The 6 theatres receiving grants in this round are as follows:-

The Place Theatre, Bedford

Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington

Leatherhead Theatre

Market Theatre, Ledbury

Grand Pavilion, Matlock Bath

Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre, Wokingham


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27 January 2017

Salisbury Playhouse has been awarded a grant from the Andrew Lloyd Webbe....

Salisbury Playhouse receives grant from ALW Foundation

Salisbury Playhouse has been awarded a grant from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation which will go towards a three year project developing the theatre’s work with military communities on Salisbury Plain.

The grant will enable Salisbury Playhouse to expand its Stage 65 Youth Theatre to reach areas that are isolated and have limited opportunities to engage with the arts. Working with secondary schools across the area, the project will offer weekly workshops culminating in theatre performances both in the local community and at Salisbury Playhouse.

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Music in Secondary Schools Trust inaugural concert