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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 grants over £1 million to support aspiring actors, vital music education and training in heritage crafts

28 new grants awarded worth a total of £1,105,558 to projects across the UK
The Stage newspaper awarded funds to set up a free online resource for emerging talent from all backgrounds
• A number of grants support important music education initiatives

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded grants worth over £1 million pounds to 28 projects across the UK this summer. These form part of the Foundation’s active grant giving programme, which supports projects that focus on the enhancement of arts education, participation, improving access and increasing diversity across the arts, culture and heritage sector.

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22 August 2017

A very exciting opportunity has arisen to join The Royal Central School ....

Associate Music Director Role – Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

A very exciting opportunity has arisen to join The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, a leading Higher Education conservatoire specialising in the theatre arts.

This role will provide a newly graduated musical director the essential next step into professional practice. Central will offer a specialist experience within a training environment. Central’s staff will be the Associates’ professional colleagues and will mentor the Associate during the period of engagement. The Associate Musical Director will be able to enhance the School’s Undergraduate BA Acting Musical Theatre course through peer-to-peer support of BA Acting Musical Theatre students and by demonstrating initiative and enthusiasm in developing projects. 

Applicants must have knowledge and understanding of a Musical Theatre repertoire and hold a degree or equivalent in Music. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate evidence of strong keyboard skills and understanding of sung voice techniques.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Associate Musical Director will be awarded by Central following an application and interview process. There will be one available Fellowship for the year 2017/18

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21 August 2017

Theatres Trust are pleased to announce the tenth round of awards from it....

Six Theatres awarded grants by UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme

Theatres Trust are pleased to announce the tenth round of awards from its UK Theatres Small Grants Scheme (UKSGS) offering grants of up to £5,000 and supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Judy Craymer MBE.

The recipients for Round 10 are:
• Tobacco Factory Theatres, Bristol to build a new dimmer room which will support a new studio space. £4,635
• Criterion Theatre, Coventry to tackle an urgent asbestos removal project and rebuild the scenery store. £5,000
• Farnham Maltings towards the installation of two new lifts which will improve the accessibility of the stage and rehearsal spaces. £5,000
• Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow for works to clear the ceiling space and make sure it remains in a safe condition. £4,320
• Acorn Theatre, Penzance for a number of essential health and safety works to raise handrails and secure the building. £5,000
• The Bear Pit, Stratford-Upon-Avon to improve stage access and install a new ventilation system. £5,000

To read the full press release Theatres Trust Tenth Round Grants

27 July 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation grants over £1 million to support aspiri....

ALW Foundation awards grants of over £1million to 28 projects across the UK

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded grants worth over £1 million pounds to 28 projects across the UK this summer.  These form part of the Foundation’s active grant giving programme, which supports projects that focus on the enhancement of arts education, participation, improving access and increasing diversity across the arts, culture and heritage sector.

The recipients of this round of grants are Alt Actor Training, Batley & Spen Youth Theatre Company Ltd., Boomsatsuma, Chelsea Quavers Music School, Clod Ensemble, Creative Futures, East London Arts and Music (ELAM), English Schools Orchestra, Fethard Council Heritage Centre, Hackney New Primary School, Historic England, Holy Trinity School, Leicester Curve Theatre, Lincoln Cathedral, London Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Montgomery Holloway Music Trust, National Theatre of Scotland, North East of Scotland Music School, Orpheus Centre, PEEK, Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC), Stage One, The Stage, Theatres Trust, Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre, United Learning and Welsh National Opera.

Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation grants July 2017 press release

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