<![CDATA[News]]> http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/category/news en Thu, 26 Apr 2018 03:39:11 +0000 Violinist Nicola Benedetti announced as Patron of the Music in Secondary Schools Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/violinist-nicola-benedetti-announced-as-patron-of-the-music-in-secondary-schools-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/violinist-nicola-benedetti-announced-as-patron-of-the-music-in-secondary-schools-trust <p>This announcement comes ahead of the new, free of charge, Saturday School for Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme pupils which starts on Saturday 24th September 2016. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-09-19-Nicola-Benedetti-Announced-as-Patron-of-the-Music-in-Secondary-Schools-Trust.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2016 shortlist announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/scottish-heritage-angel-awards-2016-shortlist-announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/scottish-heritage-angel-awards-2016-shortlist-announced <p>The shortlist for the second annual Scottish Heritage Angel Awards, funded by the ALW Foundation, has been revealed today. 'Angels' behind the restoration of a memorial tower on Orkney, the safeguarding of a Victorian-built community hall in Glasgow and a Borders-based project that has recorded Scotland's industrial brick makers are amongst those to have been chosen to go through to the finals of the 2016 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards. Read about the 2015 shortlisted Historic England Angels and then vote for your favourite. The shortlist for the 2015 Historic England Angels, funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, has now been revealed. The list includes the Tyne and Wear Building Preservation Trust for the rescue of Blackfell Hauler House and the Thornhill Parish Church for the rescue of the Church of St Michael and All Angels in Dewbury amongst many others. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-09-15-SHAAs-Shortlist-Announcement-National-FV-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for more information on the shortlisted applications</a></p> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Historic England Angel Awards 2016 Shortlist http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/historic-england-angel-awards-2016-shortlist http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/historic-england-angel-awards-2016-shortlist <p>The shortlist for the Historic England Angel Awards 2016 is announced today, Monday 22 August 2016. Find out more about the nominations and vote for your favourite <a href="http://www.historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/angel-awards/shortlist-2016/">here</a>. Andrew Lloyd Webber said:</p> <blockquote><q>The Angel Awards celebrate once again the unsung heroes of heritage. I am passionate that our heritage is protected, valued and enjoyed by all. I am particularly thrilled that this year we recognise the increasing role of young people in preserving our heritage.</q></blockquote> <p><a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/2016-08-22-Historic-England-Angel-Awards-Shortlist-Announcement-rev-c.pdf" target="_blank">Read the full press release here</a> Films for the shortlisted projects can be seen below. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6BYFxI5IHBpOSIjekLsWbHKvebWH3uCd</p> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0000 American Theatre Wing's Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/american-theatre-wings-andrew-lloyd-webber-initiative http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/american-theatre-wings-andrew-lloyd-webber-initiative <p><strong>Applications now open for grants</strong> The American Theatre Wing announced today that their new Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative, funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, has launched the first grant cycle for the Classroom Resource Grant and will consider grant requests up to $100,000.  The deadline for this cycle is 30 September 2016. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-08-02-ATW-ALW-Classroom-Resource-Grant-Launch-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a>  </p> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Grant awarded to Finding Rhythms http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/grant-awarded-to-finding-rhythms http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/grant-awarded-to-finding-rhythms <p>The Foundation has awarded a new grant of £30,000 over 3 years to support Finding Rhythms music in prisons projects run in 3 young and adult prisons across the UK. The project engages young prisoners with music to promote new patterns of behaviour and helps to create a new generation of prisoners who are less likely to reoffend. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-07-21-Finding-Rhythms.pdf">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Mayor's Music Fund Scholarships http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/mayors-music-fund-scholarships http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/mayors-music-fund-scholarships <p>The Foundation is pleased to announce a grant of £15,000 to support eight new Mayor's Music Fund scholarships for talented young Londoners. Madeleine Lloyd Webber, trustee at the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation said "Mayor's Music Fund Scholarships deliver high quality tuition and inspirational musical opportunities to disadvantaged young people.  This is the heart of our mission and I am delighted to announce support for a further two years of scholarships under their banner." <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-07-20-Mayors-Music-Fund.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Opportunities for Professional Repetiteurs at Scottish Opera http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/opportunities-for-professional-repetiteurs-at-scottish-opera http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/opportunities-for-professional-repetiteurs-at-scottish-opera <p>The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is pleased to announce a new grant of £10,000 to be awarded to Scottish Opera over 2 years. The funding will support 2 year-long traineeships for professional Repetiteurs at Scottish Opera, with the posts going to talented music graduates or early career musicians to develop their careers and experience in Scotland's national touring opera company. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-07-20-Scottish-Opera.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000 "Never has a musical education been more important" http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/never-has-a-musical-education-been-more-important http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/never-has-a-musical-education-been-more-important <p><strong>Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation heralds £2.8 million investment for Music in Secondary Schools Trust</strong> Andrew Lloyd Webber says "“Never has a musical education been more important.  The Arts, and music in particular, are proven to empower young people with the life skills needed for a successful future. I’m delighted my Foundation’s grant means nearly four thousand children will receive free instruments and music tuition.  I only wish government would join in to make it four million.” The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation announces a new grant of £1.4 million to be awarded to the Music in Secondary Schools Trust Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-07-04-ALWF-announces-new-funding-for-MiSST.pdf">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awards $1.3million to the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-awards-1-3million-to-the-american-theatre-wing-founder-of-the-tony-aw http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-awards-1-3million-to-the-american-theatre-wing-founder-of-the-tony-aw <p>On 12th June 2016 at the 70th annual Tony Awards, it was announced that the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is awarding $1.3million to the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards, for the new, national 'Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative'.  The money will go towards establishing a multi-faceted initiative which helps talented students overcome economic barriers to pursue a career in the theatre and provide enterprising state school drama teachers with the resources they need to nurture young talent in their schools. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-06-13-American-Theatre-Wing-press-release.pdf">Click here to download the press release</a>. <a href="http://www.americantheatrewing.org/" target="_blank">For more information on the American Theatre Wing and how to apply to them for funding, click here.</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP9s9VN39pA" target="_blank">Click here to listen to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Heather Hitchens, CEO of the American Theatre Wing, talking backstage at the Tony Awards about the donation</a>.    </p> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 The Bush Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-bush-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-bush-theatre <p>Grant awarded to The Bush Theatre in 2015 has now been announced The Bush Theatre's Emerging Artists Programme has been awarded 3 year's funding by the ALW Foundation. Participants who are writers and associate artists will be mentored and given space and development facilities to complete the first draft of a full length play which will be considered for programming. <a href="https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/bush-theatre-teams-up-with-lloyd-webber-foundation-to-launch-associate-artists-scheme/" target="_blank">Read The Stage article here</a></p> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Eighth round of small grants announced by Theatres Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/eighth-round-of-small-grants-announced-by-theatres-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/eighth-round-of-small-grants-announced-by-theatres-trust <p>The Theatres Trust announces the recipients of the Theatres Protection Fund Small Grants Scheme, which is supported by the ALW Foundation. Successful theatres in this round are;  the Theatre Royal Winchester, Friargate Theatre in York, Tron Theatre in Glasgow, Bridgwater Arts Centre and the Marine Theatre in Lyme Regis. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-05-12-Theatre-Trust-round-8-grants-press-release.pdf">Click here to read the press release</a>  </p> Thu, 12 May 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Young People’s Chorus of New York City http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/young-peoples-chorus-of-new-york-city http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/young-peoples-chorus-of-new-york-city <p style="text-align: left;">In March 2016, the Trustees were delighted to award a grant to the Young People’s Chorus of New York City Satellite Schools’ Programme teaching professional choral singing, free of charge, to 1,100 young people in 14 schools across NYC.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">The classes are available to young people aged 7-18 from diverse backgrounds who would not otherwise have the opportunity to reap the benefits of musical education and performance.</p> <p style="text-align: left;">Francisco J. Nunez, Artistic Director and Founder of Young People's Chorus of New York City said; "We are enormously grateful to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation for its remarkable generosity. This support will help YPC continue to bring the world of music into the lives of New York City's public school children".</p> <p> </p> <p style="text-align: left;"><a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-04-28-Young-Peoples-Chorus-of-NY-City-press-release.pdf">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Seaham Music Academy http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/seaham-music-academy http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/seaham-music-academy <p>The trustees were pleased to award a three year grant in March 2016 to Seaham Music Academy towards their outstanding provision of music tuition and instrument provision to community groups in Seaham, County Durham. Milton Britton B.E.M., President of Seahm Music Academy said; "We are honoured that the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation so readily identifies with Seaham Music Academy's aims that it has granted us £9,000.  Not only does this money help us in our mission to make music lessons affordable to all members of our community but also, because the grant is spread over a three year period, it gives us great confidence to plan for the future".</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0000 JW Productions http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/jw-productions http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/jw-productions <p>JW Productions is an amateur theatre company in Fethard, Eire which specialises in musical theatre and prioritises youth theatre. In March 2016, the trustees of the Foundation awarded them a grant towards future musical productions. Holly-Jean Williamson and Stefan J.Doyle, Joint Owners of JW Productions said; "It is an incredible achievement for our company to be awarded this grant which will do wonders for our productions and also boost the interest in the arts in our area.  The grant supports our work in bringing musical theatre to young people in our area and beyond".</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Oldham Coliseum http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/oldham-coliseum http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/oldham-coliseum <p>In March 2016, the Foundation awarded a grant over 3 years to Oldham Coliseum’s Education Partnership Scheme, providing industry led workshops, master-classes and performances for students from 12 schools across Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside. This grant will support Oldham Coliseum's work in cultivating young people's access to theatre and promoting positive intercultural relations by engaging students from diverse backgrounds in inter-school performances. Carly Henderson, Head of Learning and Engagement at Oldham Coliseum Theatre said; "We are grateful for the ongoing investment ......  It allows us to continue to develop long term relationships with teachers and students from diverse backgrounds, supporting drama as a classroom subject whilst fostering links to Oldham Coliseum Theatre as a place for everyone." <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-04-25-Oldham-Coliseum-press-release.pdf">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Wiltshire Music Centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/wiltshire-music-centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/wiltshire-music-centre <p>In March 2016, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant to Wiltshire Music Centre over 3 years towards their programme of master-classes, workshops, concerts and artist residencies for young musicians. The grant recognises Wiltshire Music Centre's commitment to nurturing musical ability and interest, regardless of age or background and the strength of the organisation's acclaimed Creative Learning Programme. Becky Stothart, Creative Learning Manager to Wilshire Music Centre says; "Our aim is to give young musicians the opportunity to learn from and perform with world-class artists and to be supported to reach their potential through a wide range of exciting music-making opportunities.  The support from the Foundation is helping to make this happen".</p> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Annual Review 2015 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/annual-review-2015 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/annual-review-2015 <p><strong>We are delighted to share with you our Annual Review for 2015.</strong> <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/ALWF-Annual-Review-2015-Interactive-200dpi.pdf">Click here to read our Annual Review 2015</a>. Since 2010, the Foundation has awarded grants of over £11 million to more than 255 recipients, all for projects which make a visible impact on the quality of life of both individuals and local communities. In 2015, the Foundation awarded over £1.5 million in 46 new grants to organisations, made 17 grants totalling £860k to projects in their second and third year of funding and provided 30 musical theatre scholarships worth over £300k to young performers on the brink of their careers.  The grants focus on the enhancement of arts education and participation, improving access to the arts for all, and increasing diversity across the arts, culture and heritage sector.</p> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Andrew Lloyd Webber’s response to the Department of Media Culture and Sport’s white paper announced 23 March 2016 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webbers-response-to-the-department-of-media-culture-and-sports-white-paper-announced-23 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webbers-response-to-the-department-of-media-culture-and-sports-white-paper-announced-23 <blockquote>I hugely welcome the publication of the  Government’s first cultural strategy for 50 years and hope that this will be matched by education policies that ensure access to the arts for all young people. I believe passionately in the empowering force of music and the transformative effect the arts can have on children and young people.  Many of the projects funded by my charitable Foundation are involved in this work but it cannot be left to charities, government support is vital. Every penny spent on the arts results in major returns to the treasury.</blockquote> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Latest Grants announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/latest-grants-announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/latest-grants-announced <p>Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation announces latest grants worth £153K to fund education, training and increased opportunities in the arts. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-11-30-press-release-Oct-2015-grant-annoucement.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Shakespeare's Globe http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/shakespeares-globe http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/shakespeares-globe <p><strong>'New Journeys with Shakespeare' project</strong> The trustees are delighted to award a 3 year grant to Shakespeare's Globe Education’s 'New Journeys with Shakespeare' project which uses the study and performance of Shakespeare’s work to bridge the gap between primary and secondary school for year 6 and 7 students. In 2016 'New Journeys with Shakespeare' will take place in 9 schools across three London boroughs, targeting areas of high social economic deprivation.</p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-society-for-the-protection-of-ancient-buildings http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-society-for-the-protection-of-ancient-buildings <p><strong>The Foundation awards a 2 year grant to fund 4 full-time bursaries</strong> This advanced training scheme is for qualified professionals from the fields of architecture, building surveying or structural engineering to gain experience working on historic buildings across the country through the acquisition of practical skills and knowledge.</p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Lowry http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-lowry http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-lowry <p><strong>Studio Artists Development Programme</strong> The Foundation has awarded the Lowry Centre Trust with a one-off grant towards their programme for emerging artists (individuals and companies) who will receive bespoke support and artistic professional development. Those to benefit from the programme will be young theatre makers, students and recent graduates who will receive professional development to begin their careers in the arts; five artists or companies identified by the Lowry to have talent in writing, performance or production who will receive a year-long package of support and mentoring; and one selected Associate Artist who will benefit from a significant amount of long-term support as well as financial contributions towards productions and placement opportunities.</p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Traverse Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/traverse-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/traverse-theatre <p><strong>Class Act Project</strong> In October 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to Traverse Theatre’s Class Act Project, a professionally led 6-month playwriting scheme for up to 70 secondary school children aged 15 to 18 from five state schools across Edinburgh. The funding will support creative writing workshops held both at the theatre and in schools, to challenge and encourage pupils to draft, develop and stage their own pieces of new writing with the final performances being taken to the Traverse stage.</p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Ulster Youth Orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/ulster-youth-orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/ulster-youth-orchestra <p><strong>Summer Residency</strong> The Foundation has awarded a one-off grant to Ulster Youth Orchestra for their annual 10 day Summer Residency for 90 talented Northern Irish musicians, aged 14-23. The young musicians will receive professional training to develop their abilities and careers, including masterclasses from acclaimed conductor Garry Walker and the residency will culminate in public concerts at Guildhall, Derry and Ulster Hall, Belfast.</p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Bishopsland Educational Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/bishopsland-educational-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/bishopsland-educational-trust <p><strong>3 year grant awarded by the Foundation towards specialist training in British silversmithing</strong> The trustees of the Foundation are delighted to award this grant towards Bishopsland Educational Trust's one year residential course.  Each year 12 participants who have completed a BA in silversmithing or jewellery will receive hands on training, working with metal and materials as well as learning the key skills of balancing books, presenting their work and dealing confidently with clients and exhibition spaces.</p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Landmark Trust announces the opening of St Edward's Presbytery http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/landmark-trust-announces-the-opening-of-st-edwards-presbytery http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/landmark-trust-announces-the-opening-of-st-edwards-presbytery <p>The restoration of this Grade I listed priest's house in Ramsgate was funded entirely by donations, including a grant from the Foundation. Designed and built in 1850/1 by Gothic Revival architect and designer A W N Pugin, this Landmark Trust building opens for self-catering holidays from 30th November 2015 and  is the third and final Landmark building to open this year. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-11-21-St-Edwards-Presbytery-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:00:00 +0000 St Catherine's School http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/st-catherines-school http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/st-catherines-school <p><strong>Jennifer Bate Organ Academy</strong> The Trustees of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation have agreed to fund the Jennifer Bate Organ Academy held at St Catherine’s School in Bramley. This annual residential Academy is designed to develop girls organ performance skills.  Under the tutelage of the internationally–acclaimed virtuoso Dr Jennifer Bate assisted by specialist musicians, girls have masterclasses in choral direction, ensemble performance, improvisation and repertoire. The grant will be used to offer Bursary places at the Academy.</p> Mon, 05 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Little Kids Rock http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/little-kids-rock http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/little-kids-rock <p><strong>Music Tuition Programme</strong> Little Kids Rock Music Tuition programme provides musical instruments, free tuition and performance opportunities to disadvantaged school children across the US. It reaches approximately 200,000 students, aged 5-18, in state run schools in 30 cities including NYC, LA, Chicago and San Francisco. The Foundation's funding will support schools in the New York district, in Nashville, Tennessee and in Tampa, Florida.</p> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0000 2015 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards winners announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/2015-scottish-heritage-angel-awards-winners-announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/2015-scottish-heritage-angel-awards-winners-announced <p><strong>Scotland's first 'Heritage Angels' named at inaugural awards ceremony</strong> Heritage volunteers from across Scotland gathered at Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre this evening (Monday 28th September) as the winners of the very first Scottish Heritage Angel Awards were revealed. This initiative is the first of its kind in Scotland and is funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-09-28-Scottish-Heritage-Angel-Awards-Winners-Announcement-1.pdf">To find out more about the winners click here.</a></p> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Theatres Trust - seventh round of small grants announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/theatres-trust-seventh-round-small-grants-announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/theatres-trust-seventh-round-small-grants-announced <p>Successful theatres in this round are the Upfront Arts Theatre in Penrith, Bristol's volunteer run Wardrobe Theatre, Colne's Pendle Hippodrome, the Category B-listed Theatre Royal Dumfries, and the Horse and Bamboo Theatre in Rossendale. Upfront Arts Theatre, Penrith has received £4,000 towards its 'Upfront Grand Staircase' project to build a linking staircase from the ground to the first floor of its theatre foyer area to significantly improve audience flow around the building. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Theatres-Trust.pdf">Click here to read the press release.</a></p> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Music in Secondary Schools Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/music-secondary-schools-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/music-secondary-schools-trust <p>1000 school children receive violins on their first day at school this week. 2700 children are now part of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Music Programme with the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, Charles Wolfson Charitable Trust and Dame Alice Owen Foundation combining to give unrivalled music opportunities to pupils in eight London schools. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/1000-children-receive-violins-on-their-first-day-at-school.pdf">Click here to read the press release.</a></p> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Historic England Angel Awards Winners 2015 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/historic-england-angel-awards-winners-2015 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/historic-england-angel-awards-winners-2015 <p>Andrew Lloyd Webber joined Historic England last night to announce the winners of this year's Angel Awards. The Angel Awards, funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, are a celebration of the unsung heroes of the heritage world and winners this year include a restored coffin works and a miners' railway hauler house. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Historic-England-Angels-winners.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read about all the winners and for an announcement on the future funding of the Angel Awards.</a></p> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 ALW Foundation announces latest round of grants worth £630K http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/alw-foundation-announces-latest-round-grants-worth-630k http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/alw-foundation-announces-latest-round-grants-worth-630k <p>The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation have announced today it is awarding new grants worth over £630,000 to 21 organisations providing opportunities for young people to include performance, from brass in Norfolk to beat-boxing in Yorkshire, as well as backstage skills, from choreography to costume design. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Foundation-new-grants-September-2015.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read about all the 21 grants awarded</a></p> Tue, 08 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Chickenshed http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/chickenshed http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/chickenshed <p>Young Creator's Programme The Foundation is delighted to be funding Chickenshed again, this time over 3 years, towards their Young Creator's Programme, enabling 165 young people, aged 14-25, to gain creative skills and practical work experience in ten different disciplines related to the behind the scenes areas of the performing arts, including stage lighting, choreography, directing, writing and devising, costume and wardrobe and youth theatre direction. Chickenshed said: "As supporters of the programme since its early days, it is heart-warming that the Trustees are investing in this project with such a significant grant. Having funding secured for multiple years allows us to plan activities, and ensures the sustainability and longevity of the programme going forwards".</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 St George's Bristol http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/st-georges-bristol http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/st-georges-bristol <p>Young Composer's Academy The Trustees of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation have agreed to fund the St George's Bristol Young Composer's Academy over 3 years. The Academy involves 90 music students, aged 15-18, from secondary schools across the South West in a three year immersive, practical programme of workshops and masterclasses. The Academy will focus on music composition of all genres, with opportunities to work with professional composers and musicians.</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/royal-exchange-theatre-manchester http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/royal-exchange-theatre-manchester <p>Young Company Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester The Foundation has awarded funding over 3 years to the Royal Exchange Young Company supporting professional training and mentoring opportunities for young people in performance, writing, technical design, public speaking, marketing and radio production. The Young Company attracts creative, inspiring artists as mentors with recent workshops being led by actor Maxine Peake, writer Jackie Kay, and choreographer Benji Reid.</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Bush Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-bush-theatre-2 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-bush-theatre-2 <p>The Foundation supports The Bush Theatre's Emerging Artists programme over 3 years The Bush Theatre's Emerging Artists Programme has been awarded 3 year's funding by the ALW Foundation. Participants who are writers and associate artists will be mentored and given space and development facilities to complete the first draft of a full length play which will be considered for programming.</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Historic England Angel Awards http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/historic-england-angel-awards http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/historic-england-angel-awards <p>The Foundation supports the continuation of the Historic England Angel Awards 2016-18 The trustees of the ALW Foundation are thrilled to offer their continued support of the Historic England Angel Awards for a further 3 years. Previously known as the English Heritage Angel Awards, they celebrate and highlight the work done by volunteers to rescue and restore local heritage for generations to come. Duncan Wilson, Chief Executive of English Heritage, said: “We are hugely grateful to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation for making the Angel Awards possible. This generous grant of £150,000 will allow us to shine the spotlight on the unsung heroes and heroines of heritage for a further three years. The Angel Awards show what a mammoth task it is to save England’s architectural treasures, great and small. It’s more than any official body can do alone. England’s heritage depends on hundreds of thousands of dedicated people all over the country, passionate individuals, committed communities, professionals, apprentices and most of all ordinary members of the public who care deeply about a building or a place they know that is historic and in need. Historic England and the Andrew Loyd Webber Foundation look forward to highlighting even more astonishing rescues over the years to come. Watch out for the Historic England Angel Awards 2016!”</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/aylesbury-vale-youth-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/aylesbury-vale-youth-theatre <p>The Foundation has awarded a 2 year grant to the Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre, a company run for and by 16-25 year olds, giving participants a chance to get involved in all aspects of theatre, including performance, technical or production roles. Company Manager, Hannah Austin, said: "Receiving this grant from the Andrew Lloyd Webber foundation is invaluable to AVYT. So much more than just a number, the grant provides continuity for our company, the ability to plan ahead and the confidence to invest in equipment and training that adds so much value to our projects. We're really passionate about continuing to be as accessible as possible, and going above and beyond to provide quality, valuable experience and training, for young people aged 16-25, both on stage and behind the scenes. The support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has helped to ensure we can continue to do this, and AVYT is so grateful!"</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The JMK Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-jmk-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-jmk-trust <p>Development Weeks The Foundation is delighted to be supporting the JMK Trust again by way of a grant towards their Emerging Director Development Weeks, offering the opportunity for new Directors to work with and learn from key professionals in the theatre industry, taking part in workshops with actors and getting valuable feedback on their work. Jo Holding, General Manager at the JMK Trust said: "We are delighted that the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation have been able to support our development weeks through which we offer talented young and emerging directors the opportunity to meet and work with key people from the industry and have time with actors to develop their practice. It enables us to offer additional support to our JMK Award finalists and regional bursary recipients which can substantially benefit their development and career progress. Director Justin Audibert curates and facilitates the weeks and past contributors have included Rupert Goold, Sam Potter, Vicky Featherstone and Matthew Warchus. Through the contacts made during this time participants have gone on to be offered paid directing opportunities."</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Eskdale Mill http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/eskdale-mill http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/eskdale-mill <p>Eskdale Mill, located near the waterfalls of Whillan Beck in Lake District National Park, has been awarded one-off grant from the Foundation towards the installation of a self-sustaining waterwheel. Eskdale Mill is a grade 2* listed watermill dating from 1539, rescued by local people in 2003 who set up the Trust and rasied £130,000 to save it from County Council disposal. The Mill is now open to the public as a visitor attraction and educational resource on commercial milling, receiving over 7,000 visitors a year. Peter van Zeller of Eskdale Mill said: "After five years of planning and fundraising towards this new waterwheel project, it is gratifying to be offered such support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. It covers the last hurdle before construction and installation can begin, enabling our aspiration to make the ancient Eskdale Watermill sustainable for the future."</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Stalham Brass Band http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/stalham-brass-band http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/stalham-brass-band <p>The Trustees of the ALW Foundation are very happy to announce their grant to Stalham Brass Band towards brass band music tuition and instrument loan for young people in Norfolk. Dr Timothy Thirst, Director of Music at Stalham Brass Band said: "This grant makes a major inroad into our fundraising and has ensured that children in the Stalham area will receive free music instrument loan and free music tuition. We look forward to working with the Foundation and thank them for their confidence in us."</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Donmar Warehouse http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/donmar-warehouse http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/donmar-warehouse <p>The Donmar Warehouse has received a grant from the Foundation towards its educational project for up to 240 state school A level, GCSE and BTEC English and Drama students, to engage with productions and texts, starting with seeing the professional performance then exploring the work through a series of workshops and rehearsals, culminating in taking part in a related performance piece on the Donmar stage.</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Blue Apple Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/blue-apple-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/blue-apple-theatre <p>The Blue Apple Theatre in Winchester has received a grant from the Foundation to support members with learning disabilities.  Blue Apple Theatre empowers people with learning disabilities through theatre, dance and film, providing opportunities to participate in regular, integrated drama and dance sessions leading to public performance.</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Northern Ballet http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/northern-ballet http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/northern-ballet <p>START Schools Project Northern Ballet's START Schools project has been awarded a 3 year grant by the ALW Foundation. This project is for young dancers, delivering dance workshops and supported visits to ballet productions for primary and secondary school children in the Leeds area, bringing dance to those who would otherwise have minimal opportunity to engage with the arts. Director of Learning, Selina McGonagle said: “Northern Ballet are committed to broadening access to dance for people of all ages, means, and abilities. START Schools is a vital part of our mission to enable disadvantaged young people to take part in dance and gain that inspiring first visit to the theatre. With a recent loss in funding for the project, we were close to having to reduce the scope of START Schools at a time when the opportunities offered by the project are as needed as ever. We are hugely grateful for the three-year support of the Foundation. The grant will ensure that we can continue to deliver these experiences to thousands of young people from our local community over the next three years, and will support our work in breaking down the barriers that many face in accessing the arts”.</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 DJ School UK http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/dj-school-uk http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/dj-school-uk <p>The ALW Foundation are pleased to confirm a one-off grant to DJ School UK working in collaboration with West Yorkshire Playhouse and Yorkshire Dance. Taking place over 4 terms of weekly workshops, the project provides professional tuition and combines art forms of dance, DJing, music production, rapping, beatboxiing and singing to produce original performance pieces and compositions at the end of each term. DJ School UK said: “DJ School UK are thrilled to have been successful in receiving a grant from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. The grant will help us develop an innovative project in performing arts with the West Yorkshire Playhouse and Yorkshire Dance. Young people will be able to learn more about other art forms and benefit from taking part in creative performance based activities in Yorkshire”.</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Hackney Empire http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/hackney-empire http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/hackney-empire <p>Young Artists Company The Trustees of the ALW Foundation have agreed to fund the Hackney Empire Young Artists Company in order to learn all aspects of producing their own piece of musical theatre and gain skills and confidence to develop as professional artists. The project will take place over a period of one year in weekly evening sessions and intense weeks in the Summer/Spring holidays, culminating in production at Hackney Empire and tour to Edinburgh Festival in Summer 2016. Hackney Empire said: "The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation funding will enable us create a new Young Company of emerging artists, helping them to take the next step on the path to a career in the industry. The participants in the Young Company will have graduated from our Artist Development Programme for 13 – 17 year olds, and we’re delighted that we can now continue working with these young people through to 21 years, helping them develop as artists. The ethos at Hackney Empire is very much about encouraging and supporting BAME young people and helping break through that glass ceiling, and this grant from the ALW Foundation will help support a new generation".</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 National Youth Jazz Collective http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/national-youth-jazz-collective http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/national-youth-jazz-collective <p>Summer School The Foundation has awarded a 2 year grant to the National Youth Jazz Collective intensive Summer School. This grant will fund ten bursaries for talented young jazz musicians from low income families. The week-long intensive residential course is for 45 musicians, aged 8-18, working with renowned professional musicians and composers.</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 RADA http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/rada http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/rada <p>Youth Company The ALW Foundation are happy to support the RADA Youth Company Saturday School over 3 years, which aims to nurture talented young people from all backgrounds, widening participation in drama and higher education by giving 16 young people, aged 16-20, the opportunity to experience high quality ensemble drama training on a weekly basis over the course of a year.</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 English Schools Orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/english-schools-orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/english-schools-orchestra <p>Composing, Improvising and Performance Project The Foundation has awarded the English Schools Orchestra a one off grant towards this project with aims to bridge the gap between school, college and the life of a professional musician. Led by the ESO and music students at Goldsmiths, University of London, 30 A Level, GCSE and vocational course music students from the Lewisham borough are given professional music guidance and experience. Bob Pepper MBE, Project Director at the ESO said: "The English Schools' Orchestra members, trustees and teachers are delighted and so grateful that the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation grant has enabled us to reach even more disadvantaged young people and help them to develop their composing and performing skills in music".</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Future Talent http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/future-talent http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/future-talent <p>Career Advice, Performance and Mentoring Programme The Trustees of the ALW Foundation have awarded Future Talent a 3 year grant towards their Career Advice, Performance and Mentoring Programme which provides opportunities for 36 talented musicians from low income backgrounds from Yorkshire, North West, North East, East and West Midlands. Craig Titley, Future Talent Chief Executive said: "Future Talent believes that all young people with a musical talent have the right to realise their dreams and ambitions regardless of financial circumstances or background. The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation grant towards our Career Advice, Performance and Mentoring Programme is not only a powerful endorsement of our work but will help us nurture and support many more gifted young musicians from across the UK over the next three years. We are very grateful to the Foundation for its support at this time."  </p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Tricycle Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/tricycle-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/tricycle-theatre <p>Youth Takeover Programme The ALW Foundation has awarded the Tricycle Theatre a 2 year grant towards their Youth Takeover programme, an annual programme for over 300 young people, aged 11-25, to train and gain experience in all aspects of working in a theatre, including directing, acting, stage management, lighting, set and sound design. Liam Shea, Creative Learning Director at Tricycle, said: "We are hugely grateful that the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has extended their funding towards the Tricycle Takeover. Takeover gives young unheard voices the opportunity to speak out about what is happening in their world, to build up skills that will improve their lives and boost self-esteem, helping them to bring about positive change."</p> Mon, 07 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation welcomes historian Simon Thurley to board of Trustees http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-welcomes-historian-simon-thurley-board-trustees http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-welcomes-historian-simon-thurley-board-trustees <p>We are delighted to announce the appointment of Simon Thurley, historian and former CEO of English Heritage, to the board of Trustees. As former Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, Director of the Museum of London and, until May of this year, CEO of English Heritage, Thurley brings with him extensive expertise in protecting and preserving our heritage. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-09-02-Simon-Thurley-joins-Andrew-Lloyd-Webber-Foundation-board-of-Trustees.pdf">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Wed, 02 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Theatre Royal Wakefield awarded a grant to support their search for new talent http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/theatre-royal-wakefield-awarded-grant-support-search-new-talent http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/theatre-royal-wakefield-awarded-grant-support-search-new-talent <p>This funding from the Foundation provides bursaries to Theatre Royal Performance Academy students who might not otherwise be able to take part in their weekly theatre training class. Murray Edwards, Executive Director at the Theatre Royal Wakefield, said: “‘We are very grateful to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation for their support for our work with young people. It has been one of our over-riding aims to ensure that as many people as possible can take part in our youth programmes when we are aware that many families have limited financial resources. We believe it is essential that new generations are nurtured and encouraged to take a practical interest in the arts and this support will enable us to widen our participation base. Having just completed an extremely exciting run of Cats, we are now looking forward to our youth production of Jesus Christ Superstar in 2016." <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-08-27-Theatre-Royal-Wakefield-press-release.pdf">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards shortlist announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/scottish-heritage-angel-awards-shortlist-announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/scottish-heritage-angel-awards-shortlist-announced <p>The shortlist for the first ever Scottish Heritage Angel Awards has been announced today and the 12-strong shortlist spans the length and breadth of the country, from Orkney to Dumfries and Galloway. The awards, funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, welcomed well over 80 nominations. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-08-24-Scottish-Heritage-Angel-Awards-Shortlist-Announcement-National-Release-FV.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Inaugural Recipients of Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Sarah Brightman Scholarships Announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/inaugural-recipients-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-sarah-brightman-scholarships-announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/inaugural-recipients-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-sarah-brightman-scholarships-announced <p>The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation today announced that tenor Alexander Grainger and soprano Alexandra Lowe are the first to have been awarded the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Sarah Brightman Scholarships. Inaugural Recipients of Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Sarah Brightman Scholarships Announced The scholarships will support heir postgraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music on the two year Master of Music Programme. Earlier this year, Sarah Brightman made a donation to the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation from the proceeds of the sale at Christies of two pieces of tiger jewellery by Cartier, formerly from the collection of the Duchess of Windsor, which had been given to her by her then husband Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Foundation decided to use this donation towards music scholarships supporting a soprano and a tenor in their studies. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-07-21-RNCM-Sarah-Brightman-Scholarship-FINAL.pdf">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Heritage Lottery Fund awards grant to project supported by the ALW Foundation http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/heritage-lottery-fund-awards-grant-project-supported-alw-foundation http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/heritage-lottery-fund-awards-grant-project-supported-alw-foundation <p>Pugin's Church and Shrine of St Augustine, Ramsgate have succeeded in their Heritage Lottery Fund bid to complete the restoration of their church and create an educational resource for Pugin scholars. The ALW Foundation awarded a grant of £25,000 to the church towards the project in 2014. <a href="http://www.itv.com/news/2015-07-14/with-god-and-the-heritage-lottery-fund-on-our-side/" target="_blank">Click this link for an ITV News article on Pugin's Church, Ramsgate by ITV new presenter, Alastair Stewart.</a></p> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries launches paid arts placements for 40 graduates from lower income backgrounds http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/weston-jerwood-creative-bursaries-launches-paid-arts-placements-40-graduates-lower-income-background http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/weston-jerwood-creative-bursaries-launches-paid-arts-placements-40-graduates-lower-income-background <p>The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme is developing talent and diversity in the arts by committing £430,000 directly to young people from lower income backgrounds. The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries programme, supported by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, aims to create a more level playing field for talented individuals to break into competitive arts careers. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-06-16-Weston-Jerwood-Creative-Bursaries-Launch-release-Final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Music in Secondary Schools Trust students perform with Nicola Benedetti at the Barbican http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/music-secondary-schools-trust-students-perform-nicola-benedetti-barbican http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/music-secondary-schools-trust-students-perform-nicola-benedetti-barbican <p>400 children performed on stage with world renowned violinist, Nicola Benedetti, at the Barbican on 11 May 2015. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/grants/the-music-in-secondary-schools-trust/" target="_blank">Full details and images of the concert and rehearsals can be found by clicking here.</a></p> Tue, 12 May 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awards grants worth £515K to fund education, accessibility and diversity in the arts http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-awards-grants-worth-515k-fund-education-accessibility-diversity-arts http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-awards-grants-worth-515k-fund-education-accessibility-diversity-arts <p>The Foundation announces today that it is awarding new grants worth over £515,000 to 11 organisations, facilitating enhancement of arts education, improving access to the arts for all, and increasing diversity across the arts, heritage and culture sector. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-04-22-ALWF-press-release-new-grants-awarded-March-2015.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for more information on the grants awarded.</a></p> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/birmingham-contemporary-music-group http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/birmingham-contemporary-music-group <p>In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to Birmingham Contemporary Music Group to fund an Apprentice Composer in Residence for an emerging artist, who will be given access to rehearsals, workshops and concerts, and tasked to produce two new pieces of music for performance. www.bcmg.org.uk  </p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Children's Hospice South West http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/childrens-hospice-south-west http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/childrens-hospice-south-west <p>In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation agreed a 2 year grant to Children's Hospice South West to roll out music therapy sessions with a qualified music therapist in their centres in Devon, Cornwall and Bristol. <a href="http://www.chsw.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.chsw.org.uk</a></p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Scottish Opera http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/scottish-opera http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/scottish-opera <p>In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to Scottish Opera to fund a year-long training programme for a professional Repetiteur. The recipient will be a talented music graduate or early career musician and will receive a wide range of opportunities and experience with this respected touring opera company. The established training programme is able to demonstrate effective career development. www.scottishopera.org.uk</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Birmingham Repertory Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/birmingham-repertory-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/birmingham-repertory-theatre <p>In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded a 3 year grant to Birmingham Rep towards the Foundry Project supporting 6 new writers, 6 directors and 6 theatre makers each year, giving hands-on experience of creating a professional large scale piece of work via high quality workshops and expert mentoring. www.birmingham-rep.co.uk</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Clean Break http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/clean-break http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/clean-break <p>In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant to Clean Break over 3 years towards their Education Programme providing Performance Courses for women offenders. The courses build confidence, self-esteem and develop written and communication skills by using theatre and performance techniques within a supportive environment. www.cleanbreak.org.uk</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Watermill Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-watermill-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-watermill-theatre <p>In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant to the Watermill Theatre over 3 years to fund year-long trainee posts for Production/Stage Management Assistants. The recipients will be post A-level students who have not had the opportunity to go to University; the well managed project will equip them with specific hands on experience and practical skills to confidently apply for full time work in the industry. www.watermill.org.uk</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 National Orchestra For All http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/national-orchestra-for-all http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/national-orchestra-for-all <p>The National Orchestra For All (NOFA) is an orchestra of young musicians nominated by teachers and partner music charities for their hard work and commitment rather than pure advanced technique. In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded NOFA a grant over 3 years towards their intensive residential Summer Courses. www.nofa.org.uk</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Wilton's Music Hall http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/wiltons-music-hall http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/wiltons-music-hall <p>In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded a 3 year grant to Wilton's towards their Arts Learning and Participation programme for local schools and the Wapping/Tower Hamlets community, which will include developing their Youth Theatre, special performances and workshops for schools, and partnerships with other artistic organisations. www.wiltons.org.uk</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The BRIT School http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-brit-school http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-brit-school <p>In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant over 2 years to the BRIT School to fund "The Bridge Company" - a company of post sixth form students, selected and trained to run every aspect of their own theatre company, receiving master classes, workshops and mentoring from BRIT School tutors, industry professionals and practitioners. This follows a successful first year of funding provided by the Foundation in 2014. www.brit.croydon.sch.uk</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 National Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/national-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/national-theatre <p>In March 2015, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant over 3 years to the NT Connections Festival of new plays involving over 200 youth theatres and schools across the UK to produce new work and experience professional theatre in conjunction with NT practitioners and partner theatres. <a href="http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.nationaltheatre.org.uk</a></p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation supports Pugin's Church of St Augustine's in Ramsgate http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-supports-pugins-church-st-augustines-ramsgate http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-supports-pugins-church-st-augustines-ramsgate <p>The grant, which was confirmed in October 2014, will go towards the reinstatement of the church chancel and rood screen to Pugin's original design. Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation supports Pugin's Church of St Augustine's in Ramsgate. A celebration event took place at the church on Monday 2nd March to thank those organisations who have supported the project. Christopher Maton, one of the ALW Foundation Trustees, presented Fr Marcus Holden with a plaque to acknowledge the Foundation's support. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-03-02-Pugins-Church-Ramsgate.pdf">Click here to read the press release.</a></p> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Foundation's Canaletto to tour UK in significant exhibition http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/foundations-canaletto-tour-uk-significant-exhibition http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/foundations-canaletto-tour-uk-significant-exhibition <p>Following six years on permanent exhibition at Tate Britain, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is delighted to be loaning its "London: The Old Horse Guards from St James's Park" by Canaletto to 'Canaletto: Celebrating Britain'. The exhibition opens at Compton Verney on 14 March and tours to the Holburne Museum and the Abbot Hall Art Gallery. The painting will be shown for the first time alongside a largely unknown Canaletto view of the new Horse Guards building in Whitehall, from a private collection. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-02-06-CANALETTO-Compton-Verney-exhibition.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release.</a></p> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Sixth Round of Small Grants Announced by The Theatres Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/sixth-round-small-grants-announced-theatres-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/sixth-round-small-grants-announced-theatres-trust <p>The Theatre's Trust's Small Grants Scheme, funded by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, helps theatres in need and at risk address urgent building repairs, improve their operational viability, introduce environmental improvements, and enhance physical accessibility. Grants this time have been awarded to:- <strong>Little Angel Theatre, London</strong>.  Their grant will help repair and replace the flat roof over the administrative office and backstage section of the theatre. <strong>Actors Workshop, Halifax</strong>. The funds from the Small Grants Scheme will help repair roof tiles and gutters of the theatre. <strong>Dunoon Burgh Hall, Scotland</strong>.  Funding will help install a low rise lifting platform to provide access to the stage, ensuring this facility is fully accessible for wheelchairs and those with mobility needs. <strong>People's Theatre, Newcastl</strong><strong>e</strong>.  Funds awarded will help the theatre undertake essential building services work and asbestos removal in advance of some major redevelopment work to the front of the theatre. <strong>Polka Theatre, London</strong>.  Their grant will go towards repositioning and replacing faulty air conditioning and heating units to improve energy efficiency and reduce maintenance costs. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Theatres-Trust-sixth-round-of-grants-February-2015.pdf">Click here to read the press release</a>.</p> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Paines Plough's Roundabout wins "Theatre Building of the Year" at The Stage Awards http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/paines-ploughs-roundabout-wins-theatre-building-year-stage-awards http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/paines-ploughs-roundabout-wins-theatre-building-year-stage-awards <p>The trustees of the Foundation were delighted to hear that Paines Plough's Roundabout Theatre has won "Theatre Building of the Year" at The Stage Awards held at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on 30th January 2015. The Roundabout was the first ever fully self-contained portable auditorium and its design and build were funded by the Foundation back in September 2012. The Roundabout share their win with the Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse at this year's awards. <a href="https://www.thestage.co.uk/awards/" target="_blank">Click here for the full list of winners of The Stage Awards 2015.</a></p> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Royal Court Liverpool http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/royal-court-liverpool http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/royal-court-liverpool <p><strong>Youth Theatre</strong> In October 2014 the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to the Royal Court Liverpool towards their Youth Theatre provision which provides free access to training, workshops, masterclasses and personal development to young people from low income and disadvantaged backgrounds.  The project gives valuable work experience helping access future employment. <a href="http://www.royalcourttrust.org/" target="_blank">www.royalcourttrust.org</a></p> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Mayor's Music Fund http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/mayors-music-fund http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/mayors-music-fund <p>Youth Music Theatre Orchestra Programme In October 2014 the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to the Mayor's Music Fund to part fund a Youth Music Theatre Orchestra programme and workshops in conjunction with the Lyric Hammersmith. This project provides the young participants with strong progression routes and professional experience and will culminate in the orchestra performing at one of the Youth Music Theatre's commissioned musicals at the Lyric. www.mfym.org.uk</p> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 National Youth Theatre of Great Britain http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/national-youth-theatre-great-britain http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/national-youth-theatre-great-britain <p>Grant awarded to the NYT REP Company National Youth Theatre of Great Britain In October 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant to the National Youth Theatre REP Company over 3 years providing real professional experience for young actors. The NYT REP brings together young talented 18-25 year olds with highly regarded, established theatre practitioners. 15 young people will spend 9 months on an intensive programme of workshops, masterclasses and performance opportunities culminating in a 10 week repertory season in the West End. www.nyt.org.uk</p> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Landmark Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-landmark-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-landmark-trust <p>Pugin's Grade I listed St Edward's Presbytery in Ramsgate In October 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to The Landmark Trust towards the restoration of Pugin's Grade I listed St Edward's Presbytery in Ramsgate. The project will restore the Presbytery to its original design and features, rescuing it from the English Heritage at Risk register, and adapt it as a self-contained self-catering holiday let to experience the way of life in Pugin's time. www.landmarktrust.org.uk</p> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Manchester Camerata http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/manchester-camerata http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/manchester-camerata <p>The ALW Foundation awards the Manchester Camerata a grant over 2 years Manchester Camerata The grant was awarded in October 2014 towards their creative music programme for young people across Greater Manchester designed and led by Manchester Camerata's own Youth Forum. The programme is designed to create a pathway from first creative encounter through to peer leader and ultimately on to young, independent artist. <a href="http://www.gmchamber.co.uk/stories/member-news-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-renews-camerata-grant#.VJgAs5Wsg-8.twitter" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release.</a></p> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Royal Court Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/royal-court-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/royal-court-theatre <p>The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation renews support for the brightest new talent in playwriting through the Royal Court Theatre Writers Groups The Royal Court Theatre In November 2014, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed a further three years funding towards Royal Court Theatre's writers groups, enabling them to support writers from the widest walks of life and all stages in their careers. Writers groups will unearth new talent, nurture emerging artists and establish careers of professional playwrights. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2014-12-17-Royal-Court-Announcement-Andrew-Lloyd-Webber-Foundation.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for the full press release.</a> www.royalcourttheatre.com</p> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Letchworth Arts Centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/letchworth-arts-centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/letchworth-arts-centre <p>In October 2014, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a one-off grant to Letchworth Arts Centre towards their performing arts project aimed at primary school children, vocational school students and performing arts students.  </p> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Amateur Dramatics Ecchinswell http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/amateur-dramatics-ecchinswell http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/amateur-dramatics-ecchinswell <p>In October 2014, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a one-off grant to Ecchinswell Amateur Dramatics towards lighting, scenery and accessories for their annual productions.</p> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Everyman and Playhouse - Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/everyman-playhouse-liverpool-merseyside-theatres http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/everyman-playhouse-liverpool-merseyside-theatres <p>The Everyman and Playhouse are 2 buildings with many audiences and communities, brought together by a sincere belief that theatre at its best transforms lives. In October 2014, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded them a grant over 3 years towards their Young Directors and Young Producers programme which offers young theatre makers on the brink of their careers professional opportunities and on the job experience. The young participants will learn script analysis, rehearsal structure and approaches to working with artists, supporting the theatres' Artistic Director and Associate Director on productions and directing the Young Everyman Playhouse (YEP) actors, technicians and communicators. <a href="http://www.everymanplayhouse.com/" target="_blank">www.everymanplayhouse.com  </a></p> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The North East of Scotland Music School http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/north-east-scotland-music-school http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/north-east-scotland-music-school <p>The North East of Scotland Music School (NESMS) provides expert tuition for gifted musicians in Aberdeenshire. Tutors from top orchestras, music schools and conservatoires in the UK travel to NESMS regularly for masterclasses, one to one tuition, orchestra training thus providing a level of training and expertise not otherwise available. In October 2014, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded NESMS a one-off grant towards the travel costs of these visiting professionals. <a href="https://www.nesms.org.uk" target="_blank">www.nesms.org.uk </a>    </p> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 00:00:00 +0000 House of Lords debate on Arts in Education http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/house-lords-debate-arts-education http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/house-lords-debate-arts-education <p>Today, Thursday 27th November 2014, The Earl of Clancarty led a debate in the House of Lords on the case for arts education in schools. Lord Lloyd Webber believes passionately in the importance of the arts in education but was sadly unable to take part due to rehearsals for the new production of CATS at the London Palladium.  He is most grateful to the Earl of Clancarty for raising the debate and would like to make the following points: "Quite apart from the intrinsic value of the arts to people of all ages, there is growing research evidence on the benefits of high quality arts provision in developing a range of skills and attributes in young people, from confidence to increased creativity. As the OEDC report on the impact of arts education concluded: 'the main justification for arts education is clearly the acquisition of artistic habits of mind ... not only the mastery of craft and technique, but also skills such as close observation, envisioning, exploration, persistence, expression, collaboration and reflection - the skills in thinking and creativity and the social and behavioural skills that are developed in the arts.' I was particularly struck by the difference excellent music provision can make to schools in challenging circumstances when I visited Highbury Grove School in Islington in November 2012.  The school has a high proportion of students from less advantaged backgrounds, with 71.3% in receipt of Pupil Premium funding and 50% with English as a second language.  Against this background they have built up a phenomenal classical music programme for all students. 700 of them receive free instruments and tuition, and are able to play in orchestras and ensembles as well as in some inspiring venues. As well as achieving Artsmark Gold three times, Highbury Grove was rated outstanding by Ofsted in 2010 and examination results in all subjects are improving year on year. Inspired by Highbury Grove's achievements, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation established the Music in Secondary Schools Trust in conjunction with the Charles Wolfson Trust in 2013. 1700 children in 6 secondary schools are now benefiting from the 'Andrew Lloyd Webber' programme. The benefits are already being seen, with Lister Schools' most recent Ofsted report being raised to Category 2 (good). There is currently no legislation that ensures every child has an entitlement to high quality arts provision throughout their education. High quality teaching and in depth experiences benefits not just individuals, but schools, communities and the wider community."</p> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Cupar Youth Musical Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/cupar-youth-musical-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/cupar-youth-musical-theatre <p>Cupar Youth Musical Theatre (CYMT)  provides valuable theatrical experience for young people in this remote part of Scotland. In October 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded CYMT a one-off grant to this community project.</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Theatre Royal Plymouth http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/theatre-royal-plymouth http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/theatre-royal-plymouth <p>In October 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one off grant to the Theatre Royal Plymouth towards their Young Company Hubs Programme enabling young people in various areas of Plymouth to explore drama without the barriers of cost or transport. www.theatreroyal.com</p> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Community First Wiltshire http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/community-first-wiltshire http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/community-first-wiltshire <p>Youth Action Wiltshire, part of Community First, has been awarded a grant by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation to fund a music project over 2 years involving Wiltshire young carers, schools and music groups. The "Listen to Us" project will offer workshops leading to performances and regular music groups for young carers who wish to continue their involvement with making music. <a href="http://www.youthactionwiltshire.org/" target="_blank">www.youthactionwiltshire.org </a> <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Community-First-YAW-press-release-Nov-2014.pdf">Click here to read the press release.  </a></p> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Launch of the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/launch-scottish-heritage-angel-awards http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/launch-scottish-heritage-angel-awards <p>Funded by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards has been launched today and will showcase the on-going work and dedication of volunteers throughout Scotland who are helping to safeguard Scotland's historic environment. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Scottish-Heritage-Angel-Awards-Final.pdf" target="_blank">Please click here to read the full press release. </a> <a href="http://www.scottishheritageangelawards.org.uk">www.scottishheritageangelawards.org.uk</a></p> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 00:00:00 +0000 English Heritage Angel Awards 2014 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/english-heritage-angel-awards-2014 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/english-heritage-angel-awards-2014 <p>Winners of the English Heritage Angel Awards 2014 were announced this evening at The Palace Theatre, London. Andrew Lloyd Webber was joined by Culture Secretary Sajid Javid at this, the fourth Angel Awards, co-funded by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/EH-Angel-Awards-2014-winners-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read about the winners.</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Shakespeare's Globe http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/shakespeares-globe-2 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/shakespeares-globe-2 <p>A report from their Music Assistant Trainee, a post funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. This is Aleksandra Giersz, Shakespeare's Globe Music Assistant Trainee.  She has written a report on her first two months in post. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/828-Report-on-Aleksandras-first-two-months-at-the-Globe.pdf" target="_blank">Please click here to read it.</a></p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 QEST update http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/qest-update http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/qest-update <p>The Foundation receives progress reports from the scholar and apprentice they are funding through QEST. Following the Foundation's grant awarded to QEST in September 2012 over 5 years, we are delighted to have received progress reports from <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/562-QEST-Kate-M-Progress-report-Oct-2014.pdf" target="_blank">Kate Montagne-MacDonald</a> and <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/562-QEST-Paul-K-Progress-report-Oct-2014.pdf">Paul Kirkos</a>.</p> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Duchess of Windsor's Cartier Jewels to be auctioned http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/duchess-windsors-cartier-jewels-auctioned http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/duchess-windsors-cartier-jewels-auctioned <p>A gift from Lord Lloyd Webber to Sarah Brightman, once owned by the Duchess of Windsor, two iconic Cartier Tigers go on sale at Christie's. By virtue of their unique history, Sarah Brightman intends to offer a portion of the proceeds from the sale to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Sarah-Brightman-Cartier-Jewels-auction-Sept-2014.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release. </a></p> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 00:00:00 +0000 English Heritage Angel Awards 2014 - shortlisted projects announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/english-heritage-angel-awards-2014-shortlisted-projects-announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/english-heritage-angel-awards-2014-shortlisted-projects-announced <p>Prehistoric rock carvings on the Yorkshire Moors, a vandalised urban church with hidden murals, one of the last working farrier blacksmith's in the country, a carpenter talent-spotted while a trainee labourer, an 18th century water mill providing electricity for the national grid and a lost Georgian landscape - these are among 16 heritage projects that have made it to the shortlist for the English Heritage Angel Awards 2014.</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/scottish-heritage-angel-awards http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/scottish-heritage-angel-awards <p>New awards programme launched to recognise the work of the voluntary sector in championing Scotland's heritage. A new awards programme to celebrate the contribution of volunteers across Scotland who work to protect, understand and value the historic environment was launched today. The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards will recognise the work of voluntary groups and individuals in protecting and celebrating our built heritage, and will be funded by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Scottish-Heritage-Angel-Awards-FINAL-2.pdf" target="_blank">Read the full press release here.</a></p> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Theatres Trust Fifth Round of Small Grants Announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/theatres-trust-fifth-round-small-grants-announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/theatres-trust-fifth-round-small-grants-announced <p>The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce its fifth round of small capital grants to theatres across the nation. These small grants from the Theatres Protection Fund, supported by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation,  have been awarded to; Shanklin Theatre, Isle of Wight Theatre Royal Stratford East, London Players Theatre, Thame Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells Blackpool Grand Theatre <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/theatres-trust-fifth-round-of-grants-Aug-2014.pdf"> Click here to read the full press release.</a></p> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Church Treasures update http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/church-treasures-update http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/church-treasures-update <p>Following the Foundation's grant awarded to the Cathedrals and Church Buildings Division, we are delighted to hear that other organisations have also agreed to support some of these beautiful Church Treasures across the country that are most in need of conservation. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Church-Treasures-Update-July-2014.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for more information.</a></p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Caius House http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/caius-house http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/caius-house <p>In June 2014 the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a one-off grant to Caius House towards their Mini Music Industry project for disadvantaged 11-21 year olds.  The project will provide intensive and professional training in the music recording industry as well as singing and performance tuition. <a href="http://www.caiushouse.org" target="_blank">www.caiushouse.org </a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Society of Architectural Historians of GB http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/society-architectural-historians-gb http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/society-architectural-historians-gb <p>In June 2014 the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a one-off grant to the Society of Architectural Historians of GB towards their bursary scheme supporting PhD students during their research and studies. <a href="http://www.sahgb.org.uk" target="_blank">www.sahgb.org.uk</a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Theatre Royal Stratford East http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/theatre-royal-stratford-east http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/theatre-royal-stratford-east <p>In June 2014 the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a grant over 2 years to the Theatre Royal Stratford East towards their Musical Theatre Initiative to commission and produce new musical theatre works in a process of intensive development with Theatre Royal Stratford East practitioners. <a href="http://www.stratfordeast.com" target="_blank">www.stratfordeast.com</a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Berkshire Maestros http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/berkshire-maestros http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/berkshire-maestros <p style="text-align: left;">In June 2014, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a one-off grant to the Berkshire Maestros towards their Academy on Sundays Scheme for exceptionally able young musicians aged 9 to 15 to work with specialist instrumental coaches, visiting professional musicians and conductors. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/Berkshire-Maestros-press-release-sept-2014.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for more information.</a> <a href="http://www.berkshiremaestros.org.uk" target="_blank">www.berkshiremaestros.org.uk </a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Tricycle Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/tricycle-theatre-2 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/tricycle-theatre-2 <p>In June 2014 the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a grant to the Tricycle Theatre towards the Tricycle Takeover, giving over 200 young people aged 11-25 from Brent and surrounding areas the opportunity to programme and present work on the Tricycle stage and gain experience in all aspects of working in a theatre, including directing, producing, acting, stage management, lighting, set and sound design. <a href="http://www.tricycle.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.tricycle.co.uk </a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Roundhouse http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/roundhouse http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/roundhouse <p>In June 2014 the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a grant over 2 years to the Roundhouse to fund 2 trainees on their Performing Arts Traineeships Scheme, learning from the Roundhouse's arts professionals to gain an insight into the creative industries, learning different aspects of programming and artistic development. <a href="http://www.roundhouse.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.roundhouse.org.uk </a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Jerwood Charitable Foundation http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/jerwood-charitable-foundation http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/jerwood-charitable-foundation <p>In June 2014 the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a grant over 2 years to the Jerwood Charitable Foundation towards their Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries to fund year long creative bursaries for talented young graduates on entry level roles within key arts organisations. Host organisations will provide job training, mentoring, professional development, networking opportunities and advice for the future. <a href="http://jerwoodcharitablefoundation.org/creative-bursaries" target="_blank">www.jerwoodcharitablefoundation.org/creative-bursaries </a></p> Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Second annual Scottish Heritage Angel Awards ceremony takes place in Edinburgh http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/second-annual-scottish-heritage-angel-awards http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/second-annual-scottish-heritage-angel-awards <p>A project to collect and record bricks, the restoration of a WW1 memorial in Orkney, and a television channel run by young people to highlight an archaeological dig, were amongst the winners revealed at the second annual Scottish Heritage Angel Awards, held in Edinburgh on 18 October 2016. Funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, the Angel Awards culminated in winners being named across five categories at a ceremony hosted by author and broadcaster, Vanessa Collingridge.  The evening and awards programme was a celebration of the efforts of remarkable volunteers, or 'Angels' who give up their time to help better understand, appreciate, protect and celebrate Scotland's heritage and history. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-10-18-Scottish-Heritage-Angels-National-final-winners.pdf" target="_blank">For more information on the winners, click here</a> Go to our Facebook page to find videos of the winning projects.</p> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Stage One http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/stage-one http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/stage-one <p>In June 2014 the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a grant over 2 years to Stage One to part fund six year long Theatre Producer Apprenticeships within the theatre industry, providing structured hands-on training opportunities and mentoring for individuals on the brink of their careers within established companies. <a href="http://stageone.uk.com/" target="_blank">www.stageone.uk.com </a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 St Swithun's http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/st-swithuns http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/st-swithuns <p>Bramston Bursary Fund In June 2014 the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a one-off grant to St Swithun's Bramston Bursary Fund towards music lessons for scholarship pupils at this Winchester school. <a href="http://www.stswithuns.com/" target="_blank">www.stswithuns.com</a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Villiers Park Educational Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/villiers-park-educational-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/villiers-park-educational-trust <p>In June 2014 the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a one-off grant to Villiers Park Educational Trust towards their Aspects of Performance Inspiring Excellence course for talented 16-17 year olds studying A level Drama and Theatre Studies. <a href="http://www.villierspark.org.uk" target="_blank">www.villierspark.org.uk </a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The American Theatre Wing announced today that their Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative has launched its Training Scholarships programme http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/american-theatre-wing-announced-today-andrew-lloyd-webber-initiative-launched-training-scholarships http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/american-theatre-wing-announced-today-andrew-lloyd-webber-initiative-launched-training-scholarships <p>Training Scholarships, the second initiative progamme launched by the American Theatre Wing will bridge the gap between talent and opportunity and create a strong pipeline to the professional theatre for promising artists of all backgrounds. <a href="http://americantheatrewing.org/program/the-andrew-lloyd-webber-initiative/" target="_blank">For more information, or to apply, click here.</a> <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-10-12-American-Theatre-Wing-ALW-Training-Scholarships-FINAL.pdf">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Wallasey School http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/wallasey-school http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/wallasey-school <p>Wallasey School is a non selective secondary school in an area of high deprivation, excelling in Music and Drama. In June 2014 the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded them a one-off grant towards a digital sound and lighting system to enhance the school performance space. <a href="http://www.wallaseyschool.co.uk" target="_blank">www.wallaseyschool.co.uk </a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/tunnell-trust-young-musicians http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/tunnell-trust-young-musicians <p>In June 2014, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a one-off grant to the Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians towards a specialist chamber music course providing high quality coaching and performing opportunities for talented young musicians on the outset of their careers, to be held on the Isle of Coll in July 2014. <a href="http://www.tunnelltrust.org.uk" target="_blank">www.tunnelltrust.org.uk </a></p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries - 40 graduates from low income backgrounds celebrate their participation http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/weston-jerwood-creative-bursaries-40-graduates-low-income-backgrounds-celebrate-participation http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/weston-jerwood-creative-bursaries-40-graduates-low-income-backgrounds-celebrate-participation <p>This evening, Tuesday 11 October, 40 graduates from low income backgrounds gather in London to celebrate their participation in a singular programme established to stimulate greater socio-economic and cultural diversity in the arts - the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries. The programme saw them recruited, on merit, into paid job roles with 40 leading arts organisations across the UK. These placements, of 6-12 months between April 2015 and September 2016, were all paid at the national living wage - thanks to support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-10-11-Weston-Jerwood-Creative-Bursaries-PR-5.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a>  </p> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Andrew Lloyd Webber receives Individual Philanthropy Award http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-receives-individual-philanthropy-award http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-receives-individual-philanthropy-award <p>The inaugural London Music Awards took place at the Roundhouse on 11 June 2014 and was organised by the Mayor's Music Fund which develops the musical skills of talented children in the capital. Hosted by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson the new event recognises the achievements of aspiring young musicians, rising stars and established musical stars.  Andrew Lloyd Webber was honoured to receive the Individual Philanthropy Award for his support of musical education in the capital and across the UK.  He says “The work that the Mayors Music Fund is doing is absolutely vital at this time of planned cuts to music education”.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Countdown is on for Scotland's heritage volunteers - final chance to enter Andrew Lloyd Webber backed awards initiative http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/countdown-scotlands-heritage-volunteers-final-chance-enter-andrew-lloyd-webber-backed-awards-initiat http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/countdown-scotlands-heritage-volunteers-final-chance-enter-andrew-lloyd-webber-backed-awards-initiat <p>Time is running out for heritage volunteers across the country to enter the second annual Scottish Heritage Angel Awards. With just a fortnight left until entries close on Friday 12<sup>th</sup> August, volunteers or ‘Angels’ who contribute to Scotland’s historic environment are being urged to step forward and enter or nominate a deserving individual or group. The free to enter awards scheme – funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation – recognises and celebrates the important efforts of volunteers in helping to better understand, protect and value Scotland’s heritage and history. All for the benefit of current and future generations. Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose charity established the awards initiative in Scotland, said: <em>“</em>After a successful and inspiring first year, I’m thrilled my Foundation can help the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards return and recognise everyone who is working tirelessly to preserve their heritage. I urge those of you who are involved in saving heritage to come forward and let us celebrate your achievements.” <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/2016-07-29-Scottish-Heritage-Final-Call-press-release.pdf">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Almeida Theatre, Islington http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/almeida-theatre-islington http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/almeida-theatre-islington <p>In February 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to the <a href="http://www.almeida.co.uk/" target="_blank">Almeida Theatre</a> in Islington towards their Creative Learning Programme, Almeida Projects, which provides high quality and innovative activity for, by and with young people, aged 5 to 25, each year through theatre based workshops and masterclasses, professional development, residencies and recognised training qualifications in collaboration with the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  </p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The BRIT School - Croydon http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/brit-school-croydon http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/brit-school-croydon <p>In February 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to <a href="http://www.brit.croydon.sch.uk/" target="_blank">The BRIT School</a> in Croydon to fund "The Bridge Company", a company of 14 post sixth form students, selected and trained to run every aspect of their own theatre company, receiving master classes, workshops and mentoring from BRIT School tutors, industry professionals and practitioners.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Cathedral and Church Buildings Division http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/cathedral-church-buildings-division http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/cathedral-church-buildings-division <p>In February 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant towards the conservation of church treasures, including a William Morris carpet at Monkwearmouth, St Andrew, Co.Durham. <a href="http://www.churchcare.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.churchcare.co.uk</a></p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Shakespeare's Globe http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/shakespeares-globe-3 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/shakespeares-globe-3 <p>In February 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to <a href="http://www.shakespearesglobe.com/" target="_blank">Shakespeare's Globe</a> to fund a year-long post of Music Department Assistant Trainee. The candidate will support the Director of Music, work alongside stage, technical and production managers and receive a thorough training in theatre music with the aim to being ready to move on to technical theatre training or the workplace at the end of the year.</p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Hall For Cornwall http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/hall-for-cornwall http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/hall-for-cornwall <p>In February 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to <a href="http://www.hallforcornwall.co.uk/" target="_blank">Hall for Cornwall</a> in Truro to fund their Youth Theatre and Young Script Writers project providing up to 175 places for young people aged 7 to 21. Weekly workshops aim to establish performance and writing skills, develop confidence and provide performance opportunities. Hall for Cornwall was partner for productions with RSC, Stratford East, Sadler's Wells during 2012/13 and home for five Cornish independent theatre companies to house, mentor, support and grow artistic potential.</p> Sat, 26 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Old Vic Theatre Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/old-vic-theatre-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/old-vic-theatre-trust <p>In February 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to the <a href="http://www.oldvicnewvoices.com/" target="_blank">Old Vic Theatre Trust</a> to support their Old Vic New Voices (OVNV) Talent Programme which promotes development of new work and provides mentoring and resources to give projects and people a start in artistic life. The Programme includes Start Up Awards, providing small grants to emerging artists, often towards rehearsal fees, technical kit, script development, along with individual mentoring and group workshops.</p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Irene Taylor Trust "Music In Prisons" http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/irene-taylor-trust-music-prisons http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/irene-taylor-trust-music-prisons <p>In February 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to the <a href="http://www.musicinprisons.org.uk/" target="_blank">Irene Taylor Trust "Music in Prisons</a>" towards the continuation of The Sounding Out Project which uses professional musicians to train ex-prisoners in intense music writing and performing workshops, focusing on developing each band member towards a professional standard of musicianship and providing paid performance opportunities. The Foundation supported the initial project 2 years ago and out of the 7 band members involved, 2 have secured full time jobs, 2 went on to additional music courses and 1 was awarded a BBC Performing Arts Fund fellowship.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Mayor's Music Fund - Remix the Mix final performance http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/mayors-music-fund-remix-mix-final-performance http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/mayors-music-fund-remix-mix-final-performance <p>The final performance of Remix the Mix, funded by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, took place today at the Broadway Theatre in Barking. The participants were from Barking and Dagenham Music Services, Havering Music Services, LSO and Bigga Fish. The evening showcased these groups mixing urban and classical genres perfectly to create some really fantastic pieces of music.</p> Sun, 02 Mar 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Theatres Trust - fourth round of grants announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/theatres-trust-fourth-round-grants-announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/theatres-trust-fourth-round-grants-announced <p>The Theatres Trust is pleased to announce its fourth round of small capital grants to theatres across the nation. These grants, funded by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, are made to five community theatres for projects that will make important capital improvements, including one of the rarest surviving music halls, Hoxton Hall, and the community-owned and volunteer-run Beccles Public Hall & Theatre. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/theatres-trust-fourth-round-of-grants-January-2014.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release.</a></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Shared Experience http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/shared-experience http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/shared-experience <p>Shared Experience produces physically expressive theatre and is renowned for bringing literary classics to life in imaginative ways for a new generation of theatre goers. In November 2013, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded 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.  Apprentices will assist on the full production process through shadowing and training as well as learning crucial skills in the legal, financial, logistical and operational challenges of professional theatre. <a href="http://www.sharedexperience.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.sharedexperience.org.uk</a></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Chickenshed http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/chickenshed-2 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/chickenshed-2 <p>In November 2013, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant towards their 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 (eg stage lighting, choreography, directing, writing, costume). <a href="http://www.chickenshed.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.chickenshed.org.uk</a></p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Clean Break http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/clean-break-2 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/clean-break-2 <p>Clean Break is an award winning theatre company working with women affected by the criminal justice system. In November 2013, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant towards their theatre-based education programnme for women offenders and those at risk of offending.  The course is lead by professionally trained tutors and all women are provided with progression routes and personal career development advice. <a href="http://www.cleanbreak.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.cleanbreak.org.uk</a></p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/royal-exchange-theatre-manchester-2 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/royal-exchange-theatre-manchester-2 <p>In November 2013, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant 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. Access to first nights and the theatre's green room, together with a focus on developing individual confidence and skills in a professional environment, is designed to encourage participants to feel the theatre is their "creative home". <a href="http://www.royalexchange.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.royalexchange.co.uk</a></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Icon Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/icon-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/icon-theatre <p>In November 2013, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant 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 href="http://www.icontheatre.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.icontheatre.org.uk</a></p> Sun, 05 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Lake District Summer Music http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/lake-district-summer-music http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/lake-district-summer-music <p>In November 2013 the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one off grant 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. <a href="http://www.ldsm.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.ldsm.org.uk</a></p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Tangled Feet Theatre Company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/tangled-feet-theatre-company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/tangled-feet-theatre-company <p>In November 2013, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant over 2 years to Tangled Feet Theatre Company towards the continuation of their participation programme for 20 NEETS, aged 16 to 24, to learn theatre skills over a course of intensive rehearsals, evening classes and internships.  Participants will mix with experienced artists and have practical opportunities to test their learning.  The company offers careers guidance throughout and will provide long term support after the project has finished. <a href="http://www.tangledfeet.com/" target="_blank">www.tangledfeet.com</a></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Southampton City Art Gallery http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/southampton-city-art-gallery http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/southampton-city-art-gallery <p>In November 2013, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to re-glaze ten full size Burne-Jones studies for the Perseus series. The re-glazing will greatly enhance the aesthetic experience for gallery visitors and also will mean the works can be successfully toured to other galleries. <a href="http://www.southampton.gov.uk/art" target="_blank">www.southampton.gov.uk/art</a></p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Orpheus http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/orpheus http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/orpheus <p>In November 2013, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant over 3 years to The Orpheus Centre to fund bursaries for young people aged 18-25 with learning or physical impairments who have a passion for performing arts.  Students learn song-writing and performing arts alongside practical skills and gain a confidence for independent living. <a href="http://www.orpheus.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.orpheus.org.uk</a></p> Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Shakespeare's Globe 'New Journeys With Shakespeare' http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/shakespeares-globe-new-journeys-shakespeare http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/shakespeares-globe-new-journeys-shakespeare <p>The 'New Journeys with Shakespeare' project, funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation featured on 'London Live' today. Check out the full clip on youTube which features the Royal Docks Secondary School..   <iframe src="http://www.londonlive.co.uk/embed/news/2016-10-24/east-london-pupils" width="620" height="348" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></p> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Andrew Lloyd Webber names Historic England Angel Award Winners http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-names-historic-england-angel-award-winners http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-names-historic-england-angel-award-winners <p>Andrew Lloyd Webber joined Historic England last night to announce the winners of this year's Angel Awards.  The awards, presented by fellow judge Bettany Hughes, are a celebration of the unsung heroes who work tirelessly to save our heritage. Ex-soldiers excavating a spitfire crash site, a construction supervisor at Dudley Zoo, a young man saving a derelict hospital, a couple helping to generate Goole, a local trust restoring Clevedon Pier and a charity helping to maintain a conservation area are all celebrated as winners. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-10-31-Historic-England-Angel-Awards-winners-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a>  </p> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 American Theatre Wing launches 3rd component of Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/american-theatre-wing-launches-3rd-component-andrew-lloyd-webber-initiative http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/american-theatre-wing-launches-3rd-component-andrew-lloyd-webber-initiative <p>The American Theatre Wing announced today that their Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative has launched its first annual application period for their 4-year Partial University Scholarships. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-11-22-2016-ATW-ALW-University-Scholarships-FINAL.pdf">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 ALW Foundation champions heritage and fine art in grants totalling over £500,000 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/alw-foundation-champions-heritage-fine-art-grants-totalling-500000 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/alw-foundation-champions-heritage-fine-art-grants-totalling-500000 <p>The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation today announced it has awarded grants worth a total of £566,911 to 19 projects across the UK. The grants form part of the foundation’s active grant programme and support arts and culture projects that make a real and ongoing difference to people’s lives. This year’s recipients will also include a number of projects promoting the appreciation, preservation and conservation of heritage and fine arts. These include initiatives proposed by the <strong>Ulster Architectural Heritage Society</strong>, <strong>Watts Gallery Trust</strong>, <strong>Hay Castle Trust</strong> and <strong>Southampton City Art Gallery</strong>. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-11-25-Press-release-fine-art-and-heritage-and-new-round-of-grants.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awards grants to theatre projects across the UK http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-awards-grants-theatre-projects-across-uk http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-awards-grants-theatre-projects-across-uk <p>The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation today announced it has awarded grants worth a total of £566,911 to 19 projects across the UK. Grants awarded will support theatre projects across the UK working with a diverse range of communities as well as both young and emerging artists.  These include projects proposed by The Old Vic Theatre Trust, Lyric Hammersmith, Salisbury Playhouse, Southwark Playhouse, Tangled Feet Theatre Company and Hull Truck Theatre. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-11-25-Press-release-theatre-projects.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Fri, 25 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation research into the pipeline of BAME talent http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-research-pipeline-bame-talent http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-research-pipeline-bame-talent <p>"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 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 To read the full 'Centre Stage' report, <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2016-12-01-ALW-Diversity-Report.pdf" target="_blank">click here </a> The press release with a short summary of the report's findings can be found <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/2016-11-25-Press-Release-Andrew-Lloyd-Webber-Foundation-launches-Centre-Stage-research-into-the-BAME-talent-pipeline.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>  </p> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Young musicians & diverse communities supported by ALW Foundation http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-supports-initiatives-inspiring-young-musicians-diverse-communities http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-supports-initiatives-inspiring-young-musicians-diverse-communities <p>The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded grants worth a total of £566,911 to 19 projects across the UK. The grants form part of the foundation’s active grant programme and support arts and culture projects that make a real and ongoing difference to people’s lives. This year’s recipients will include a number of initiatives across the country inspiring young musicians in both classical and contemporary music as well as working with diverse and marginalised communities to increase active engagement in the arts. For information on each of the grants awarded, <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-12-14-Press-release-supports-young-artists-and-diverse-communities-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">click here to read the press release </a></p> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Salisbury Playhouse receives grant from ALW Foundation http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/salisbury-playhouse-receives-grant-alw-foundation http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/salisbury-playhouse-receives-grant-alw-foundation <p><strong>Salisbury Playhouse</strong> has been awarded a grant from the <strong>Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation</strong> 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. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2017-01-26-Salisbury-Playhouse.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Theatres Trust announces 6 theatres to be awarded grants http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/theatres-trust-announces-6-theatres-awarded-grants http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/theatres-trust-announces-6-theatres-awarded-grants <p>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   <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-02-06-Theatres-Trust-round-9.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a></p> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 American Theatre Wing's Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/american-theatre-wings-andrew-lloyd-webber-initiative-2 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/american-theatre-wings-andrew-lloyd-webber-initiative-2 <p>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. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-02-16-American-Theatre-Wing-ALW-Classroom-Resource-Recipients-FINAL-Press-Release.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release</a>  </p> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Tricycle Theatre announces initial programming for its fourth Takeover http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/tricycle-theatre-announces-initial-programming-fourth-takeover http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/tricycle-theatre-announces-initial-programming-fourth-takeover <p>The Fourth Tricycle Takeover, supported by the ALW Foundation, features more than 25 free events, screenings, performances and masterclasses taking place in 6 partner venues across the borough of Brent over 13 days. During the Takoever, young people from across London will be invited to get involved as audiences, workshop participants and performers. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/2017-02-23-Tricycle-Takeover-2017-Press-Release-FINAL.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release and full details of the Takeover programme</a></p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme students take part in sleepout http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-programme-students-take-part-sleepout http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-programme-students-take-part-sleepout <p>On Friday 17th March, 30 students aged 11-16 from the Music in Secondary Schools Trust Saturday School will take part in a ‘sleepout’ to raise awareness of homelessness for Centrepoint. The event marks the end of four weeks of sponsored practice of one hour every day to raise funds for the charity. Each student has a £100 sponsorship target and will be preparing for their upcoming performance of Tchaikovsky’s <em>Violin Concerto in D Major</em> with Nicola Benedetti in June in their practice. Students will make their donation to the charity following the sleepout. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2017-03-15-Thirty-Music-in-Secondary-Schools-Trust-students-sleepout-to-raise-money-for-Centrepoint.pdf" target="_blank">For the full press release, click here</a></p> Thu, 16 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Historic England Angel Awards 2017 now open for applications http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/historic-england-angel-awards-2017-now-open-applications http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/historic-england-angel-awards-2017-now-open-applications <p>Do you know of a historic landmark that has been rescued from ruin? Or a listed building that’s been beautifully repaired and put to new use? If you, or any person or group that you know, has rescued a historic building, monument or site, then The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and Historic England invite you to enter or nominate others for the Historic England Angel Awards 2017. You have from now until Sunday 4 June 2017. <strong>Andrew Lloyd Webber, who founded the Historic England Angel Awards in 2011</strong>, <strong>said:</strong> “I am delighted to announce that the Historic England Angel Awards are open for another year of applications.   Too often the individuals and groups who work tirelessly to protect their local historic buildings go unnoticed.  We set up the Angel Awards six years ago to change all that.  I encourage everyone to come forward and celebrate these stars of heritage – those who keep our heritage alive and thriving for the next generation deserve to stand in the spotlight.” To read the full press release <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-04-10-HISTORIC-ENGLAND-ANGEL-AWARDS-2017-OPEN-FOR-APPLICATIONS-FINAL.pdf">click here</a></p> Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Foundation awards grants over £600,000 to projects enhancing arts education, participation and diversity across the UK http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-600000-projects-enhancing-arts-education-participation-diversi http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-600000-projects-enhancing-arts-education-participation-diversi <p>The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded grants worth over half a million pounds to 17 projects across the UK this spring. 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 Arts Insight, Awards for Young Musicians, Furthering Talent, Beatroute Arts, The BRIT School, CLIC Sargent, Creative Access, Crisis UK, Denbighshire Music Co-operative, Frantic Assembly, Hoxton Hall Trust, Live Music Now, Malvern Theatre, MOLA, Rifco, Scottish Civic Trust and Tara Arts Theatre. <strong>Madeleine Lloyd Webber, Lead Trustee of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, said: </strong>“Recognising the importance of equipping artists from all backgrounds with skills, experience and support is vital in order to achieve diversity and accessibility across all levels of the sector. From trainee schemes for young people to career development programmes for mid-career artists, I am thrilled the Foundation is able to support so many projects for individuals with limited access to the arts and from BAME backgrounds. We are also pleased to continue our support of the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards and mark BRIT School’s 25<sup>th</sup> Anniversary with further funding for their Bridge Theatre Company.” See the press release for more details <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-04-11-Andrew-Lloyd-Webber-Foundation-champions-diversity-in-latest-round-of-grants.pdf">Click Here</a></p> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Foundation reveals its 2016 Annual Review http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/foundation-reveals-2016-annual-review http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/foundation-reveals-2016-annual-review <p>I am delighted to be sending you The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation 2016 Annual Review with details of our activity in 2016 and of all the grants awarded during the year. The Foundation made a bigger impact than ever in 2016, with highlights including the establishment of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative in the US with American Theatre Wing and the publication of our research into the pipeline for BAME talent in the performing arts, <em>Centre Stage</em>. In 2016, the Foundation awarded almost £3.25 million in 33 new grants to organisations, supporting  124,729 people through its grant-giving programme.  The grants focus on the enhancement of arts education and participation, improving access to the arts for all, and increasing diversity across the arts, culture and heritage sector. In 2017, the Trustees remain committed to support projects which make a visible positive impact on the quality of life of both individuals and local communities as well as continuing to explore the ways in which the barriers to the development of talent in the arts can be overcome. I hope you find the Review interesting and enjoy reading about how some of the recipients from 2016 have benefitted from the Foundation’s support. The Trustees and I would be very happy to consider any appropriate causes that you would like to suggest. Applications can be made via the Foundation’s website: <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/ALW-ANNUAL-Report-2016.pdf">ALW ANNUAL Report 2016</a></p> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Entries now open for Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2017 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/entries-now-open-scottish-heritage-angel-awards-2017 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/entries-now-open-scottish-heritage-angel-awards-2017 <p>Nominations have opened for the third Scottish Heritage Angel Awards in a bid to find those who have played a special part in caring for, recording and celebrating the nation's historic environment. The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards was launched in 2014 and funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/2017-06-12-Scottish-Heritage-Angel-Awards-Call-for-entries-FINAL.pdf">Click here to read the press release and to find out how to enter</a></p> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Entries are now open for the first Heritage Angel Awards in Northern Ireland http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/entries-now-open-first-heritage-angel-awards-northern-ireland http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/entries-now-open-first-heritage-angel-awards-northern-ireland <p>The Ulster Architectural Heritage Society is bringing the Heritage Angel Awards to Northern Ireland for the first time to celebrate the efforts of local people, either individuals or groups, who have saved historic buildings and places. The Awards are funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and the Department for Communities. You can find out how to nominate individuals or groups and see the awards categories on their web site <a href="http://www.heritageangelawards-ni.org.uk/">www.heritageangelawards-ni.org.uk</a> The Awards Ceremony will take place at the Grand Opera House, Belfast in November.</p> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000 National Theatre of Scotland Internships for BAME Participants http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/national-theatre-of-scotland-internships-for-bame-participants http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/national-theatre-of-scotland-internships-for-bame-participants <p>The National Theatre of Scotland, with support from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, are offering individuals from ethnic minority communities, based in Scotland, the opportunity to undertake a five-week long paid internship, across any department/activity within the Company.</p> <p><a title="NT of Scotland webpage" href="https://www.nationaltheatrescotland.com/content/default.asp?page=s7_4_41" target="_blank">Click here for more info</a></p> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Scottish Opera New Emerging Artist Repetiteur http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/scottish-opera-new-emerging-artist-repetiteur http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/scottish-opera-new-emerging-artist-repetiteur <p>Patrick Milne, Scottish Opera’s new Emerging Artist Repetiteur supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation started with the company last week and is already busy at work.  He says “It’s a really fantastic opportunity to be in the heart of a great opera company like this”.</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/PWJUr8FXSyA" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe> </p> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The BRIT School's New Bridge Company Now On Board http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-brit-schools-new-bridge-company-now-on-board http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-brit-schools-new-bridge-company-now-on-board <p>The new 2017/18 Andrew Lloyd Webber Bridge Company had their first meet and greet with the writers, directors and composer last week.  All are very excited to start the process.</p> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 ASSOCIATE MUSIC DIRECTOR ROLE – ROYAL CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/associate-music-director-role-royal-central-school-of-speech-and-drama http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/associate-music-director-role-royal-central-school-of-speech-and-drama <p>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.</p> <p>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. </p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000 SIX THEATRES AWARDED GRANTS BY UK THEATRES SMALL GRANTS SCHEME http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/six-theatres-awarded-grants-by-uk-theatres-small-grants-scheme http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/six-theatres-awarded-grants-by-uk-theatres-small-grants-scheme <p>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.</p> <p>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</p> <p><a href="downloads/170821-theatres-trust-tenth-round-grants.pdf" target="_blank">To read the full press release Theatres Trust Tenth Round Grants click here.</a></p> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 00:00:00 +0000 ALW FOUNDATION AWARDS GRANTS OF OVER £1MILLION TO 28 PROJECTS ACROSS THE UK http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/alw-foundation-awards-grants-of-over-1million-to-28-projects-across-the-uk http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/alw-foundation-awards-grants-of-over-1million-to-28-projects-across-the-uk <p>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.</p> <p>The recipients of this round of grants are <strong>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 </strong>and<strong> Welsh National Opera.</strong></p> <p><a href="downloads/170727-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-002.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for more information.</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Shortlist for Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2017 announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/shortlist-for-scottish-heritage-angel-awards-2017-announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/shortlist-for-scottish-heritage-angel-awards-2017-announced <p>The search to find Scotland’s ‘heritage angels’ is gearing up, with the final shortlist for the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2017 revealed today (Wed 27 Sep).</p> <p> Comprising 12 nominees across four different categories, the shortlist showcases a range of diverse heritage projects across the country, from the full scale reconstruction of an Iron Age roundhouse in Dumfries and Galloway to the restoration of a medieval kirk at Kirkmichael on the Black Isle.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-09-27-scottish-angels-press-release-with-shortlisted-projects.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the full press release.</a></p> Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Historic England Angel Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/historic-england-angel-awards-2017-shortlist-announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/historic-england-angel-awards-2017-shortlist-announced <p>From the brothers who have transformed a derelict Victorian baths into an indoor BMX park to a milestone devotee who has saved over 150 markers, the Historic England Angel Awards, supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, celebrate the efforts of individuals and local groups across the country that have devoted their time and energy to bringing irreplaceable historic places back to life.</p> <p><strong> </strong>This year’s shortlist recognises the invaluable contribution of an apprentice mason who braved high winds to secure a Lundy Island landmark, the production organisation which helps to dismantle stereotypes of disability and the local preservation trust determined to protect a fragile part of their county’s heritage, among others.</p> <p>For details of all the shortlisted projects, <a title="Historic England Angel Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced" href="downloads/2017-10-02-historic-england-angel-awards-2017-shortlist-press-release-final.pdf" target="_blank">please click here</a>.</p> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Heritage Skills Programme at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/heritage-skills-programme-at-shrewsbury-flaxmill-maltings http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/heritage-skills-programme-at-shrewsbury-flaxmill-maltings <p><strong>New funding from Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation to address gap in traditional construction skills at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings</strong></p> <p>The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded a grant of £95,447 towards Historic England’s Heritage Skills Programme, part of the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings project to restore the iconic Grade I listed Main Mill and Grade II listed Kiln in Shropshire.</p> <p>The new programme offers training opportunities, work-based placements and continuing professional development opportunities for trainees, students, contractors, craftspeople and other professionals.</p> <p><a title="Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings press release" href="downloads/2017-10-05-shrewsbury-flaxmill-press-release-alw-funding-final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release.</a></p> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Northern Ireland Heritage Angel Awards - shortlist announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/northern-ireland-heritage-angel-awards-shortlist-announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/northern-ireland-heritage-angel-awards-shortlist-announced <p>The search for Northern Ireland’s first Heritage Angels is moving forward with the final Heritage Angel Awards shortlist revealed today.  These annual awards aim to celebrate unsung angels of local heritage- individuals or groups, who have rescued an historic building or site, worked as craftsmen or apprentices, or recorded and interpreted a historic place.</p> <p> The Angel Awards are not just about heritage, but the people that make heritage projects happen. Showcasing what is possible when people take interest in and get involved with the care and consideration of our heritage.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-10-12-n-ireland-angel-awards-press-release-shortlisted-projects.pdf" target="_blank">For full details of the shortlisted projects click here.</a></p> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Winners of Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2017 announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/winners-of-scottish-heritage-angel-awards-2017-announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/winners-of-scottish-heritage-angel-awards-2017-announced <p>Heritage volunteers, professionals and organisations from across the country were honoured in the capital this evening (Monday 16th October), as the winners of the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2017 were revealed.</p> <p> Hosted by author and broadcaster Vanessa Collingridge at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh, the ceremony saw winning finalists in each of the four award categories crowned in a celebration of the groups, individuals, volunteers and professionals who have played a special part in caring for the nation’s historic environment.</p> <p><a title="Winners of Scottish Heritage Angel Awards 2017 announced" href="downloads/2017-10-16-shaa-2017-winners-announcement-final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to find out about the winners</a></p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0000 N.Ireland Heritage Angel Awards Winners Announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/n.ireland-heritage-angel-awards-winners-announced http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/n.ireland-heritage-angel-awards-winners-announced <p>The quest for the first ever Heritage Angels in Northern Ireland came to a conclusion tonight with the presentation of six awards at the inaugural Heritage Angel Awards NI, which took place in the Grand Opera House, Belfast.  The awards funded by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation with further support from the Department for Communities celebrated individuals and groups who have rescued historic buildings or sites, worked as craftsmen or apprentices, or recorded and interpreted historic places.   </p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-11-07-n-ireland-angel-awards-winners-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">To read the press release, click here.</a></p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-11-01-n-ireland-award-winners-info.pdf" target="_blank">For more information on the winners, click here.</a></p> Tue, 07 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Historic England Angel Awards Winners 2017 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/historic-england-angel-awards-winners-2017 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/historic-england-angel-awards-winners-2017 <p>On Monday 20 November 2017 Andrew Lloyd Webber announced the winners of the Historic England Angel Awards 2017.</p> <p> Supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, the Historic England Angel Awards celebrate the efforts of individuals and local groups across the country that have devoted their time and energy to bringing irreplaceable historic places back to life.</p> <p> The ceremony was co-hosted by Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose first love has always been our nation’s heritage, and historian Bettany Hughes at the Palace Theatre in London. Nominees came from across the country to celebrate the achievements of all groups.</p> <p>The brothers who transformed derelict baths into an indoor BMX park, the woman behind a complex project to restore the Piece Hall in Halifax, young film-makers with learning difficulties in Newcastle, an apprentice mason working at extreme heights in Northumberland and a man who made it is personal mission to repair and paint hundreds of milestones across Norfolk are all celebrated as winners and the Grade I listed The Piece Hall in Halifax was named the first ever Overall Winner!</p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-11-20-final-historic-england-angel-award-winners-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for full details on all the winners.</a></p> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awards 28 new grants http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-awards-28-new-grants http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-awards-28-new-grants <p>This November, The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded grants worth a total of £686,133 to 28 projects across the UK and internationally. Championing the breaking down of barriers to engagement in the arts, many of the organisations rewarded this autumn will use their grant to specifically engage young people and those from hard-to-reach and minority backgrounds. This follows on from last December’s <em>Centre Stage</em> report, which urged the theatre profession to take action to improve the pipeline of diverse talent into the arts.</p> <p>From apprenticeships to PhDs, these projects will benefit people as far flung as America to across the UK in Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland and throughout England to projects in Northampton, Newcastle Under Lyme, Portsmouth, Lancaster, Warwick, Newcastle Upon Tyne and Norwich.  </p> <p>For full details of all of the grants awarded, <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">click here to read the press release</a>.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Old Vic announces The Old Vic 12 class of 2017-18 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-old-vic-announces-the-old-vic-12-class-of-2017-18 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/the-old-vic-announces-the-old-vic-12-class-of-2017-18 <p>Today The Old Vic announces this year’s Old Vic 12, a company of talented developing artists, who will work with The Old Vic during its bicentenary year and beyond. The Old Vic is preparing to celebrate 200 years of creative adventure in 2018 and throughout the theatre's history creativity has been at the forefront of the theatre’s pioneering vision and work on stage. The Old Vic 12 scheme, supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, will offer twelve upcoming artists the opportunity to expand their networks, experience first class mentoring and receive support to create three brand new plays as a collective.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-12-05-old-vic12-class-of-17-18-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release.</a></p> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 American Theatre Wing's Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/american-theatre-wings-andrew-lloyd-webber-initiative-2017-12-22-10-03-17 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/american-theatre-wings-andrew-lloyd-webber-initiative-2017-12-22-10-03-17 <p>The <strong>American Theatre Wing</strong> announced today the recipients of the <strong>2017 Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative</strong> <strong>Classroom Resource Grants</strong>. Grant requests of up to $100,000 were considered for K-12 public schools, with nearly 200 applications received from across 40 states.</p> <p>“Arts education, and making theatre available to all young persons, is vital to the growth of our culture and society. The grant proposals received this year have shown the widespread need for arts funding in primary and secondary schools across America. I am proud that we are now entering the second year of this program, and am excited for the years to come,” said <strong>Andrew Lloyd Webber</strong>.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-12-19-atw-2017-alw-classroom-resource-recipients-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Please click here to read the press release.</a></p> Fri, 22 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0000 BBC Radio Leicester interview with Leicester Curve http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/bbc-radio-leicester-interview-with-leicester-curve http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/bbc-radio-leicester-interview-with-leicester-curve <p>BBC Radio Leicester Martin Ballard spoke to the LEICESTER CURVE Associate Director Suba Das about an opportunity for young actors this week.</p> <p><a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05vt15b" target="_blank">Click here to listen in.</a></p> Thu, 25 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0000 NYT REP 2017 Company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/nyt-rep-2017-company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/nyt-rep-2017-company <p>Click </p> <p> </p> Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Liverpool Theatre School awarded ALW Foundation Scholarship http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/liverpool-theatre-school-awarded-alw-foundation-scholarship http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/liverpool-theatre-school-awarded-alw-foundation-scholarship <p>The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has pledged more than £36,000 to fund a scholarship at Liverpool Theatre School. The bursary, starting in the next academic year (2018/19), will fund a place on the three-year Musical Theatre course at the highly regarded stage school.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2018-02-22-liverpool-theatre-school-final-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release.</a></p> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings - students making great bricks http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/shrewsbury-flaxmill-maltings-students-making-great-bricks http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/shrewsbury-flaxmill-maltings-students-making-great-bricks <p>Shrewsbury Colleges Group students have become the first to gain hands-on experience of traditional construction methods, using 18th Century Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings as a site for hands-on learning.</p> <p> On Thursday 8 March, 12 Level 1 and 2 Brickwork students spent the morning at the Flaxmill Maltings site learning  to make the ‘great’ bricks  that were used in the construction of the iconic Grade I listed Main Mill - the world’s first iron-framed building and forerunner of modern day skyscrapers, which was built in 1797.</p> <p>The session is part of Historic England’s Heritage Skills programme, supported by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation which offers a number of training opportunities, work-based placements and continuing professional development opportunities for construction trainees, students, contractors, craftspeople and professionals. The programme is being made possible under the wider £20.7 million National Lottery refurbishment of Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2018-03-08-shrewsbury-flaxmill-maltings-press-release-northcot-brick-making-session-for-shrewsbury-college-students.pdf" target="_blank">For more information, click here to read the press release.</a></p> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Gala concert at the London Palladium for 5th anniversary of the Music in Secondary Schools Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/gala-concert-at-the-palladium-for-missts-5th-anniversary http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/gala-concert-at-the-palladium-for-missts-5th-anniversary <p>On Monday 23rd April, the Music in Secondary Schools Andrew Lloyd Webber Programme will celebrate its 5th anniversary with a special gala concert at the London Palladium.</p> <p>Featuring 250 young musicians from 10 London schools participating in the programme, they represent the 5,000 young people who have benefited from free classical instrumental tuition since the inception of the charity.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2018-04-10-misst-celebrates-5th-anniversary-at-london-palladium-gala-concert-final-sm.pdf" target="_blank">Click here to read the press release.</a></p> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000 Annual Review 2017 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/annual-review-2017 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/blog/annual-review-2017 <p>We are delighted to share with you our Annual Review 2017 and hope you enjoy reading about all the grants we awarded last year.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2017.pdf" target="_blank">Annual Review 2017</a></p> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:00:00 +0000