THE FOUNDATION AWARDS 16 NEW GRANTS TO IMPROVE ACCESS TO THE ARTS ACROSS THE UK AND BEYOND
This September, Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has awarded grants worth a total of £270,690 to 16 projects across the UK and internationally. This includes £101,000 towards the provision of music education for young people; £67,777 to fund paid work placements for designers and lighting technicians in leading venues; £53,296 to support drama and dance programmes for young people and emerging talent; and £33,617 towards the development of skills in the heritage and crafts sector. This round of grants will also extend to the delivery of music therapy, awarding £15,000 towards the provision for seriously ill children.
This new round of funding will support projects across the length and breadth of the country, from London to Birmingham, Wales to Edinburgh and Devon to Glasgow, as well as further afield in New York City. Breaking down barriers to participation in the arts, the Foundation has prioritised projects that engage young people and individuals from hard-to-reach and minority backgrounds and support the advancement of emerging talent through the provision of top quality training and paid work placements.