<![CDATA[Grants]]> http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/category/grants en Mon, 22 Jan 2018 16:37:12 +0000 RIFCo Arts http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/rifco-arts http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/rifco-arts <p>The ALW Foundation has awarded funding over three years to RIFCo Arts towards a career development programme for young British Asian emerging and mid-career artists, encouraging greater participation and developing new audiences from British Asian communities across the UK. Supporting 15 artists aged 20-26, participants will be commissioned to develop and showcase a new piece of work and take part in development workshops, mentoring sessions and receive guidance on progression routes. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Crisis UK http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/crisis-uk http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/crisis-uk <p>The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation as awarded a grant to Crisis UK to support the provision of informal and accredited performing arts workshops for homeless people in London For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Malvern Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/malvern-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/malvern-theatre <p>Malvern Theatres has received funding towards an intensive Advanced Course in Drama and Performance for Professional Theatre for young people applying to Drama School aged 16 and above. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Live Music Now http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/live-music-now http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/live-music-now <p>Live Music Now received a grant from the ALW Foundation to support musicians at the start of their careers the funding is towards their Pathways into Music Programme providing training and performance experience for talented musicians at the start of their careers. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Hoxton Hall Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/hoxton-hall-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/hoxton-hall-trust <p>Hoxton Hall Trust support 3 young poeple from BAME backgrounds with an ALW Foundation Grant. Hoxton Hall Trust will use their funding to support three trainee positions in Technical Theatre, Directing and Marketing & Development, with applications encouraged from their youth arts programmes and Black Theatre Live networks. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Museum of London Archaeology http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/museum-london-archaeology http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/museum-london-archaeology <p>The Museum of London Archaeology will support 30 young people through their Built Heritage Engagement Programme. The grant awarded to MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) is towards their Built Heritage Youth Engagement Programme in Haringey, Islington and Tower Hamlets for 30 young people who are or are at risk of being Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET). For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The BRIT School http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-brit-school-3 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-brit-school-3 <p>The ALW Foundation has awarded funding over three years to the BRIT School to support their Bridge Theatre Co, a free year-long part time course for post sixth form BRIT School students. Providing an opportunity to create a theatre company and produce a show under the guidance of industry specialists, it culminates in a three-week performance run.  Marking the 25 anniversary of the school, the grant will allow the expansion of the company to accommodate Musical Theatre students for the first time, creating a stronger training programme that will benefit more young people. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Beatroute Arts http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/beatroute-arts http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/beatroute-arts <p>Beatroute Arts have received a grant for their ‘Take a Bow’ project providing free instrument provision and music tuition in a disadvantaged area of Glasgow for young people and their families. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Awards for Young Musicians http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/awards-young-musicians http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/awards-young-musicians <p>Awards for Young Musicians Furthering Talent programme delivering instrument tuition and individual mentoring support for children from families who cannot afford to continue with music lessons after Key Stage 2. This grant will unlock a further £20,000 in Arts Council match funding. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Arts Insight http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/arts-insight-2 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/arts-insight-2 <p>Arts Insight funding will go towards performing arts workshops delivered free of charge into primary and SEN schools across the UK, transforming schools into theatres and covering all aspects of putting on a show. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Frantic Assembly http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/frantic-assembly http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/frantic-assembly <p>A grant was awarded to Frantic Assembly’s Ignition programme to encourage greater engagement from young men aged 16-20, many of whom live in areas of high deprivation with limited access to the arts. Based in regional theatres across the UK, the programme includes intensive professional drama training with an emphasis on physical theatre skills and teamwork. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Denbighshire Music Cooperative http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/primary-schools-denbighshire http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/primary-schools-denbighshire <p>A grant to the Denbighshire Music Cooperative will bring professional music tuition and guidance into rural Welsh primary schools where children have no or very limited access to music. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release. <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Creative Access http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/creative-access http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/creative-access <p>Following substantial cuts to its government funding in 2016, Creative Access has been awarded £45,000 over three years to provide off-the-job training programmes for paid interns from BAME backgrounds. Working with creative firms including the National Theatre, BBC, Almeida, Paines Plough and Royal Shakespeare Company, 6 and 12 month-long internships will include access to a mentor, induction days, masterclasses, pastoral support, networking, CV clinics and interview training for young people. Interns are also encouraged to visit their former schools, inspiring greater participation by BAME young people within the scheme and the wider sector. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release. <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 CLIC Sargent's Music Programme http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/clic-sargents-music-programme http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/clic-sargents-music-programme <p>A grant to CLIC Sargent’s Music Programme will provide residential music workshops delivered by professional music leaders for young people with cancer, enabling them to pursue their musical talents as well as reducing the burden of cancer diagnosis and treatment.  For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Choirs Beating Time http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/choirs-beating-time http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/choirs-beating-time <p>Choirs Beating Time is a Charity that runs weekly singing groups in prisons for offenders and staff in HMPs Birmingham, Maidstone and HMP/YOI ISIS (Greenwich), using group singing as a tool they help develop new skills and support participants to re-enter the job market on release. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Scottish Civic Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/scottish-civic-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/scottish-civic-trust <p>The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation has supported the Scottish Heritage Angel Awards since they were established in 2014. The first such awards in Scotland, they recognise the work of voluntary groups and individuals in protecting and celebrating Scotland’s historic environment. The Scottish Civic Trust, working in partnership with Historic Environment Scotland, Scottish Government and Archaeology Scotland, will continue to deliver the awards throughout 2017, 2018 and 2019, promoting the advancement of heritage protection and restoration throughout the country. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Tara Arts Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/tara-arts-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/tara-arts-theatre <p>Tara Arts Theatre receive funding to develop four year-long trainee positions. With a legacy of championing multicultural and diverse theatre,  Tara Arts Theatre will develop four year-long trainee positions in Lighting, Production, Stage Management and Sales Memberships for unemployed people aged 18 - 25 years from BAME backgrounds For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Birmingham Royal Ballet http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/birmingham-royal-ballet http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/birmingham-royal-ballet <p>Birmingham Royal Ballet will use their grant to expand their talent programme, Dance Track, to primary schools in areas with high proportions of BAME students.  The project will encourage dancers to audition for the training programmes at the Royal Ballet School and Elmhurst School for Dance and identify talented children for free further training. For information on other grants awarded in this round, <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 </a>   Photographer credit:  Paul Telfer</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Generation Arts http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/generation-arts http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/generation-arts <p>Generation Arts will use their grant from the Foundation to support the 'Future Stage' full-time course for young people no longer in education or work.  The course will incorporate acting and theatre-making training, a 6-week ensemble devising process, dedicated pastoral care and a professional mentor to support 21 participants through the programme. <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 for more information on the other grants</a> that have been awarded by the Foundation in this round. Photographer credit:  Patrick Baldwin</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Dad's Rock Academy http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/dads-rock-academy http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/dads-rock-academy <p>Dad's Rock Academy will use their match funding grant to support their 'Schools Rock' project over the course of a year.  This will provide free rock music tuition in primary schools, guidance on forming bands for secondary school students, the provision of instruments and tutors, and training for students to carry on the project after it ends. For more information on the other grants awarded in this round, <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Philharmonia Orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/philharmonia-orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/philharmonia-orchestra <p>Philharmonia Orchestra will use contemporary music to inspire young musicians through a new urban-classical fusion art form.  Supporting the second year of their 'Synchronize' project, the orchestra will use the grant awarded by the Foundation to fund 30 places for disadvantaged and marginalised teenagers from Leicester to work with professional musicians to create a fusion of spoken word, rap and classical music and receive training in performance skills using software, technology and live instruments. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Grundisburgh Symphony Orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/grundisburgh-symphony-orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/grundisburgh-symphony-orchestra <p>Grundisburgh Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a grant by the Foundation towards the provision of instruments, tuition and hall hire. For more information on the grants awarded in this round, <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Music in the Round http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/music-in-the-round http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/music-in-the-round <p>Music in the Round, based in Sheffield, has been awarded a grant by the Foundation to provide bursaries for their 'String Project'.  An intensive two day project for young musicians of all levels with follow up workshops and performance opportunities, young people will play alongside and attend workshops with professional musicians. <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 for more information </a>on the other grants awarded in this round.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Community & Youth Music Library http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/community-youth-music-library http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/community-youth-music-library <p>The Foundation has awarded a grant to support the work of the Community & Youth Music Library who promote amateur and educational music making through their lending library of musical scores.  Over three years, the grant will help fund the services of their professional music librarian, volunteer team and running costs. For details of the other grants awarded in this round, please <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 </a>.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Tangled Feet Theatre Company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/tangled-feet-theatre-company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/tangled-feet-theatre-company <p>The Foundation is pleased to be supporting Tangled Feet Theatre Company's mentoring programme for 8 emerging theatre companies. The mentoring programme will provide quarterly workshops teaching 8 emerging theatre companies with the tools required to build a successful organisation.  In addition, the participation programme will help develop new skills for five young people out of work and education through new 2-week paid internships with the company. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-11-25-Press-release-theatre-projects.pdf" target="_blank">Click here</a> to read more about this grant and the other projects supported in this round.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Southwark Playhouse http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/southwark-playhouse http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/southwark-playhouse <p>The Foundation will be supporting Southwark Playhouse's 'Future Voices' project with a grant to encourage and develop young writers from South London schools with professional mentoring. Each young writer's work will be produced and performed on stage at the Playhouse with a professional director and actors. For more information on this project and the other grants awarded in this round, <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-11-25-Press-release-theatre-projects.pdf" target="_blank">click here </a></p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Salisbury Playhouse http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/salisbury-playhouse http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/salisbury-playhouse <p>The Foundation has awarded a grant over 3 years to the Salisbury Playhouse to encourage greater engagement from diverse communities through the expansion of their Youth Theatre 'STAGE65' Project. The grant will support the project which will work with secondary schools with a lack of professional drama support as well as specifically encouraging involvement from children from military families. For more details on this grant and the others awarded in this round, <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-11-25-Press-release-theatre-projects.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a>   Photographer credit:  Richard Davenport</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Lyric Hammersmith http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/lyric-hammersmith http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/lyric-hammersmith <p>The Foundation has pledged matching funding to the Lyric Hammersmith to provide theatre training and career guidance for young people from culturally diverse backgrounds. This new 12 month project, as part of the Lyric Young Company, will provide a pre-professional training programme for 20 young people aged 16-25 with no previous professional training from underrepresented backgrounds.  This will include training in performance and technical skills, mentoring and career guidance together with intensive R&D weeks twice a year. For details of the other grants awarded in this round, <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> Photographer credit:  Helen Murray</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Rowan http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/rowan http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/rowan <p>Using the medium of art, Cambridge's Rowan endeavours to provide a safe, creative and unique environment where adults with learning difficulties can strengthen their artistic abilities, confidence and self-esteem.  The Foundation's grant to Rowan will employ a specialist theatre tutor to run a part-time programme of activities following the redevelopment of Rowan's premises to increase capacity, create a performance space for theatre productions, workshops, music, dance and performing arts. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, <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 </a>.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Hull Truck Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/hull-truck-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/hull-truck-theatre <p>Hull Truck Theatre will receive a grant from the Foundation over 2 years to support artists' work through the provision of their 'Go See' fund and bursaries for their 'Be Our Guest' residencies. They will use their grant to make these residencies more accessible for emerging artists through the provision of 8 bursaries over 2 years as well as providing their network of supported artists with resources to 'Go See' work to enhance their practice. Residencies will offer access to a creative environment with rehearsal spaces, bespoke support and guidance to help artists create a new piece of work for the stage. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-11-25-Press-release-theatre-projects.pdf" target="_blank">Click here</a> to read the press release of all the grants awarded in this round.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Hay Castle Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/hay-castle-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/hay-castle-trust <p>Contributing to the preservation and purchase of Hay Castle, the <strong>Hay Castle Trust</strong> will also use the Foundation's grant to advance education on the architecture of the building through a programme of traditional building and heritage courses for young people no longer in education or work. For more information on the other grants awarded in this round, <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 </a></p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Old Vic Theatre Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/old-vic-theatre-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/old-vic-theatre-trust <p><strong>The Old Vic Theatre Trust</strong> will receive funding from the Foundation over three years to support The Old Vic 12 mentoring project for 12 young aspiring theatre artists. Each year participants will have an individual mentor, receive paid experience to develop their craft, be provided with a space to develop and rehearse their own projects and have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the life of a theatre. Applications will be encouraged from diverse backgrounds, non-traditional routes into theatre and from across the UK to ensure a wide spectrum of voices on the project. Click here to read the <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-12-05-Old-Vic-12-PRESSRELEASE.pdf" target="_blank">Old Vic press release</a> For more information on the other grants awarded in this round, <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</a>   Photo:  Amit & Naroop</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Watts Gallery Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/watts-gallery-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/watts-gallery-trust <p><strong>The Watts Gallery Trust </strong>will use their grant from the Foundation to restore the renowned arts and crafts masterpiece Watts Chapel. Promoting the appreciation of Victorian artist G F Watts and ceramic artist Mary Seton Watts, the trust promotes the Compton area as a centre for Victorian art and social history.  Preserving the unique artistic interiors of the chapel for future generations, the grant will contribute to the restoration of the chapel’s renowned gesso panels and return the chapel to its original purpose to serve the community for burial and memorial services. Providing invaluable conservation experience for students, the work will be undertaken by ten City & Guilds London School of Art students and graduates who will work under the guidance of leading expert Patricia Jackson. This grant has been offered as a ‘challenge grant’, with Watts Gallery Trust working to match the donations in order to release the funding. This grant has been offered as a ‘challenge grant’, with Watts Gallery Trust working to match the donations in order to release the funding. For information on the other grants awarded in this round, <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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ulster Architectural Heritage Society http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/ulster-architectural-heritage-society http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/ulster-architectural-heritage-society <p>The Foundation is pleased to support the <strong>Ulster Architectural Heritage Society</strong> who will receive funds to support the <strong>Heritage Angel Awards</strong> from 2017-2020. Having supported the English and Scottish Heritage Angel Awards for several years, the Foundation’s grant towards the introduction of the awards in Northern Ireland will realise the celebration of heritage across the UK for the first time. The awards will acknowledge the achievements of people, groups and communities, and aims to inspire and encourage further activity across Northern Ireland’s heritage sector. The first ceremony will be held at Belfast’s Grand Opera House in 2017 alongside the organisation’s 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary celebrations. For more information on the other grants awarded in this round, <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> You can read the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society's press release <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/2016-11-29-UAHS_Press-Release_Heritage-Angel-Awards.pdf" target="_blank">here</a></p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 All Saints Church, Margaret Street http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/all-saints-church-margaret-street http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/all-saints-church-margaret-street <h2>All Saints Church, Margaret Street</h2> <p>All Saints Church, Margaret Street is a stone’s throw from the bustle of Oxford Street in the heart of London. It is not just a great building; it is a living and working church. It stands open every day to serve not only its congregation but the thousands of people who go to this part of London for work, education, healthcare, shopping and recreation. The church owes it origins to the Cambridge Camden Society (from 1845, the Ecclesiological Society) founded in 1839 with the aim of reviving historically authentic Anglican worship through architecture. In 1841, the society announced a plan to build a 'Model Church on a large and splendid scale'. The project was supervised, and largely sponsored on behalf of the society, by Alexander Beresford-Hope who chose the architect William Butterfield (1814-1900) to undertake the project. Butterfield designed nearly 100 churches and related buildings during his long career, including the chapels of Balliol College and Keble College, Oxford, and built in a highly personal form of gothic revival. All Saints Margaret Street remains his masterpiece. A chapel had stood on the site - midway along Margaret Street, which runs parallel to the eastern half of Oxford Street - since the 1760s, which from 1839 had been used by a Tractarian congregation, and who agreed that the Ecclesiological Society's model church could be built there. The site was small - just 100 feet square for a church, choir school and clergy house. On entering the church, one is met by a kaleidoscope of coloured tiles, brick, painting and gilding. The designs that adorn the walls and pillars use chequers, zig-zags, stripes and geometrical colour mosaic. Butterfield's tiled floor is deep red with black checks and a white stone diaper, while the north and south aisles have a triangular variation on this pattern. The chancel, one of the most sumptuous and dramatic in London, occupies almost one-third of the length of the church. The chancel is entered through Butterfield-designed gilt iron and brass gates set into a low screen of alabaster and marble. The floor is elaborately patterned in six colours All Saints has been in the midst of a huge refurbishment programme to conserve, restore and clean the interior of the church. The nave of All Saints will be transformed during phases one and two of the refurbishment. The funds for phase three are being raised and will go towards the conservation, restoration and cleaning of the Chancel together with the installation of a redesigned lighting scheme. In January 2011, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed a one off donation towards the cost of the third phase of restoration of the interior of the church. The Trustees are enthusiastic about the ongoing refurbishment project at All Saints and consider that the Foundation’s assistance in getting this work done fits well within their charitable objectives and funding strategy.</p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0000 The Orpheus Centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-orpheus-centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-orpheus-centre <h2>The Orpheus Centre</h2> <p>The Orpheus Centre is a unique performing arts college for disabled young adults, based in Surrey. Their performing arts projects develop their young artists’ skills and experience in drama, music, dance and multimedia, alongside preparing them for independent living. They are a registered charity (charity number 1105213). The Orpheus Centre was founded by Richard Stilgoe in 1998. Their activities are: The Orpheus College uses performing arts as a vehicle for teaching and their curriculum focuses on arts, independence, employment and functional skills. Domiciliary Care offering a domiciliary care plus service, supporting their service users in their independence skills and achieving their own person-centred plans. Orpheus Housing manages two supported housing projects, empowering tenants to be in control of their own homes. In addition to the core learning programme, students have the opportunity to participate in short courses, working with a range of professional musicians. They have regular performances in their Barn Theatre as well as developing large scale productions to be performed externally. In May 2010 they performed All Over the Place at the Linbury Studio Theatre at the Royal Opera House and in July 2010 they then performed Orpheus the Mythical at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre for five nights. They offer their young artists a variety of creative opportunities, bringing them into contact with a range of methods and styles. However, at the heart of their practice is a commitment to unlock the authentic voice of their young artists. In November 2010 the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to fund arts bursaries over a three year period at The Orpheus Centre. In December 2010 six part time bursaries were funded. The Trustees are very impressed with the work undertaken by Orpheus to develop skills and experience in drama, music and dance for less able young adults and consider that supporting arts bursaries at The Orpheus Centre fits well within the objects of The Foundation.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Nordoff Robbins http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/nordoff-robbins http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/nordoff-robbins <h2>Nordoff Robbins</h2> <p>Nordoff Robbins is a specialist music charity, delivering music therapy and other music services to a broad range of people in a broad range of places including schools, hospitals, care homes, prisons etc. Music therapy helps people in many different ways. For some it has physical benefits, for others emotional or social ones. It can help people feel more motivated, social and self-confident. The people Nordoff Robbins help have a range of challenges including autism, dementia, mental health problems, stroke, brain injury, depression and, in some cases, clients with life-threatening or terminal illness. Nordoff Robbins also provides music and health programmes which open up their services to larger groups who do not require such intense specialist work, but all of whom can benefit greatly from the power of music. In April 2011, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to fund the work of Nordoff Robbins at their Music Therapy Unit based in the grounds of the BRIT School in Croydon, South London. The unit provides an essential music therapy service to children and adults of all ages, who struggle with many different types of physical and mental challenges, as well as being a valuable resource for the community and surrounding areas.</p> Sat, 30 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0000 The Bush Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-bush-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-bush-theatre <h2>The Bush Theatre</h2> <p>The Bush is one of the country's leading new writing venues. Since its foundation in 1972, it has gained an impressive reputation for its ability to spot and nurture new playwrights and has launched the careers of highly respected talents including Tony Kushner, Catherine Johnson, Stephen Poliakoff, and Victoria Wood. Lead paragraph for The Bush Theatre page. For the past decade, the Bush has desperately wanted to move from its cramped home above a pub. In partnership with the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham, they have secured a 125-year lease with a peppercorn rent on the Old Shepherds Bush Library, a spacious, historic and beautiful building in the heart of the community. The work ahead means transforming the library space into an intimate theatre with a workshop, rehearsal rooms, writing rooms, spaces for arts education and professional development, and a café bar and quiet reading room. This capital programme is a challenging one but with the first phase of their development they are aiming to launch their first season in October 2011 in a new auditorium, with a fully working bar and a flexible community and educational space. In July 2011, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to a one off grant towards the first phase of the transformation of the old Shepherds Bush Public Library into new premises.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Weekend Arts College for Performing Arts (WAC) http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/weekend-arts-college-for-performing-arts-wac http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/weekend-arts-college-for-performing-arts-wac <h2>Weekend Arts College for Performing Arts (WAC)</h2> <p>WAC (Weekend Arts College) provides arts and media education and training for 5-25 year olds, prioritising young people from low income families. They currently have 600 members. Their priority is to ensure that low income and disadvantaged young people can take part in the performing arts at all levels. This extends as far as members want to go and especially if they choose to develop their skills into a future career in the arts. They offer a broad range of art forms and genres so every young person can find something that connects with them and they also run specialist programmes for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. Particular focus is placed on prevocational training for 14-25 year olds and they target young people who are at risk of under achievement at school and who cannot afford extra curricula arts involvement. WAC has lost its Arts Council from April 2012. Their members come from 30 of the 33 boroughs of London and there are 600 people on the waiting list. They offer drop-in sessions for the under-fives and weekend classes for 5 to 25 year olds. There are also evening sessions, holiday courses and play schemes. In July 2011, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to fund senior tutor fees over a three year period in order to secure the future of the college.</p> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Greenock Arts Guild Ltd http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/greenock-arts-guild-ltd http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/greenock-arts-guild-ltd <h2>Greenock Arts Guild Ltd</h2> <p>Greenock Arts Guild Ltd was established in 1946 and has been operating as a theatre and arts centre since then. Their project is to establish a professionally managed Youth Theatre specifically aimed at young people at risk of offending – to encourage life skills such as team working, literacy and social skills, to build their sense of belonging and self-esteem. Based in Inverclyde, one of the most deprived local authority areas in Scotland, it will be an integral part of the new Beacon Arts Centre currently under construction with an aim of addressing challenging and anti-social behaviour using theatre practice. In July 2011, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed a one off grant towards the purchase of equipment and development and promotion of the Youth Theatre that will be run within the Beacon Arts Centre. The Trustees were pleased that, in addition to being robustly funded from various sources for the capital costs, the Greenock Arts Guild were able to prove they had guarantees of revenue support for the future management and running costs of the theatre.</p> Sun, 31 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Music Theatre 4 Youth http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/music-theatre-4-youth http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/music-theatre-4-youth <h2>Music Theatre 4 Youth</h2> <p>Music Theatre 4 Youth is a Northern Ireland charity based in Belfast, providing young people from all backgrounds access to top quality musical theatre training and performance for which there is a limited local provision. Music Theatre 4 Youth are expanding their provision of masterclassed at their weekend academy for aspiring young performers, developing the professional music theatre industry locally.  Masterclasses in dancing, acting and singing will be led by experts from London's West End and across Europe and students will take a recognised examination in Musical Theatre. In October 2011, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to provide funding over three years to develop Music Theatre 4 Youth's weekend academy and in order that the project can be sustained.  The Trustees of the Foundation were particularly impressed with the enthusiasm of the project leaders and the quality of teaching being offered.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0000 In Harmony Sistema England http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/in-harmony-sistema-england http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/in-harmony-sistema-england <h2>In Harmony Sistema England</h2> <p>In Harmony Sistema England runs intense music projects in schools using professional musicians to involve all children in the school or schools in the area. Professional musicians work for 6 to 7 hours per week in the school as part of the curriculum throughout the school year.  The whole school is involved with the aim that every child learns an instrument and how to play as part of an orchestra or ensemble.  Results have proved that not only does this increase musical ability but it also enhances social skills and levels of numeracy and literacy.  Up to 1,000 children agred 5 - 11 take part each year. In October 2011, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to a one off grant to fund the employment of a fundraiser for this project.  The Trustees of the Foundation were particularly impressed with the legacy of musical understanding and appreciation in young children this project has demonstrated to date.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Drake Music http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/drake-music http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/drake-music <h2>Drake Music</h2> <p>Drake Music's Ramp It Up" Project will send professional musicians into mainstream and SEN schools to work with pupils with profound and multiple learning difficulties and deliver creative music workshops, leaving a legacy of music at the school such that musicians use the equipment already in place at the schools and train the teachers and assistants to carry on delivering music workshops after the professionals have gone.  Their music making links in with current topics to enhance pupils' understanding of other areas of the curriculum. The projects will take place in schools acrsss Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester and Brighton and benefit approximately 240 pupils agred 11 to 18 per year. In October 2011, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded Drake Music a one off grant to support the Ramp It Up" Project in 2011/12.  The Trustees were particularly impressed with the legacy of music this project achieves and the evaluation of the benefits provided.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0000 The RSC Young Company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-rsc-young-company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-rsc-young-company <h2>The RSC Young Company</h2> <p>The RSC Young Company provides intensive performing arts and theatre skills workshops at the Royal Shakespeare Company for 10 local disadvantaged or excluded young people aged 14-15. Beneficiaries are disadvantaged students who share a love of drama and have been recommended by local schools or institutions.  Students will experience a high quality of artistic training at the RSC and aim to achieve a recognised qualification and high profile performance projects at the end of the 10 month course.  They will take part in workshops held by creative teams in Stage Management, Lighting, Sound, Events, Producers, Marketing, Press, Front of House, Development and Movement.  The aim is to give these young people a breakthrough and support is given to those who complete the course to go into further education, training or the workplace. In October 2011, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a one off grant to support the Young Company in 2011/12.  The Trustees were particularly impressed that the high quality of artistic experience at the RSC will be offered to young disadvantaged people who have an enthusiasm for theatre.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Music Theatre Academy (MTA) http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-music-theatre-academy-mta http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-music-theatre-academy-mta <h2>The Music Theatre Academy (MTA)</h2> <p>MTA opened in 2009 and is emerging as an excellent training facility for young West End musical theatre performers. In October 2011, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a one off grant towards the first year's employment costs of an administrator / production manager at the MTA which has been run single-handedly by the Principal to date. The Trustees are particularly pleased that this appointment will help create sustainability for the academy at this early stage in its development and also work towards it achieving charitable status.</p> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Royal Court Theatre, London http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/royal-court-theatre-london http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/royal-court-theatre-london <h2>Royal Court Theatre, London</h2> <p>The Royal Court is a writers' theatre, dedicated to finding and producing new plays.  It creates the conditions for writers to flourish and brings their work to the widest possible audience. In January 2012, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed a grant of £150,000 paid over 2 years to fund the Studio, the Royal Court's creative hub, where new and young writers are nurtured to produce ground breaking theatre.  The key projects are the Young Writers workshop programme, Unheard Voices, an outreach programme to encourage writing in disadvantaged and minority communities and Play Development Readings where resources and expertise are shared with established artists.  The programmes include a diverse cultural mix of participants and a significant emphasis is dedicated to minority communities.  The Trustees considered the Studio to be hugely influential in the lives and careers of young writers and were delighted to become the main funder of the project for a considerable period of time.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Half Moon Young People's Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/half-moon-young-peoples-theatre-2 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/half-moon-young-peoples-theatre-2 <h2>Half Moon Young People's Theatre</h2> <p>Half Moon Young People's Theatre provides a variety of courses and performance groups for young people aged 14-17 in Tower Hamlets, London with a high proportion of children who live in low income households. In January 2012, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a one off grant to Half Moon Young People's Theatre towards their "Careers in Theatre" programme which gives hands on experience in the business, technical and artistic aspects of theatre via course workshops for young people aged 14-17.  In addition, participants demonstrate improvements in self esteem, confidence and negotation skills over the course with top students returning to undertake work experience at the theatre.  Trustees were particularly impressed by the quality of the training provision and the chance it gives to young people to experience working in the theatre industry. The "Careers in Theatre" week took place in November 2012.  Students from local schools particpated in intensive day-long workshops including sound, set design, acting, lighting and stage management and these workshops culminated in a performance.  Please see some images below of the event:-</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Irene Taylor Trust "Music in Prisons" http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/irene-taylor-trust-music-in-prisons http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/irene-taylor-trust-music-in-prisons <h2>The Irene Taylor Trust "Music in Prisons"</h2> <p>The Irene Taylor Trust "Music in Prisons" delivers intensive high quality music projects in prisons throughout the UK to provide positive experiences and help in the process of rehabilitiation, education and the forming of life skills.  Music in Prisons was set up in 1995 to ensure that prisoners would have access to high-quality creative music experiences designed to inspire and engage them in positive opportunities away from crime. In January 2012, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation awarded a one off grant to The Irene Taylor Trust "Music in Prisons - Sounding Out" programme which delivers music projects and enhances rehabilitation of ex-offenders who have successfully completed intensive music projects in prison.  "Sounding Out" will provide professional music tuition within the context of creating performances in a band, and arrange paid work performances and placements within a community programme of events. The Trustees were particularly impressed by the quality of the music provision and the training and opportunities given to support ex-offenders in the community. HM Prisons included in the project are Wormwood Scrubs, Erlestoke in Wiltshire and Highpoint North in Suffolk.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Waters Edge Arts Ltd http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/waters-edge-arts-ltd http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/waters-edge-arts-ltd <h2>Waters Edge Arts Ltd</h2> <p>The Edge is a vibrant theatre and arts centre in Chorlton, Manchester providing opportunities for all ages and backgrounds to become involved in the arts.  It offers classes for professional performers, evening classes in Acting, Singing and Dancing, a youth theatre for young people aged 5 to 18 and community theatre projects including a weekly workshop for the unemployed and musical theatre projects for chldren and young people drawn from deprived areas. In May 2012, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed a one off grant to Waters Edge Arts in order to create sustainability for a vital, creative and community theatre in Chorlton.  The Trustees of the Foundation are hopeful that this donation will help to lever support from other charitable organisations.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Square Chapel Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/square-chapel-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/square-chapel-trust <h2>Square Chapel Trust</h2> <p>Square Chapel is a thriving arts venue bringing live music, theatre, dance, musicals, workshops and youth theatre to over 30,000 audience members and participants in Halifax. In May 2012, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to provide funding over 3 years to Square Chapel's Write to Record project, supporting young people to gain skills in musicianship, song-writing, recording and performing. Write to Record participants are from diverse backgrounds and communities aged 11-18 and will be taught by professional musicians and supported to progress in their learning to play, writing songs, recording and collaborating as well as performing and exploring education and careers in music.  Up to 100 young people will be involved over a three year sustained programme, with the equipment purchased for the project being available for others to use as the Arts Centre resource. The Trustees of the Foundation were particularly impressed by the quality of training to be provided and the long term impact on the arts in the Calderdale area.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000 The Egg at Theatre Royal Bath http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-egg-at-theatre-royal-bath http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-egg-at-theatre-royal-bath <h2>The Egg at Theatre Royal Bath</h2> <p>The Egg is the Theatre Royal Bath's award-winning theatre especially for children, young people and their families.  They present a year round programme of shows and events for young people aged from 18 months to teenagers.  The Egg also hosts a programme of one off workshops and longer courses for older teenagers and adults who want to get to grips with the more technical or theoretical aspets of the theatre or to develop their acting skills. In May 2012, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to provide funding to The Egg over 3 years towards intensive week long Junior Apprentice programmes to provide carefully structured work experience for up to 20 GCSE students per year.  The students will get a high quality insight into how events are produced, with the course covering producing, directing, technical, lighting, wardrobe, box office, marketing, development and administration.  The Trustees of the Foundation were particularly impressed both with the range of opportunities the work experience will give to young people with a passion for theatre and with the high quality of the provision from professionals at The Egg.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Creative and Cultural Skills http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/creative-and-cultural-skills http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/creative-and-cultural-skills <h2>Creative and Cultural Skills</h2> <p>Creative & Cultural Skills supports the skills and training needs of the UK's creative and cultural industries.  Through their Skills Academy, they deliver a growing network of employers and training providers who are committed to the provision of high quality, industry-relevant creative education and training, apprenticeships and careers advice.  They have recently completed a new; purpose built facility, The Backstage Centre at Purfleet, for the training of technical theatre staff.  The Backstage Centre is a state of the art technical facility housed alongside the Royal Opera House production workshop. In September 2012, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to provide funding towards master classes at The Backstage Centre to include technical theatre students, who will have the chance to experience real-time training with some of the world's best bands and theatre companies in a large-scale industry-standard venue, strengthening their practical skills. The Trustees of the Foundation were particularly impressed with the facilities within the new building and are hopeful that their support will encourage others to fund this and other projects at the Centre in the future. <em><strong>LATEST NEWS - 6 AUGUST 2013 </strong></em> Creative & Cultural Skills has announced a plan to host a series of one-day masterclasses in Autum 2013 for young people embarking on careers in technical theatre.  The Technical Masterclass Series is supported by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.</p> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Wales Millennium Centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/wales-millennium-centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/wales-millennium-centre <h2>Wales Millennium Centre</h2> <p>The Wales Millennium Centre is the largest theatre in Wales with a relatively small pool of technical staff for such a major employer. In 2012, they set up a Creative Apprenticeship Scheme which invests in, encourages and develops future generations of stage technicians, electricians and other "behind the scenes" roles through hands-on experience in house and on tour over the period of a year. The apprentices are offered peer-to-peer training and mentoring in areas including lighting, sound, electrics and rigging. They work within the main theatre and across other venues, both within the Centre and off-site. In September 2012, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to provide funding to cover salary, tools and external training for one apprentice per year for three years. The Trustees of the Foundation were particularly impressed with the opportunities and exceptional training this scheme provides to young technical theatre apprentices at a crucial stage in their career development. As at November 2014, the first apprentice - Joanna - has completed her 12 month placement and concluded that she would definitely like to pursue a career in Stage Management.  She is working on The Lion King at the Centre over the Christmas period. The second apprentice - Carly - is currently midway through her placement with the Centre.  She grew up with the theatre and has always been acting or helping backstage at school, college and elsewhere.  She applied for the apprenticeship as she wanted to widen her experience in technical theatre with a view to becoming a qualified stage manager in the future.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Royal Ballet School http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/royal-ballet-school http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/royal-ballet-school <h2>The Royal Ballet School</h2> <p>Founded in 1926, The Royal Ballet School provides outstanding vocational training for talented young people between the ages of 11 and 19, preparing them for careers as professional dancers/choreographers.  One of the Royal Ballet School's main aims is to make ballet as widely accessible as possible.  In 2005, they created a Dance Partnership and Access Programme to focus on and connect with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. In September 2012, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to provide funding to The Royal Ballet School over 3 years toward 2 strands of their Dance Partnership and Access Programme; 1 - PrimarySTEPS for young children at 32 schools in Blackpool, Dagenham, Swindon, Bury St Edmunds and Mansfield.  Year 3 children attend a demonstration by students from RBS and take part in 6 workshops.  Those identified with talent and aptitude receive weekly tuition for the next 3 years. 2- aDvANCE is their programme for teenagers in state secondary schools and specialist dance centres.  they work with RBS students to share experiences and exchange dance ideas via 12 weeks of dance workshops at the schools, followed by full rehearsals leading to the performance of a new dance piece inspired by elements of ballet. The Trustees of the Foundation were particularly impressed with the project's focus on giving disadvantaged talented children an opportunity to experience excellent training in the field of dance.</p> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Sadler's Wells Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/sadlers-wells-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/sadlers-wells-trust <p>Sadler's Wells is dedicated to bringing the very best international and UK dance to London audiences.  They are committed to producing, commissioning and presenting works of the highest standards, crossing the boundaries between different art forms. In September 2012, the Trustees of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation agreed to provide funding over 3 years to support at least 2 participants each year on the "Wild Card" project; a workshop project which supports and develops young, active, dynamic choreographers and producers by offering resources, mentoring from Sadler's Wells professionals, access to professional networks and provides an important platform to showcase their work. The first three artists taking part in "Wild Card" have been chosen.  They are: DAN CANHAM.  Bristol-based Dan Canham has performed with companies including DV8 Physical Theatre and Fabulous Beast.  Alongside his eloquent work, "30 Cecil Street", he invites performance artist Augusto Corrieri and Pig Dyke, a group of 18 riotous Molly dancers from Cambridgeshire, to perform. IVAN BLACKSTOCK.  Dancer/choreographer Ivan Blackstock is well known in the hip hop scene and directs BirdGang Dance Company.  Inviting dancers from his company, and with live music, Ivan transforms the space in and around the theatre in a strange and startling way. BELLYFLOP.  Bellyflop is a London-based online magazine by eight dance artists whose writing activity runs parallel to their contemporary dance and performance practices.  Their programme "The BELLY of the Beast" features performances from these contributors alongside guest artists. The Trustees of the Foundation were particularly impressed with the creative development opportunities this project will give to high potential artists at an early stage of their careers.</p> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0000 Paines Plough http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/paines-plough http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/paines-plough <h2>Paines Plough</h2> <p>The Foundation's donation to Paines Plough to create and build The Roundabout Auditorium will enable the theatre company to offer audiences everywhere a positive and unique theatrical experience.  From Scarborough to Southampton, Bristol to Belfast, Falkirk to Folkestone, Paines Plough's purpose-built theatre will pop-up on people's doorsteps presenting new plays in top class productions, giving everyone the chance to experience theatre. Touring the UK since 1974, Paines Plough is the UK's leading producer of new plays and in 2012 took 11 new productions to over 44 towns and cities. <a href="http://www.andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/PDF/Paines-Plough-press-release-140213.pdf">PRESS RELEASE</a></p> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 00:00:00 +0000 The Mayor of London's Fund for Young Musicians http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-mayor-of-londons-fund-for-young-musicians http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-mayor-of-londons-fund-for-young-musicians <h2>The Mayor of London's Fund for Young Musicians</h2> <p>The Mayor of London's Fund for Young Musicians (MFYM) was established to support and benefit young musicians across London, especially those from socially disadvantaged backgrounds. In January 2013 the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to the MFYM's Partnership Programme towards the provision of overall musical development to 7-18 year old musicians by creating partnerships between music services and London's top professional arts organisations. The Foundation's grant is specifically to fund the "Remix the Mix" project - a collaboration between Barking and Dagenham Music Service, Havering Music School and Bigga Fish.  This project is aimed at addressing a gap in composition and urban music production, combining classical and urban genres in a "Remix the Mix" orchestra of 50 students (aged 14 - 19)  and professional musicians. The Trustees were particularly impressed with the development opportunities the programme will give to young and emerging musicians.  Training is offered to children and young people at different stages of their musical development who are otherwise unable to progress their talent due to lack of local provision or financial hardship.  The programme offers enhanced musical experiences and challenges those with talent and commitment to stretch themselves and encourages young musicians to continue their musical studies.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Oldham Coliseum Education Partnership Scheme http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/oldham-coliseum-education-partnership-scheme http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/oldham-coliseum-education-partnership-scheme <h2>Oldham Coliseum Education Partnership Scheme</h2> <p>Oldham Coliseum Theatre is a building-based producing theatre, dating back to 1885.  It is a well-attended venue in the North West of England that produces 8 in-house shows a year and is also a receiving house for a variety of visiting companies and artists. In January 2013 the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to Oldham Coliseum giving 450 pupils aged 16-18 from surrounding schools and colleges the opportunity to attend workshops and learn all aspects of technical theatre, acting, directing, set design and musical theatre.  The workshops will provide career pathways and count towards the attainment of the Trinity College Arts Award qualification.  In addition, 30 teachers and lecturers will benefit from taking part in career development and vocational training. The Trustees were particularly impressed by the opportunities students will be given to participate in a working theatre together with the aim for schools to continue elements of the programme in the long term.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Hallé Concerts Society http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/halle-concerts-society http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/halle-concerts-society <h2>Hallé Concerts Society</h2> <p>Hallé is a professional and highly renowned orchestra in Manchester who have been fundraising for the capital costs to refurbish a disused church, St Peter's in the Ancoats area, into a dedicated rehearsal and performance venue - The Hallé Centre. St Peter's is a Grade II listed building, centrally based within walking distance of Manchester Piccadilly train station and, once the work is complete, will be used by the Hallé Orchestra, Choir, Youth & Training Choirs, Children's Choir and Youth Orchestra. In January 2013 the Trustees awarded a one-off grant towards the final fit out costs of the centre, specifically the purchase of cello chairs, bass stools and percussion chairs as well as acoustic screens. The Trustees were particularly impressed with the professional guidance and music development opportunities the Hallé provides to young people from Manchester and beyond.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Half Moon Young People's Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/half-moon-young-peoples-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/half-moon-young-peoples-theatre <h2>Half Moon Young People's Theatre</h2> <p>Half Moon Young People's Theatre provides a variety of courses and performance groups for young people aged 14-17 in Tower Hamlets. In April 2013 the Trustees of the Foundation awared a grant over 2 years to Half Moon Young People's Theatre to fund their "Careers in Theatre" programme which is offered to local state secondary school pupils.  The programme gives hands on project management style experience in the creation of professional theatre performance including:</p> <ul> <li>Acting</li> <li>Lighting</li> <li>Set and costume design</li> <li>Sound composition</li> <li>Stage management</li> <li>Marketing</li> </ul> <p>The Foundation funded the 2012 "Careers in Theatre" programme at Half Moon which had clearly demonstrated their ability to engage and train young people to a high standard.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-society-for-the-protection-of-ancient-buildings http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-society-for-the-protection-of-ancient-buildings <h2>The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings</h2> <p>The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) was founded by William Morris in 1877 and trains specialists in historic building conservation.  Graduates go on to work in statutory and voluntary heritage organisations, practices and construction businesses or specialise and set up their own business. In April 2013 the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant over 2 years to SPAB to fund 2 full time scholarships in each year for young architects, surveyors and engineers in building conservation, learning specialist repair methods and conservation skills.  The Trustees welcomed this support for specialist training that preserves historic techniques for the future generations and enhances future employment prospects of the scholars. <a href="http://www.spab.org.uk/media-centre/press-releases/press-release/?CONTENTID=242">PRESS RELEASE</a></p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Royal Shakespeare Company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/royal-shakespeare-company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/royal-shakespeare-company <h2>Royal Shakespeare Company</h2> <p>In April 2013 the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant over 3 years to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Learning Performance Network partnering primary and secondary schools in deprived areas of the UK with regional theatres and RSC practitioners aiming for young people to see and participate in live performances of Shakespeare.  The programme includes workshops in schools and local theatres as well as residential courses at the RSC.  Over 2,000 students will take part and all will be encouraged to take the RSC Shakespeare Challenge Arts Award. The RSC was the recipient of a grant from the Foundation in 2011.  The Trustees noted that the RSC had previously demonstrated how high quality artistic provision can contribute to improved levels of academic ability and attitudes to school generally and they were delighted to extend their support for this project.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Southampton City Art Gallery http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/southampton-city-art-gallery http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/southampton-city-art-gallery <h2>Southampton City Art Gallery</h2> <p>Southampton City Art Gallery's permanent collection has more than 3,800 works of art that spans eight centuries.  Among the highlights of the collection are the Perseus series (1876-88) by Burne-Jones.  Based on a number of Greek myths, it is a heroic tale of knight-errantry and the triumph of good over evil. In November 2013, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to Southampton City Art Gallery to re-glaze these large, full-sized studies by Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones with low-reflective glazing (Optium).  The re-glazing will greatly enhance the aesthetic experience for gallery visitors and also means the works can be successfully toured to other galleries. UPDATE The re-glazing is now complete and the Burne-Jones Perseus series is on permanent display in a wooden-panelled room which originates from Barings Bank - see images above, (photography by Joe Low courtesy of Southampton City Art Gallery, Southampton City Council, UK). <a href="http://www.andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/__assets__/PDF/Southampton-City-Art-Gallery---Aug-2014-article.pdf">PRESS RELEASE</a></p> Sat, 30 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Cathedral and Church Buildings Division http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/cathedral-and-church-buildings-division http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/cathedral-and-church-buildings-division <h2>Cathedral and Church Buildings Division</h2> <p>Our 16,000 parish churches are among Europe's finest historic buildings and display an unparalleled array of treasures.  Caring for these churches and the treasures within them poses many challenges.  The size of collections in historic churches is vast, including monuments, wall paintings, stained glass, textiles, medieval timberwork, and many other types of objects.  Part of the challenge of looking after these collections is that these treasures are the responsibility of parochial church councils who are volunteers and have many pressing needs on their church's finances. With the help of the dioceses the Church Buildings Council has identified the 100 artworks currently most in need of conservation. In February 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to the Cathedral and Church Buildings Division towards the conservation of church treasures, including a William Morris carpet at Monkwearmouth, St Andrew, Co.Durham. <a href="http://www.andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/__assets__/PDF/Church-Treasures-Update-July-2014.pdf">PRESS RELEASE</a></p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/tunnell-trust-for-young-musicians http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/tunnell-trust-for-young-musicians <h2>Tunnell Trust for Young Musicians</h2> <p>The Tunnell Trust was established in order to support young musicians - chamber groups in particular - to help bridge the gap between student and professional worlds. In June 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded The Tunnell Trust a one-off grant towards their specialist chamber music course for talented young musicians - Music Coll 2014, Study and Performance Week. The course targets young talented musicians at the outset of their careers and provides them with invaluable performing experience together with high quality coaching from respected musicians.  The aim is to provide a unique environment in which young musicians can escape the pressure of everyday life and have the space and time to develop their musicianship.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Berkshire Maestros http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/berkshire-maestros http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/berkshire-maestros <h2>Berkshire Maestros</h2> <p>Berkshire Maestros is a music education charity.  They ensure access to high quality musical experiences to the widest possible range of children in the Berkshire area, regardless of their background or ability. They lead the Music Education Hub for Berkshire and every week teach more than 13,500 children and young people to play a musical instrument. Their Academy Programme identifies and nurtures the musical development of Berkshire's most able musicians.  This includes their Academy on Sundays scheme for young musicians aged 9 to 15. In June 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to Berkshire Maestros for their Academy on Sundays scheme, specifcally targetting children from less affluent backgrounds.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Theatre Royal Stratford East http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/theatre-royal-stratford-east http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/theatre-royal-stratford-east <h2>Theatre Royal Stratford East</h2> <p>The Theatre Royal Stratford East launched their Musical Theatre Initiative (MTI) in 1999 to commission and produce a portfolio of new musical theatre work, serving voices traditionally unheard in British theatre. In June 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant to the Theatre Royal Stratford East to fund the MTI over 2 years having already awarded the project a grant 3 years earlier.  They were delighted to provide a further 2 year's funding for this initiative which provides professional artistic development for young people at the start of their careers who would otherwise struggle to gain access to the mainstream theatre industry.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Shakespeare's Globe http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/shakespeares-globe-2 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/shakespeares-globe-2 <h2>Shakespeare's Globe</h2> <p>Shakespeare's Globe is dedicated to the exploration of Shakespeare's work and the playhouse for which he wrote, through the connected means of performance and education. In February 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to fund a year-long post of Music Department Assistant Trainee for Shakespeare's Globe and the new indoor Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The trainee will: Support the Director of Music on all shows. Work alongside Stage Managers, Technical and Production Managers. Receive a thorough training in Theatre Sound, including the skills required to set up, use and maintain audio and recording equipment during filming of productions. Have a wide exposure to instruments, their properties, ranges and uses within the Elizabethan and Jacobean theatres. -  Learn how to manage technical rehearsals. Be ready after the year's training to go on to train in Technical Theatre or directly into the workplace. UPDATE:  Aleksandra Giersz has now been recruited and is pictured here in the slideshow.  She has written a report on her first two months in post which you can read by clicking here.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Almeida Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/almeida-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/almeida-theatre <h2>Almeida Theatre</h2> <p>The Almeida is a 325 seat theatre in Islington, North London, with a reputation for innovation and excellence, from classics to new works. In February 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded the Almeida a one-off grant towards the Almeida Projects Creative Learning Programme which provides 10,000 opportunities annually for over 3,000 young people aged 5 to 25 to participate in a variety of theatre-based activities inspired by the main stage programme.  These activities include: Theatre based workshops for 5 to 14 year olds in conjunction with local schools. Young Friends of Almeida for 15 to 25 year olds, offering subsidised tickets, workshops, term long projects and a discounted annual membership fee. Professional development through Facilitation Training, including master classes, on the job mentoring for teachers and practitioners. PG Cert Applied theatre with the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama for 8 trainees per year. One year Community Arts Apprenticeship for a young person not in employment, education or training.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Old Vic Theatres Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-old-vic http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-old-vic <h2>The Old Vic</h2> <p>In February 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to The Old Vic to support their Old Vic New Voices (OVNV) Talent Programme, which promotes the development of new work and provides mentoring and resources to get projects and people a start in artistic life. They will offer Start Up Awards, to provide small grants to emerging artists all over the UK, often towards actor's rehearsal fees, technical kit and script development.  These artists will be provided with back up by individual mentoring and group workshops. A previous grant awarded by the Foundation in 2012 was used to support 20 emerging artists get projects off the ground and the Foundation is pleased to continue supporting the development of new work and emerging artists under the guidance and mentoring of the Old Vic's professional practitioners.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Scottish Heritage Angel Awards http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/scottish-heritage-angel-awards http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/scottish-heritage-angel-awards <h2>Scottish Heritage Angel Awards</h2> <p>The Scottish Heritage Angel Awards are supported by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and were established in 2014.  The first such awards in Scotland, they will recognise the work of voluntary groups and individuals in protecting and celebrating Scotland's historic environment. The inaugural Scottish Heritage Angel Awards ceremony will take place in Autumn 2015 and will make awards in five categories: INVESTIGATING AND RECORDING - volunteer / community-based projects recording local history and heritage. CARING AND PROTECTING - volunteer-led involvement in saving / restoring heritage sites and buildings. SHARING AND CELEBRATING - volunteer-led projects promoting local history, architecture and archaeology . CAPACITY BUILDING - projects demonstrating sharing of skills with volunteers. LIFETIME CONTRIBUTION TO THE HISTORIC ENVIRONMENT - for individuals nominated by local groups and communities. The awards are run by a partnership of Historic Scotland, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland, Scottish Government, Archaeology Scotland and the Scottish Civic Trust and complement the existing English Heritage Angel Awards, co-funded by The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Birmingham Contemporary Music Group http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/birmingham-contemporary-music-group http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/birmingham-contemporary-music-group <h2>Birmingham Contemporary Music Group</h2> <p>The Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) is committed to encouraging young musicians, conductors and composers. In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded BCMG a one-off grant 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.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Children's Hospice South West http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/childrens-hospice-south-west http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/childrens-hospice-south-west <h2>Children's Hospice South West</h2> <p>In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant over 2 years 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.Individual and group sessions will take the form of musical improvisation, composition, singing, learning to play and sound-stories.  Connections through music will be made with approximately 400 children and young people each year.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Birmingham Repertory Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/birmingham-repertory-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/birmingham-repertory-theatre <h2>Birmingham Repertory Theatre</h2> <p>In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant over 3 years to the 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.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Clean Break http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/clean-break http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/clean-break <h2>Clean Break</h2> <p>In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded Clean Break with a 3 year grant towards their Education Programme providing Performance Courses for women offenders.  The courses build self-confidence, self-esteem and develop written and communication skills by using theatre and performance techniques within a supportive environment.  The courses have proven progression routes into further education and work placements.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 National Orchestra For All (NOFA) http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/national-orchestra-for-all-nofa http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/national-orchestra-for-all-nofa <h2>National Orchestra For All (NOFA)</h2> <p>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.  The orchestra gives opportunities for professional experience and aims to raise aspirations and give access to a range of life skills, targeting participants from challenging backgrounds across the UK. In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded a grant to NOFA over 3 years towards their intensive residential Summer Courses and they are delighted that this will provide progression routes for those ready to join ensemble playing that would not otherwise be open to them.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Wilton's Music Hall http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/wiltons-music-hall http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/wiltons-music-hall <p>Wilton's Music Hall is the last surviving grand music hall. In March 2015, the trustees awarded Wilton's a grant over 3 years 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.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 National Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/national-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/national-theatre <h2>National Theatre</h2> <p>NT Connections is a 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. In March 2015, the trustees of the Foundation awarded the National Theatre a grant over 3 years towards the NT Connections Festival.  This funding will allow the NT to double their inclusion fund supporting groups demonstrating a financial or geographical barrier to participate and prioritising those who have a lack of access to creative opportunities, high levels of deprivation or significant NEET members. Participants aged 13-19 experience all aspects of theatre making; design, marketing, lighting, sound, directing, stage management and acting.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Bishopsland Educational Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/bishopsland-educational-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/bishopsland-educational-trust <h2>Bishopsland Educational Trust</h2> <p>The Trustees of the ALW Foundation were very happy to award a grant to Bishopsland Educational Trust over 3 years towards the costs of providing specialist training in British silversmithing. This is a one year residential course and the 12 participants will have already completed their BA in silversmithing or jewellery and are chosen on a merit basis from a diverse range of backgrounds. The trainees will learn from skilled professionals and have opportunities to exhibit their work.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 National Youth Jazz Collective http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/national-youth-jazz-collective http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/national-youth-jazz-collective <h2>National Youth Jazz Collective</h2> <p>The ALW Foundation Trustees were happy to award a grant to the National Youth Jazz Collective over two years to fund ten bursaries at their intensive Summer School 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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Future Talent http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/future-talent http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/future-talent <h2>Future Talent</h2> <p>In July 2015, the Trustees of the ALW Foundation awarded a grant to Future Talent over 3 years towards their career advice, performance and mentoring programme for 36 talented musicians from low income backgrounds from Yorkshire, North West, North East, East and West Midlands. Future Talent has strong partnerships with mentors, performers and organisations such as Hallé Orchestra, Lesley Garrett, Sting, Rambert Orchestra. Photographer credits - Rob Kennard & Alex Harvey-Brown</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Royal Exchange, Manchester http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/royal-exchange-manchester http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/royal-exchange-manchester <h2>Royal Exchange, Manchester</h2> <p>The Trustees of the ALW Foundation were thrilled to award a grant to the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester in July 2015.  This grant, awarded over 3 years, will fund the 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. Photographer credit - Joel Fildes</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Northern Ballet http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/northern-ballet http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/northern-ballet <h2>Northern Ballet</h2> <p>In July 2015 the Trustees of the ALW Foundation awarded a grant over 3 years to Northern Ballet’s START Schools project 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. Photographer credits - START Schools & Brian Slater</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 English School's Orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/english-schools-orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/english-schools-orchestra <h2>English School's Orchestra</h2> <p>The Trustees of the ALW Foundation were pleased to award a grant to English Schools Orchestra (ESO) in July 2015 towards their composing, improvising and performance project led by the ESO and music students at Goldsmiths, University of London, for 30 A Level, GCSE and vocational course music students from Lewisham borough.  The project aims to bridge the gap between school, college and the life of a professional musician, giving professional music guidance and experience to those who would not otherwise have the opportunity for specialist teaching. The Lord Lingfield Kt DL, president of the ESO, said "I would be so grateful if you would pass on our gratitude to your Trustees as they will be enabling us to realise our vision of providing life-changing experiences for young people in the Lewisham area of London through music making and composing. Photographer credit - Phil Ball</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 St George's Bristol http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/st-georges-bristol http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/st-georges-bristol <h2>St George's Bristol</h2> <p>In July 2015 the Foundation awarded a grant over 3 years to St George’s Bristol to fund their Young Composer’s Academy, involving 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. There will be an opportunity for compositions to be performed at St George’s and ultimately to gain a professional, paid commission in year three as ‘St George’s Composer in Residence’.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Donmar Warehouse http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/donmar-warehouse http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/donmar-warehouse <h2>Donmar Warehouse</h2> <p>The Trustees of the ALW Foundation were happy to awarded a grant to the Donmar Warehouse in July 2015 towards their 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> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Hackney Empire http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/hackney-empire http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/hackney-empire <h2>Hackney Empire</h2> <p>In July 2015, the Trustees of the ALW Foundation awarded a one-off grant to Hackney Empire to fund the Hackney Empire Young Artists Company 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. Although the initial project title was the Hackney Harlem Project, it was important that the young company founded their own identity and mission statement – therefore as the project moves forwards it will be called the ‘TWIST Theatre Company project'. Claire Middleton, Chief Executive of Hackney Empire said "The generous grant towards the full cost of the Artist Development Graduate Programme will allow our young creatives to fulfil their dreams.  Hackney Empire is grateful to be able to realise its vision of a young artists company who will be professionally mentored by the creative team and industry stalwarts".</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Stalham Brass Band http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/stalham-brass-band http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/stalham-brass-band <h2>Stalham Brass Band</h2> <p>The Trustees of the ALW Foundation were pleased to agreed a one off grant  to Stalham Brass Band in July 2015.  These funds will go towards brass band music tuition and instrument loan for young people in Norfolk.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Chickenshed http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/chickenshed http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/chickenshed <h2>Chickenshed</h2> <p><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">The Trustees  of the Foundation were delighted to offer further support to Chickenshed 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, youth theatre direction.</span>  </p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Tricycle Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/tricycle-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/tricycle-theatre <h2>Tricycle Theatre</h2> <p><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">In July 2015 the Foundation awarded a grant over 2 years to Tricycle Theatre Youth Takeover Programme, an annual programme for over 300 young people, aged 11-25, from Brent, to train and gain experience in all aspects of working in a theatre, including directing, acting, stage management, lighting, set and sound design. The programme includes masterclasses, hands-on experience and culminates in a week long takeover of the theatre each Spring.</span>  </p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Historic England http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/historic-england http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/historic-england <h2>Historic England</h2> <p><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">The Trustees of the ALW Foundation were thrilled to offer their continued support of the Historic England Angel Awards, 2016-18, (previously English Heritage Angel Awards) for a further 3 years, to celebrate and highlight the work done by volunteers to rescue and restore local heritage for generations to come. New categories for 2016 are: Best Community Action, Best Heritage Research, Survey or Education project, Best Rescue of a Heritage Site at Risk, Best Heritage Professional, People’s Favourite Historic England Angel Award, Lifetime Achievement.</span>  </p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Little Kids Rock http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/little-kids-rock http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/little-kids-rock <h2>Little Kids Rock</h2> <p><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">The Trustees of the ALW Foundation have awarded a grant to Little Kids Rock to further their Music Tuition programme across state schools in the US. Little Kids Rock, established as a charity in 2001, 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. </span> <span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">Photographer credit - Mark Jaworski</span>  </p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Traverse Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/traverse-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/traverse-theatre <h2><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">Traverse Theatre</span></h2> <p><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">The Trustees of the ALW Foundation were delighted to award a grant to the Traverse Theatre in October 2015 towards their 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.</span> 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. Ellen Gledhill, Traverse Theatre's Development Manager said "Please extend our gratitude to the Trustees and all at the Foundation; with your support we can nurture the next generation of playwrights, inspiring young people to engage with the theatre and the cultural sector" <span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">Photographer credit - Aly Wright</span>  </p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Shakespeare's Globe http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/shakespeares-globe http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/shakespeares-globe <h2><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">Shakespeare's Globe</span></h2> <p><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">In October 2015 the Trustees of the ALW Foundation awarded a grant over 3 years to Shakespeare's Globe towards their 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.</span> Photographer credit: Cesare De Giglio  </p> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Lowry Centre Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-lowry-centre-cost http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-lowry-centre-cost <h2><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">The Lowry Centre Trust</span></h2> <p><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">In October 2015, the Foundation awarded a one-off grant toThe Lowry Centre Trust towards their Studio Artists Development Programme for emerging artists (individuals and companies) who will receive bespoke support and artistic professional development.</span> 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 yearlong 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> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/__assets__/PDF/2015-11-30-press-release-Oct-2015-grant-annoucement.pdf">PRESS RELEASE</a></p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/society-for-the-protection-of-ancient-buildings http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/society-for-the-protection-of-ancient-buildings <h2><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings</span></h2> <p><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) is the largest and most technically expert National pressure group fighting to save old buildings from decay, demolition and damage.</span> The ALW Foundation Trustees awarded SPAB a grant over 2 years in October 2015 towards their Scholarship Scheme which will support 4 scholars. <a href="http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/SPAB-2016-SCHOLARS-PROFILES.pdf">Scholars for 2016 have been chosen and you can read more about them by clicking here. </a>  </p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Wiltshire Music Centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/wiltshire-music-centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/wiltshire-music-centre <h2><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">Wiltshire Music Centre</span></h2> <p><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">In March 2016, the Foundation agreed a grant to Wiltshire Music Centre over 3 years towards their programme of master-classes, workshops, concerts and artist residencies for young musicians.</span>  </p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Oldham Colesium http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/oldham-colesium http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/oldham-colesium <h2><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">Oldham Colesium</span></h2> <p><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">The Trustees of the Foundation were delighted to award a grant to Oldham Coliseum over 3 years towards their Education Partnership Scheme which provides industry led workshops, master-classes and performances for students from 12 schools in marginalised communities across Tameside.</span>  </p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 American Theatre Wing http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/american-theatre-wing http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/american-theatre-wing <h2><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">American Theatre Wing</span></h2> <p><span data-sheets-userformat="{" data-sheets-value="{">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.</span>  </p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/__assets__/PDF/2016-06-13-American-Theatre-Wing-press-release.pdf">PRESS RELEASE</a></p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Young People’s Chorus of New York City http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/young-peoples-chorus-of-new-york-city http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/young-peoples-chorus-of-new-york-city <h2>Young People’s Chorus of New York City</h2> <p>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. 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. 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 style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/__assets__/PDF/2016-04-28-Young-People's-Chorus-of-NY-City-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Press release</a></p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Music In Secondary Schools Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/music-in-secondary-schools-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/music-in-secondary-schools-trust <p>The Music In Secondary Schools Trust was established with funding from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation and the Charles Wolfson Trust and promises every child an entitlement to study a classical musical instrument on entry into secondary school, as well as tuition and performance opportunities.</p> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/toonspeak-young-peoples-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/toonspeak-young-peoples-theatre <h1>Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre</h1> <p>Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre received a grant towards their Silver Arts Awards (Production and Performance) project which are nationally recognised qualifications delivered by one to one mentoring for young artists aged 11 to 25 from areas of exceptional social exclusion in Glasgow.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Welsh National Opera (WNO) http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/welsh-national-opera-wno http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/welsh-national-opera-wno <h1>Welsh National Opera (WNO)</h1> <p>Welsh National Opera (WNO) received funding  towards the establishment of WNO Youth Opera in Birmingham.  There will be a focus on developing progression routes into the arts for participants from BAME and economically challenged backgrounds.</p> <p>(Image - WNO credit Kirsten McTernan)</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 PEEK - Possibilities for Each and Every Kid http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/peek-possibilities-for-each-and-every-kid http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/peek-possibilities-for-each-and-every-kid <h1>PEEK - Possibilities for Each and Every Kid</h1> <p>PEEK - Possibilities for Each and Every Kid have received funding to provide quality music workshops and develop a choir for young people who would not otherwise have access.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Orpheus Centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/orpheus-centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/orpheus-centre <h1>Orpheus Centre</h1> <p>Orpheus Centre, an inclusive, performing arts centre that provides opportunities for personal development through the performing arts and other learning experiences for young, disabled adults.  The funding over 3 years will go towards their Learning and Transition project which will provide supported internships, training in interview skills and creating a CV, and students achieving accredited qualifications in life and living skills.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 North East of Scotland Music School http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/north-east-of-scotland-music-school http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/north-east-of-scotland-music-school <h1>North East of Scotland Music School</h1> <p>North East of Scotland Music School has received a grant towards travel costs for a qualified professional, Nigel Clayton FRCM from London to Aberdeen to teach music to gifted musicians from school age to maturity, in Aberdeen and NE Scotland.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 National Theatre of Scotland http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/national-theatre-of-scotland http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/national-theatre-of-scotland <h1>National Theatre of Scotland</h1> <p>National Theatre of Scotland received funding towards an open paid internship programme for five people from BAME communities.  Each intern will receive five weeks paid employment beginning with an induction week, where they will learn the aims and mechanisms of each department within the National Theatre of Scotland.</p> <p>(Image - National Theatre Scotland -by Gillian Hayes)</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Montgomery Holloway Music Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/montgomery-holloway-music-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/montgomery-holloway-music-trust <h1>Montgomery Holloway Music Trust</h1> <p>Montgomery Holloway Music Trust received funding towards bursaries for disadvantaged students, aged 16 to 25, to attend their Summer School which is their advanced performance course and provides talented musicians with a variety of opportunities to develop their skills through creative experiences.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 London Chamber Orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/london-chamber-orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/london-chamber-orchestra <h1>London Chamber Orchestra</h1> <p>London Chamber Orchestra Music Junction project received funding towards nurturing young people’s musical appreciation, understanding and talent so that orchestral music becomes a familiar part of their lives, as well as to encourage greater empathy and connection between young people from different backgrounds - including children who face disadvantage or extreme vulnerability - and to build lasting relationships between schools and communities. Working with partner schools and organisations in Kent, Berkshire, Waltham Forest and Havering providing opportunities for shared experience to bridge social divides through creative music making and instrumental learning.</p> <p>(Image - LCO Music Junction credit - Benjamin Ealovega)</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 London Philharmonic Orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/london-philharmonic-orchestra-2017-10-18-10-46-41 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/london-philharmonic-orchestra-2017-10-18-10-46-41 <h1>London Philharmonic Orchestra</h1> <p>London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) have received funding towards their LPO Junior Artists project to tackle diversity in the orchestral workforce. LPO Junior Artists core programme is for 8 talented young musicians at Grade 7+, aged 15-19 and a second strand for younger students LPO Junior Artists: Overture aimed at children, Grade 4 +, aged 7-14, all from communities and backgrounds currently under-represented in the orchestral profession(Image - Credit Benjamin Ealovega)</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Holy Trinity School http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/holy-trinity-school http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/holy-trinity-school <h1>Holy Trinity School</h1> <p>Holy Trinity School received a grant over 5 years to fund musical instruments and tuition.  The school is committed to providing music tuition as part of the school curriculum and every child from age 9 will have an opportunity to play a musical instrument and to progress to the school orchestra.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Hackney New Primary School http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/hackney-new-primary-school http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/hackney-new-primary-school <h1>Hackney New Primary School</h1> <p>Hackney New Primary School received funding towards the purchase of musical instruments.  The children will have daily music lessons and the school has employed a full-time music teacher to run the programme.  The instruments will remain at the school and be available for generations of children to use.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Fethard Heritage Centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/fethard-heritage-centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/fethard-heritage-centre <h1>Fethard Heritage Centre</h1> <p>Fethard Council Heritage Centre received funding towards the employment of a Museum Curator at the Fethard Council Heritage Centre.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Chelsea Quavers Music School http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/chelsea-quaver-music-school http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/chelsea-quaver-music-school <h1>Chelsea Quavers Music School</h1> <p>Chelsea Quavers Music School have been awarded funding  for a project that teaches children from the age of 4 to read, write, perform, develop aural skills, compose and perform music using their series of Chelsea Quavers Music Puzzles.  The funding over 3 years will provide bursaries for young people to access the Saturday Music Club. </p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 English Schools Orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/english-schools-orchestra-2017-10-18-10-49-20 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/english-schools-orchestra-2017-10-18-10-49-20 <h1>English Schools Orchestra</h1> <p>English Schools Orchestra (ESO) have been awarded funding over two years towards a composing project for disadvantaged pupils in schools across London in partnership with MiSST, Academy Trusts, Lewisham Hub, Goldsmiths and English Young Artists’ Sinfonia.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 East London Arts and Music (ELAM) http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/east-london-arts-and-music-elam http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/east-london-arts-and-music-elam <h1>East London Arts and Music (ELAM)</h1> <p><strong>East London Arts and Music (ELAM)</strong> a state funded free school that offers talented young people from tough backgrounds the opportunity to train with industry specialists, leading to successful lives in the creative industries. ELAM has received funding over 3 years for the Individual Music Tuition Programme to provide one to one music tuition for students from high calibre professional music tutors.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Creative Futures http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/creative-futures http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/creative-futures <h1>Creative Futures</h1> <p><strong>Creative Futures </strong>a multi-arts charity which delivers participatory creative arts and music projects for children and young people, especially in areas of deprivation in London and beyond.  The project will work with looked after children and provide an opportunity for them to explore a range of instruments, learn how to be backing singers, write lyrics, try out music technology and compose new songs.  This project will help to build the young people's confidence and resilience as well as giving them a high quality arts experience.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Clod Ensemble http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/clod-ensemble http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/clod-ensemble <h1>Clod Ensemble</h1> <p>Funding over 3 years has been awarded to Clod Ensemble to support GCSE and A Level students from two London schools in Haringey and Islington to develop a firm grasp of classical music theory and history by providing leaders, workshops and one to one mentoring sessions focusing on the composition component.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Batley and Spen Youth Theatre Company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/batley-and-spen-youth-theatre-company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/batley-and-spen-youth-theatre-company <h1>Batley and Spen Youth Theatre Company</h1> <p>Batley & Spen Youth Theatre Company Ltd was set up to pay tribute to the late Jo Cox MP and aims to leave a lasting legacy for young people in the town.  The company’s first project ‘Hear the People Sing’ includes a production of <em>Les Misérables</em> with a local cast & company. The project will target young people who have not engaged with the performing arts and who do not feel theatre is for them due to social or economic reasons.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Alt. Actor Training Company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/alt.-actor-training-company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/alt.-actor-training-company <h1>Alt. Actor Training Company</h1> <p>Alt Actor Training has received funding towards a new and free actor training company working exclusively with BAME actors from low income backgrounds in London and Manchester.  Over a period of 14 weeks, participants receive professional training for stage and screen and have the opportunity to showcase their talent.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Boomsatsuma http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/boomsatsuma http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/boomsatsuma <h1>Boomsatsuma</h1> <p>Boomsatsuma was created in 2011 to deliver the highest quality arts and creative opportunities for children and young people in the West of England.  They have been awarded funding to provide free drama and technical training for BAME young people aged 13 to 19 in East Bristol.  The training will be delivered by professional tutors working at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School (BOVTS) in weekly classes and school holiday workshops culminating in a public performance. </p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Curve Theatre Leicester http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/curve-theatre-leicester http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/curve-theatre-leicester <h1>Curve Theatre Leicester</h1> <p>New Theatre Talent, a year-long, part-time theatre training programme for 25 young people aged 18-25, provided by Curve Theatre has been awarded funding.  Managed by Leicester Theatre Trust, Curve Theatre is a registered charity providing engaging world-class theatrical experiences for local communities in a state-of-the-art theatre in Leicester’s vibrant Cultural Quarter.  The programme aims to recruit talented young adults from BAME backgrounds from neighbourhoods rated the 21st most deprived Local Authority area in England.  The scheme will focus on providing free training for stage and musical performance skills which will culminate in a final musical showcase at the Curve Theatre.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Lincoln Cathedral http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/lincoln-cathedral http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/lincoln-cathedral <h1>Lincoln Cathedral</h1> <p>Lincoln Cathedral has been awarded a grant towards the development of Heritage Skills of members of its in house Works Department. These individuals will be using their enhanced skills to conserve and restore Lincoln Cathedral, which is currently the only English Cathedral on the Heritage at Risk Register.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 United Learning http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/united-learning http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/united-learning <h1>United Learning</h1> <p>United Learning is a group of schools across the UK which aims to provide excellent education to children and young people across the country.  They believe in the power of the arts to have a transformative effect in schools and seek to improve the life chances of all children and young people.  The Access to Theatre Programme to run in secondary schools has been awarded funding over two years and will add to the schools’ curriculum by bringing students, teachers and practitioners from the performing arts together to learn, train and perform in a professional environment.  There will be two programme strands in Physical Theatre delivered by Frantic Assembly and Contemporary Dance delivered by Ballet Boyz.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Historic England - Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/historic-england-shrewsbury-flaxmill-maltings http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/historic-england-shrewsbury-flaxmill-maltings <h1>Historic England - Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings</h1> <p>Historic England has been awarded funding over three years towards their Heritage Skills Programme, as part of the Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings Heritage Lottery Funded project. It will provide 175 training opportunities, 20 work-based placements and 200 continued professional development opportunities for trainees, students and professionals - focusing on specific heritage crafts – in addition to 20 hard hat tours for members of the public.</p> <p><em>(Image copyright Historic England - James Davies)</em></p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Stage One http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/stage-one http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/stage-one <h1>Stage One</h1> <p>Stage One has been providing training and support to new UK producers in theatre for 40 years. The charity has been awarded funding over two years to fund The Producer Placement Scheme that offers a unique hands-on training opportunity within established and experienced producing companies or regional subsidised venues. Successful applicants to the scheme will receive a living wage for the year spending either 6 months with one production office and 6 months with another or 12 months within one producing house where they learn all aspects of theatre production. The training is open to those who do not have the funds to pay for a course or are hindered by their geographic location.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/royal-shakespeare-company-rsc http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/royal-shakespeare-company-rsc <h1>Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)</h1> <p>The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) received funding towards Next Generation, a talent development programme for young people aged 13 to 18.  The programme will recruit talented young people from the RSC’s nationwide partnerships with schools and regional theatres, known as the Associate Schools programme.  Some of the best theatre-makers, actors and directors in the business will give advice, teaching, support and practical experience, under the guidance of the RSC, with workshops and residential courses in Stratford-upon-Avon.  Next Generation will encourage new talent, who would not have had access to these opportunities, to enter a career in the theatre in either acting, directing or working backstage<strong>. </strong></p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Stage http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-stage http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-stage <h1>The Stage</h1> <p>The Stage, has been awarded funding over three years to support the creation of a free online data resource detailing the full range of training opportunities and careers in theatre, as well as funding and support that is available for aspiring theatre workers. It will have a particular focus on opportunities for those from disadvantaged backgrounds, including young people from BAME backgrounds. The project has sprung from one of the key recommendations of the Centre Stage report, published by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation last year.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Theatres Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/theatres-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/theatres-trust <h1>Theatres Trust</h1> <p>Theatres Trust, the national advisory public body for theatres that advises on planning, operations, regeneration, development, architecture and design to make theatres sustainable and accessible has been awarded a grant over three years. Since April 2012, ALWF has supported the UK Small Grants Scheme generating 241 applications and 50 awards to address urgent building repairs and help theatres in need and at risk across the UK. Funding will extend this scheme for a further three years and support more theatres with their capital projects. Grants awarded include Royal Court Liverpool, Oldham Coliseum, Hackney Empire, Bush Theatre, Blackpool Grand Theatre, Shanklin Theatre Isle of Wight, Theatre Royal Dumfries and Wyeside Arts Centre, Wales.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, click here to read the press release <a href="downloads/andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-grants-july-2017-press-release.pdf" target="_blank">Click Here</a></p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:00:00 +0000 St Peter's Church Pilning http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/st-peters-church-pilning http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/st-peters-church-pilning <h1>St Peter's Church Pilning</h1> <p>The Foundation is pleased to award a grant to St Peter's Church in Pilning to encourage more visitors and participation and to enhance services to benefit a wider public.</p> <p>Photo credit - Rob Maggs</p> Sat, 10 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Amateur Dramatics Ecchinswell http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/amateur-dramatics-ecchinswell http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/amateur-dramatics-ecchinswell <p>In October 2014, the Trustees awarded funding towards the lighting, scenery and accessories for the Ecchinswell Amateur Dramatics pantomime production and were pleased with the benefit to the community and that the items purchased could be used for future productions. </p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Aylesbury Vale Youth Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/aylesbury-vale-youth-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/aylesbury-vale-youth-theatre <p>In July 2015 the Trustees agreed to award funding towards Aylesbury Vale's Youth Theatre’s and were pleased their funding will help provide opportunities for those interested in a career in theatre to gain valuable experience and learn new skills.</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Blue Apple Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/blue-apple-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/blue-apple-theatre <p>In July 2015 the Trustees awarded a one off grant to Blue Apple Theatre, Winchester which provides their members with opportunities to participate in regular, integrated drama and dance sessions leading to varied and wide reaching public performances. </p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Caius House http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/caius-house http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/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. www.caiushouse.org </p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Community First, Wiltshire http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/community-first-wiltshire-2017-10-19-12-27-20 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/community-first-wiltshire-2017-10-19-12-27-20 <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.</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Cupar Youth Musical Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/cupar-youth-musical-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/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> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 DJ School UK http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/dj-school-uk http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/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> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Eskdale Mill & Heritage Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/eskdale-mill-heritage-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/eskdale-mill-heritage-trust <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> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Everyman & Playhouse, Liverpool & Merseyside Theatres http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/everyman-playhouse-liverpool-merseyside-theatres http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/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. www.everymanplayhouse.com </p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Finding Rhythms http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/finding-rhythms http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/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. </p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Hall for Cornwall http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/hall-for-cornwall http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/hall-for-cornwall <p>In February 2014, the Trustees of the Foundation awarded a one-off grant to Hall for Cornwall 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> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Jerwood Charitable Foundation http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/jerwood-charitable-foundation http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/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. www.jerwoodcharitablefoundation.org/creative-bursaries</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 JW Productions http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/jw-productions http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/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, 31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Letchworth Arts Centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/letchworth-arts-centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/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> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Manchester Camerata http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/manchester-camerata-2017-10-19-13-09-54 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/manchester-camerata-2017-10-19-13-09-54 <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</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Mayor's Music Fund http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/mayors-music-fund http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/mayors-music-fund <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." </p> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Roundhouse http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/roundhouse http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/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.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Royal Court Liverpool http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/royal-court-liverpool http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/royal-court-liverpool <p>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.</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Watermill Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-watermill-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/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, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The Landmark Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-landmark-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-landmark-trust <p>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> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 National Youth Theatre of Great Britain http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/national-youth-theatre-of-great-britain http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/national-youth-theatre-of-great-britain <p>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> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Pugin's Church of St Augustine's in Ramsgate http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/pugins-church-of-st-augustines-in-ramsgate http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/pugins-church-of-st-augustines-in-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.</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 RADA http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/rada http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/rada <p>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> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Rhythm Junkies http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/rhythm-junkies http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/rhythm-junkies <p>In June 2017, the Trustees awarded a one off grant to Rhythm Junkies' Big Dance Off project giving the young people of Luton and Dunstable the opportunity to experience professional dancing training at the Phoenix Starr academy.</p> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Scottish Opera http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/scottish-opera http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/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.</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +0000 Scottish Opera http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/scottish-opera-2017-10-20-11-19-42 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/scottish-opera-2017-10-20-11-19-42 <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, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Seaham Music Academy http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/seaham-music-academy http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/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> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Society of Architectural Historians of GB http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/society-of-architectural-historians-of-gb http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/society-of-architectural-historians-of-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.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 St Catherine's School, Bramley http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/st-catherines-school-bramley http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/st-catherines-school-bramley <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> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0000 St Editha's Parish Church http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/st-edithas-parish-church http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/st-edithas-parish-church <p>In March 2016, the trustees of the Foundation agreed match funding towards the purchase of specially made window guards to protect important stained glass windows by Burne Jones, Maddox Brown and William Morris at St Editha’s.</p> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 00:00:00 +0000 St Swithun's http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/st-swithuns http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/st-swithuns <p>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. www.stswithuns.com</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The JMK Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-jmk-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-jmk-trust <p>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> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0000 The North East of Scotland Music School http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-north-east-of-scotland-music-school http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-north-east-of-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. www.nesms.org.uk    </p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 The Regal Community Theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-regal-community-theatre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-regal-community-theatre <p>In March 2015 the trustees agreed match funding towards the creation of a 1 year Theatre Technician Apprenticeship at the Regal Community Theatre in Bathgate, West Lothian.</p> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Theatre Royal Plymouth http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/theatre-royal-plymouth http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/theatre-royal-plymouth <p>In October 2014, The Theatre Royal Plymouth’s Young Company was awarded a one-off grant towards their Hubs programme.  The Trustees were particularly impressed by the opportunities and professional guidance being offered to the young people of Plymouth who would not usually have the means to participate.</p> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Theatre Royal Wakefield http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/theatre-royal-wakefield http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/theatre-royal-wakefield <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."</p> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Ulster Youth Orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/ulster-youth-orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/ulster-youth-orchestra <p>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> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +0000 Villiers Park Educational Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/villiers-park-educational-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/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. www.villierspark.org.uk</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Wallasey School http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/wallasey-school http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/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. www.wallaseyschool.co.uk</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:00:00 +0000 Chetham's School of Music http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/chethams-school-of-music http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/chethams-school-of-music <p>Chetham's School of Music has been awarded a grant to fund bursaries over 3 years.  The bursaries in this specialist music school will be offered based on talent and financial need and will provide expert tuition and guidance for aspiring musicians.</p> <p>For more information on this grant and the others awarded in this round, <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Ulster Orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/ulster-orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/ulster-orchestra <p>Ulster Orchestra has been awarded a grant to provide side by side coaching and mentoring for university music students from Northern Ireland over three years. </p> <p>There is no vocational third level music college in Northern Ireland and this scheme offers a unique opportunity for young local musicians to rehearse and perform alongside the professional Ulster Orchestra.</p> <p>To find out more about the others grants awarded in this round, <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">click here.</a></p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 National Youth Theatre REP Company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/national-youth-theatre-rep-company http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/national-youth-theatre-rep-company <p>The National Youth Theatre REP Company has been awarded a grant over 3 years in the latest round of grants.  This grant funds places for young talented 18-25 year olds to train with highly regarded, established theatre practitioners.  The REP Company provides free and exceptional experience and mentoring from industry professionals to 16 young people each year from culturally and geographically disadvantaged areas.</p> <p>For more information and details of the other grants awarded in this round, <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 New Vic Theatre, Newcastle under Lyme http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/new-vic-theatre-newcastle-under-lyme http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/new-vic-theatre-newcastle-under-lyme <p>New Vic Theatre, Newcastle Under Lyme has been awarded a grant<strong> </strong>over two years for their project which targets under-represented communities in the performing arts. SPARK is a musical theatre project encouraging participation and progression for young people from BAME and hard to reach communities in Stoke on Trent.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">Please click here</a> for information on the other grants awarded in this round. </p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Chineke! Orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/chineke-orchestra http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/chineke-orchestra <p>Chineke! Orchestra receives a grant towards their orchestral learning and participation project, taken in to schools in Gloucester, Birmingham and Southampton at no cost to the school<strong>.</strong></p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here for details of the other grants awarded in this round.</a></p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Live Theatre, Newcastle Upon Tyne http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/live-theatre-newcastle-upon-tyne http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/live-theatre-newcastle-upon-tyne <p>Live Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne has received a grant from the Foundation towards their G’ben/Write project which provides weekly career development, mentoring and support sessions lasting over 6 months for young writers aged 16 – 25 of Afro Caribbean origin.</p> <p>You can read more about the other projects that have been awarded grants in this round <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p> </p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Historic Wales Heritage Angel Awards http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/historic-wales-heritage-angel-awards http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/historic-wales-heritage-angel-awards <p>Historic Wales Heritage Angel Awards has been awarded a grant by the Foundation to promote and host the Historic Wales Heritage Angel Awards. This will formally recognise the achievements, dedication and expertise in the conservation, preservation and appreciation of heritage in Wales and complete the programme already established with the Historic England Angel Awards, Scottish Heritage Angel Awards and the Heritage Angel Awards for Northern Ireland.</p> <p>For information on the other grants awarded in this round, <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">please click here</a>.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Gainsborough's House http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/gainsboroughs-house http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/gainsboroughs-house <p>Gainsborough’s House has been<strong> </strong>awarded a grant towards a Building Management Apprenticeship scheme to fund one apprentice for 3 years as part of a major refurbishment project at the Grade 1 listed house and museum. Recruitment will be targeted at underrepresented groups, including young people from BAME backgrounds.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">Please click here</a> to find out about the other grants awarded during this round.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/society-of-architectural-historians-of-great-britain http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/society-of-architectural-historians-of-great-britain <p>Known for its journal, <em>Architectural History</em>, the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) organises lectures, study days, foreign tours, conferences, symposia, and graduate student workshops. The Society has been awarded a grant to fund one postgraduate PhD student for 3 years. The PhD will be connected to English Architectural Heritage.</p> <p>For details of the other grants awarded in this round, <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">please click here.</a></p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Northampton Theatres Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/northampton-theatres-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/northampton-theatres-trust <p>Northampton Theatres Trust Ltd has been awarded a grant to fund the expansion of their Youth Theatre. An additional 40 places at the theatre will be offered to young people from BAME backgrounds and the scheme will last over three years.</p> <p>For details of other grants awarded in this round, <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">please click here.</a></p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Square Chapel Arts Centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/square-chapel-arts-centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/square-chapel-arts-centre <p>The Foundation has awarded a grant to Square Chapel Arts Centre for their Open Doors project. This is a schools theatre outreach programme, created in order to increase participation in the arts for children in disadvantaged areas across Calderdale. The programme lasts for over three years<strong>.</strong></p> <p>Details of the other grants awarded in this round can be found by <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">clicking here</a>.</p> <p> </p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Northampton Music and Performing Arts Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/northampton-music-and-performing-arts-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/northampton-music-and-performing-arts-trust <p>A grant has been awarded to Northampton Music and Performing Arts Trust to run a ‘Reach the Stars’ programme. The curriculum provides bespoke practical music education run by professional music therapists for children and young people with additional needs.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">Please click here</a> to read the press release.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Churches Conservation Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/churches-conservation-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/churches-conservation-trust <p>The Churches Conservation Trust has received a grant from the Foundation which will deliver a range of heritage skills training by funding one 12 month paid heritage skills apprenticeship as part of a wider project at St Swithun’s in Worcester.</p> <p>Details of the other grants awarded can be found by <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">clicking here.</a></p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Punchdrunk http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/punchdrunk http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/punchdrunk <p>Punchdrunk has been awarded a grant towards the Lost Lending Library project. This involves arts based learning activities in the most deprived areas of London. ALW Foundation funding will target project delivery in 14 primary schools across Harringey. The project aims to increase literacy and oral skills of the children whilst equipping teachers with creative teaching techniques going forward.</p> <p>If you would like to know about any of the other grants awarded in this ground, <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">please click here.</a></p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Wales Millennium Centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/wales-millennium-centre-2017-11-23-13-42-23 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/wales-millennium-centre-2017-11-23-13-42-23 <p>Wales Millennium Centre has been given funding which will give added value by way of training and experience opportunities in the Shared Apprenticeship scheme. Encouraging and developing future generations of stage technicians, electricians and other behind the scenes roles; it will lead to EDI Level 3 in Technical Theatre across Wales<em>.</em></p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here</a> for information on the other grants awarded in this round.</p> <p> </p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Masterclass Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/masterclass-trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/masterclass-trust <p>Masterclass Trust was awarded a one off grant to provide advice and information sessions for young people under 30, with the aim of making the professional world of the Theatre more accessible. Masterclasses include talks, workshops, careers advice and support from industry leaders.</p> <p>Details on the other grants awarded during this round can be found in our <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">press release here</a>.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Goresbrook School, Dagenham http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/goresbrook-school-dagenham http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/goresbrook-school-dagenham <p>A grant has been awarded to Goresbrook School, Dagenham which will go towards their Big Band Project. This project ensures every student in years 7, 8 and 9 learns a woodwind, brass or rhythm section instrument and has opportunities for ensemble playing and performance. Goresbrook School is a United Learning school<em>.</em></p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">Please click here</a> to read our press release which has information on the other grants awarded in this round.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Urban Vocal Group http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/urban-vocal-group http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/urban-vocal-group <p>The Urban Vocal Group in, Portsmouth will provide development opportunities for participants to progress to leadership roles in weekly singing tuition and composition workshops with their recent grant awarded by the Foundation.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">Please click here</a> to read our press release which has details of this and other grants awarded during this round.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 William Mathias Music Centre, Caernarfon http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/william-mathias-music-centre-caernarfon http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/william-mathias-music-centre-caernarfon <p>The William Mathias Music Centre, Caernarfon offer high quality music tuition and performance opportunities and have been awarded a grant which will be focused towards costs of specialist tutors.</p> <p>If you would like to read about the other grants awarded during this round, <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">click here.</a></p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Mercury Musical Developments http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/mercury-musical-developments http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/mercury-musical-developments <p>The ALW Foundation have awarded a grant to Mercury Musical Developments towards the running of BEAM 2018, a development showcase of new and diverse British musical theatre writing. This project including pitching masterclasses and pitching days across the UK culminating in a showcase in front of an audience of industry professionals.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">Please click here </a>for details of the other grants that have been awarded in this round.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The JMK Trust http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-jmk-trust-2017-11-23-14-05-01 http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-jmk-trust-2017-11-23-14-05-01 <p>The JMK Trust have been awarded a 3 year grant towards the provision of bespoke workshops and training opportunities run by established theatre professionals for potential assistant directors from diverse backgrounds.  This project will run across 10 regional UK theatres, including Birmingham REP, Home Manchester and West Yorkshire Playhouse. </p> <p>You can read more about this and the other grants awarded in this round by <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">clicking here.</a></p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-dukes-theatre-lancaster http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-dukes-theatre-lancaster <p>A grant awarded to The Dukes Theatre, Lancaster will go towards their Young Creatives programme lasting over two years. It is a first step for young people accessing the theatre. Recruitment will be from areas of economic deprivation through local partners.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here </a>for information on the other grants awarded in this round.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Warwick Arts Centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/warwick-arts-centre http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/warwick-arts-centre <p>Warwick Arts Centre received a grantto recruit 7 student leaders from university students and provides 20 free youth theatre places. It is targeting those who wouldn’t normally engage, reached via promotion in schools and community groups in disadvantaged areas.</p> <p>If you would like to read about the other grants that received funding during this round, <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">please click here.</a></p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Wac Arts http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/wac-arts http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/wac-arts <p>A grant awarded over 3 years to Wac Arts will go towards the costs of providing specialist tutors on the Diploma and Senior WAC Arts programme.</p> <p><a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">Click here</a> to read about the other grants awarded in this round.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Greyscale Theatre Company, Newcastle Upon Tyne http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/greyscale-theatre-company-newcastle-upon-tyne http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/greyscale-theatre-company-newcastle-upon-tyne <p>Greyscale Theatre Company, Newcastle Upon Tyne has been awarded a grant to offer an apprenticeship for a young disabled director.</p> <p>You can read the press release <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">here.</a></p> <p> </p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 Frozen Light Theatre, Norwich http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/frozen-light-theatre-norwich http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/frozen-light-theatre-norwich <p>Frozen Light Theatre, Norwich will receive a grant to go towards theatre performances for people with profound and multiple disabilities.</p> <p>You can read the press release <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">here.</a></p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000 The Jessye Norman School of the Arts, Augusta US http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-jessye-norman-school-of-the-arts-augusta-us http://andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/content/the-jessye-norman-school-of-the-arts-augusta-us <p>A grant awarded to The Jessye Norman School of the Arts, Augusta US will go towards their free after school arts programme for local school children, focusing on dance, theatre, music, visual art and photo journalism.</p> <p>You can find out about the other grants awarded in this round by <a href="downloads/2017-11-30-andrew-lloyd-webber-foundation-november-final.pdf" target="_blank">clicking here.</a></p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:00:00 +0000