Grants Awarded in 2017

Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre

Toonspeak Young People’s Theatre

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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.

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Welsh National Opera (WNO)

Welsh National Opera (WNO)

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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.

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PEEK – Possibilities for Each and Every Kid  

PEEK – Possibilities for Each and Every Kid  

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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.

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Orpheus Centre

Orpheus Centre

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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.

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North East of Scotland Music School

North East of Scotland Music School

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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.

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National Theatre of Scotland

National Theatre of Scotland

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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.

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Montgomery Holloway Music Trust

Montgomery Holloway Music Trust

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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.

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London Philharmonic Orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra

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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
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London Chamber Orchestra

London Chamber Orchestra

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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.

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Holy Trinity School

Holy Trinity School

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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.

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Hackney New Primary School

Hackney New Primary School

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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.

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Fethard Heritage Centre

Fethard Heritage Centre

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Fethard Council Heritage Centre received funding towards the employment of a Museum Curator at the Fethard Council Heritage Centre.

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Chelsea Quaver Music School

Chelsea Quaver Music School

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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. 

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English Schools Orchestra

English Schools Orchestra

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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.

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East London Arts and Music  (ELAM)

East London Arts and Music (ELAM)

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East London Arts and Music (ELAM) 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.

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Creative Futures

Creative Futures

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Creative Futures 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.

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Clod Ensemble

Clod Ensemble

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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.

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Batley and Spen Youth Theatre Company

Batley and Spen Youth Theatre Company

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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 Les Misérables 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.

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Alt. Actor Training Company

Alt. Actor Training Company

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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.

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Boomsatsuma

Boomsatsuma

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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. 

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Curve Theatre Leicester

Curve Theatre Leicester

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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.

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Lincoln Cathedral

Lincoln Cathedral

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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.

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United Learning

United Learning

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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.

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Historic England – Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Historic England – Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

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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.

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Stage One

Stage One

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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.

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Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC)

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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

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The Stage

The Stage

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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.

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Theatres Trust

Theatres Trust

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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.

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St Peter’s Church Pilning

St Peter’s Church Pilning

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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.

 

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RIFCo Arts

RIFCo Arts

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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.

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Crisis UK

Crisis UK

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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

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Malvern Theatre

Malvern Theatre

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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.

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Live Music Now

Live Music Now

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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.

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Hoxton Hall Trust

Hoxton Hall Trust

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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.

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The Museum of London Archaeology

The Museum of London Archaeology

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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).

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The BRIT School

The BRIT School

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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.

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Beatroute Arts

Beatroute Arts

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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.

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Awards for Young Musicians

Awards for Young Musicians

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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.

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Arts Insight

Arts Insight

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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.

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Frantic Assembly

Frantic Assembly

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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.

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Primary Schools in Denbighshire

Primary Schools in Denbighshire

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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.

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Creative Access

Creative Access

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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.

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CLIC Sargent’s Music Programme

CLIC Sargent’s Music Programme

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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.

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Choirs Beating Time

Choirs Beating Time

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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.

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Scottish Civic Trust

Scottish Civic Trust

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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.

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Tara Arts Theatre

Tara Arts Theatre

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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

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