Grants Awarded in 2016

Birmingham Royal Ballet

Birmingham Royal Ballet

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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.

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Generation Arts

Generation Arts

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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.

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Dad’s Rock Academy

Dad’s Rock Academy

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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.

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Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra

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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.

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Grundisburgh Symphony Orchestra

Grundisburgh Symphony Orchestra

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Grundisburgh Symphony Orchestra has been awarded a grant by the Foundation towards the provision of instruments, tuition and hall hire.

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Music in the Round

Music in the Round

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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.

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Community & Youth Music Library

Community & Youth Music Library

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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.

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Tangled Feet Theatre Company

Tangled Feet Theatre Company

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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.

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Southwark Playhouse

Southwark Playhouse

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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.

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Salisbury Playhouse

Salisbury Playhouse

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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.

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Lyric Hammersmith

Lyric Hammersmith

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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.

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Rowan

Rowan

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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.

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Hull Truck Theatre

Hull Truck Theatre

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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.

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Southampton City Art Gallery

Southampton City Art Gallery

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Southampton City Art Gallery will use their grant from the Foundation to conserve three frames in the Burne Jones’ Perseus series, a collection recognised for its importance worldwide and on request by the Tate Britain for their 2018/19 Burne Jones exhibition.

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Hay Castle Trust

Hay Castle Trust

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Contributing to the preservation and purchase of Hay Castle, the Hay Castle Trust 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.

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The Old Vic Theatre Trust

The Old Vic Theatre Trust

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The Old Vic Theatre Trust 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.

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The Watts Gallery Trust

The Watts Gallery Trust

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The Watts Gallery Trust 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, click here to read the press release

Ulster Architectural Heritage Society

Ulster Architectural Heritage Society

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The Foundation is pleased to support the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society who will receive funds to support the Heritage Angel Awards 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 50th anniversary celebrations.

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You can read the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society’s press release here

Wiltshire Music Centre

Wiltshire Music Centre

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Wiltshire Music Centre

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.

 

Oldham Colesium

Oldham Colesium

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Oldham Colesium

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.

 

American Theatre Wing

American Theatre Wing

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American Theatre Wing

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.

 

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Young People’s Chorus of New York City

Young People’s Chorus of New York City

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Young People’s Chorus of New York City

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”.

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