Thursday 7 December 2017

Grants from the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation to support education and outreach in music and the arts

The Ulster Orchestra has been awarded £27,180 to provide side by side coaching and mentoring for university music students from Northern Ireland for over three years. As there is no vocational third level music college in Northern Ireland, this scheme offers a unique opportunity for young local musicians to rehearse and perform alongside a professional orchestra.

The grant is one of a number recently announced by the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation. Other recipients include:
  • Chetham's School of Music which receives a grant of £90,000 over three years to fund a full fee bursary based on talent and financial need.
  • Chineke! Orchestra receives £15,000 towards their orchestral learning and participation project in schools in Gloucester, Birmingham and Southampton at no cost to the schools involved.
  • The National Youth Theatre REP Company receives £75,000 over 3 years to fund places for young talented 18-25 year olds to train with highly regarded, established theatre practitioners 
  • Northampton Theatres Trust Ltd has been awarded £30,000 to fund the expansion of their Youth Theatre and an additional 40 places will be offered to young people from BAME backgrounds and the scheme will last over three years.
  • Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, receives £30,000 for the Open Doors project, 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. 
  • Northampton Music and Performing Arts Trust receives £23,000 to run a ‘Reach the Stars’ programme, whic provides bespoke practical music education run by professional music therapists for children and young people with additional needs.
  • Punchdrunk has been awarded £15,000 towards the Lost Lending Library project, which involves arts based learning activities in the most deprived areas of London.
  • Wales Millennium Centre has been given funding of £15,000 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.
  • William Mathias Music Centre, Caernarfon offer high quality music tuition and performance opportunities, the grant of £5,000 will be focused towards costs of specialist tutors

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