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Grants Made 2016

Organisation Name Project Title Grant Paid Region
National Gallery, London towards a hyper-spectral imaging system to analyse the structure of paintings and the process of fading and colour change informing preventative and environmental conservation practice £ 200,000 England, London
Brighton Dome and Festival Ltd towards the re-development of the Corn Exchange and studio theatre £ 200,000 England, South East
Bristol Old Vic Trust and Theatre Royal Trust towards the final stage of the redevelopment of this historic venue which is a key producing theatre £ 200,000 England, South West
South Bank Centre, London towards capital project to repair and refurbish the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery (2nd payment of 2) £ 175,000 England, London
Tricycle Theatre Company, London towards the capital project to upgrade the Tricycle Theatre £ 150,000 England, London
St George's Bristol, Bristol towards the £5.5M capital development project, 'Building a Sound Future' £ 150,000 England, South West
Writers' Centre Norwich towards creating the National Centre for Writing at Dragons Hall £ 100,000 England, East
Bush Theatre, London towards redevelopment of the Old Library into the new home of the Bush £ 100,000 England, London
Poole Arts Trust, Poole towards Lighthouse Concert Hall refurbishment and redevelopment £ 100,000 England, South West
Aberdeen Performing Arts towards the renovation and redevelopment of the Music Hall £ 100,000 Scotland
Royal Academy of Music, London towards the refurbishment of the theatre and the addition of new Recital Hall £ 100,000 U. K.
Poetry Society, London towards the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award 2014-2016 (3rd payment of 3) £ 85,000 U. K.
Northern Stage (Theatrical Productions) Limited, Newcastle Upon Tyne to redevelop an existing studio to create a flexible, practical space for use in a range of creative, community and commercial activities £ 80,000 England, North East
London Philharmonic Orchestra towards continuation funding for the Foyle Future Firsts Scheme October 2016 to 2019 (1st payment of 3) £ 60,000 U. K.
English National Ballet, London towards The Triple Bill touring contemporary dance programme in 2015 and 2016 (£45K towards Lest We Forget and £50K towards She Said) (2nd payment of 2) £ 50,000 England
English National Opera, London to support new opera commission, 'The Winter's Tale' by Ryan Wigglesworth in 16/17 season £ 50,000 England, London
Somerset House Trust, London towards the New Wing capital costs associated with the creation of Somerset House Studios (2nd payment of 2) £ 50,000 England, London
People's Theatre Arts Group, Heaton towards the redevelopment project £ 50,000 England, North East
Wells Cathedral School Foundation towards the Wells Musicircus Olympiad, a music education project investment in digital infrastructure to provide ongoing engagement with schools £ 50,000 England, South West
Birmingham Royal Ballet towards a new ballet of Shakespeare's The Tempest and the accompanying new music score to premiere on 1 October 2016 and then tour to several venues across the UK £ 50,000 England, West Midlands
Northern Ballet, Leeds towards the Choreographic Laboratory shortfall in 2016 and 2017 (£26K) and towards the new mid-scale production in 2017 (£24K) £ 50,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
English Folk Dance and Song Society, London towards the restoration of Kennedy Hall, specifically the Ivor Hitchens mural £ 40,000 England, London
Discover (Children's Discovery Centre East London) towards capital refurbishment to increase capacity £ 40,000 England, London
Theatre Hullabaloo, Darlington towards creating The Hullabaloon, a new theatre and learning space for children and young people £ 40,000 England, North East
Bury Metropolitan Arts Association towards 'A Better Met', to upgrade the building £ 40,000 England, North West
Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust to support the new Playhouse Residency programme over three years (1st payment of 3) £ 40,000 England, North West
Campbeltown Community Business Limited towards 'The Centenary Project' to support the renovation of the picture House, one of the oldest purpose built cinemas in Scotland £ 39,000 Scotland
Liverpool Biennial of Contemporary Art to support 6 Fellows as part of the 'The City is a School' creative professional development programme for young people in Liverpool £ 35,000 England, North West
Greater Manchester Arts Centre towards 'The Lab': a  pilot talent development programme for experimental performing arts £ 35,000 England, North West
Artes Mundi, Cardiff towards the Artes Mundi 7 Biennial Exhibition beginning in October 2016 £ 35,000 Wales
South London Theatre Building Preservation Trust, West Norwood towards the restoration of South London Theatre based at the Old Fire Station, South Norwood £ 30,000 England, London
North Music Trust, Gateshead towards audience development activities for the Royal Northern Sinfonia over two years (1st payment of 2) £ 30,000 England, North East
Opera North, Leeds towards a new expanded outreach programme for children, young people and adults £ 30,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Contemporary Art Society, London towards the Acquisition Scheme for Fine Art, the Curatorial Professional Development Programme, the Starting Point Scheme and a Travel Bursary £ 25,000 England
Artangel Trust, London towards the new Resources Fund to showcase work at smaller regional museums over 2 years (2nd payment of 2) £ 25,000 England
Little Angel Theatre, London towards refurbishment of the new studio theatre space at Sebbon Street Community Centre £ 25,000 England, London
Chichester Art Trust 3 year support to consolidate the new Children's Competition as part of the National Open Art Competition £ 25,000 England, South West
Bridport Arts Centre towards the refurbishment of Bridport Arts Centre £ 25,000 England, South West
Salisbury Arts Theatre towards one new commission for the 2017 Theatre Fest West £ 25,000 England, South West
Queen's Hall Edinburgh towards the upgrading of the Auditorium House Lighting and Staging units £ 25,000 Scotland
Stills, Edinburgh towards core costs in financial year 2016/17 as they transition to a new operating model following loss of SAC regular funding £ 25,000 Scotland
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Glasgow towards the pilot of the new National Schools Concert programme £ 25,000 Scotland
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, London towards NYO Inspire to reach out to young musicians around the UK who lack high level orchestral opportunities (1st payment of 2) £ 25,000 U. K.
Aurora Orchestra, London towards the Orchestral Theatre Touring Programme 2016-2017 £ 20,000 England
Choir of the Year, London towards the competition and learning programme £ 20,000 England
Glyndebourne Productions, Lewes towards new digital education programme to increase new opera audiences and support the schools programme over 2 years (2nd payment of 2) £ 20,000 England
OpenUp Music, Bristol towards the Open School Orchestras expansion  programme for SEN pupils in the North East and South West £ 20,000 England
The Sixteen, London towards regional promoted touring and education work over two years (1st payment of 2) £ 20,000 England
Told by an Idiot, London towards the regional tour of new production, 'The Search for El Dorado' to small rural venues £ 20,000 England
CREATE London towards The White House arts engagement Programme in Dagenham £ 20,000 England, East
Eltham Little Theatre towards the extension and refurbishment of the Bob Hope Theatre £ 20,000 England, London
Greenwich and Lewisham Young People's Theatre, London to support the salary of the Associate Artistic Director for one year and contribution to the 11-16 programming £ 20,000 England, London
Theatre Peckham, London towards fitting out the new theatre £ 20,000 England, London
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle Upon Tyne towards improving visitor facilities and increasing earned income to support their education work £ 20,000 England, North East
Manchester Camerata towards the Up Close concert series 2016-2017 £ 20,000 England, North West
Turner Contemporary, Margate towards the development of their commercial enterprises £ 20,000 England, South East
Aspex Visual Arts Trust, Portsmouth towards 'Revealing the Creative Process', a project to aid revenue generation and artistic reach £ 20,000 England, South East
Arcangelo, Gravesend towards core costs for 2016/17 £ 20,000 England, South East
Microplex Holdings Bristol towards renovations to the Cube Cinema and arts building £ 20,000 England, South West
Greenwich + Docklands Festivals, London towards performances of 'Silence' as part of Hull City of Culture programme £ 20,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Courthouse Project (Otley) to fund replacement of auditorium seating £ 20,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Big Telly Theatre Company, Portstewart towards The Faerie Thorn rural tour in 2017 £ 20,000 Ireland
Dance Touring Partnership, Shoreham by Sea towards creation, touring and audience development for a 7 week tour across Scotland and England in spring 2017 £ 20,000 U. K.
Mid Wales Opera Ltd, Powys towards the pilot tour of the new 'Small Stages' performances across rural Wales £ 20,000 Wales
Box Clever Theatre Company, London towards BIG BOX Project to work with theatres and secondary schools in three regions in England to tour a  production of Frankenstein £ 15,000 England
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company, London towards developing Material Men into a full length piece for a national tour in 2017 £ 15,000 England
New Art Exchange, Nottingham towards '10 British Artists' a collaborative project between NAE and Paul Goodwin £ 15,000 England, East Midlands
Octagon Theatre Trust, Bolton towards a new website £ 15,000 England, North West
More Music in Morecambe towards capital work at the Hothouse, the community music centre in Morecambe £ 15,000 England, North West
Drake Music Project, London towards North West Artistic Research Laboratory £ 15,000 England, North West
Tetbury Rail Lands Regeneration Trust Ltd towards a retractable seating system for this new arts centre £ 15,000 England, South West
African Cultural Exchange, Birmingham towards equipment and aids for the ACE Space,to improve a multi-purpose rehearsal and performance facility £ 15,000 England, West Midlands
Music in the Round, Sheffield towards producing and touring a new concert for children in 2017/18 £ 15,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Project Space Leeds, Leeds towards new audio visual equipment for The Tetley's programme and organisational capacity £ 15,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
North West Play Resource Centre, Derry towards the commissioning, producing and touring of three new pieces of theatre in 2016/17, specifically the salary of the Theatre Producer/Director £ 15,000 Ireland
Northern Ireland Opera, Belfast towards the Young Artists' Programme in 2016/17 £ 15,000 Ireland
Youth Theatre Arts Scotland, Edinburgh towards the Chrysalis Festival in 2016 £ 15,000 Scotland
East Neuk Festival, Edinburgh towards a commissioning partnership with Lichfield Festival £ 15,000 Scotland
Krazy Kat Theatre Company, Brighton towards 'Signs of the Time' to create two new age appropriate Deaf inspired sign language theatre productions for disadvantaged deaf and disabled children and young people £ 14,000 England, South East
Ledbury Poetry Festival towards the summer 2016 festival £ 12,500 England, West Midlands
House of Illustration, King's Cross to cover a new part-time Touring Exhibition Officer for one year £ 12,000 England
Unfolding Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne towards 'Putting the Band Back Together', a touring theatre production and associated community workshops £ 12,000 England, North East
Magpie Dance, Bromley to set up Highfliers a professional dance and training company for dancers with learning disabilities £ 11,000 England, South East
Hosking Houses Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon to create the Skoyles Bursaries Fund over a period of 5 years to support writers residencies for women £ 10,000 England
Springs Dance Company, London towards 'The Magic Paintbrush' a new dance theatre performance to tour  to 12 venues in autumn 2016 £ 10,000 England
Upclose Productions London towards the autumn tour - Ulla's Odyssey for children and families £ 10,000 England
National Youth String Orchestra, Woodbridge to recruit a new Arts Administrator to assist in development of the orchestra £ 10,000 England, East
Menagerie Theatre Company, Cambridge towards extending the life of three new commissions from the Hotbed Festival in 2016 by touring to additional venues £ 10,000 England, East
Oundle Music Trust towards the Oundle International Festival in July 2016 £ 10,000 England, East Midlands
Lewisham Education Arts Network, London towards the new Lewisham Live Explodes development and showcasing programme as part of the annual music and dance festival £ 10,000 England, London
Red Dreams, Hartlepool general donation to support the core work of the youth arts organisation £ 10,000 England, North East
Music for Change, Canterbury towards employing a fundraiser to support the growth and sustainability of the music charity for one year (£5K) and contribution towards core costs (£5K) £ 10,000 England, South East
Applause Rural Touring, Southborough towards Applause Outdoors 2017 to support the development and creation of 4-5 new outdoor theatre performance works to tour to rural community events from April to September 2017 £ 10,000 England, South East
Chineke Foundation, Isleworth towards the Chineke! Orchestra concert at the Southbank Centre in September 2016 £ 10,000 England, South East
Shape London towards the Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary for disabled artists in 2016/17 £ 10,000 England, South East
Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival, Clifton towards a workshop/performance tour to 40 schools in Bristol and the surrounding areas £ 10,000 England, South West
Lichfield Festival towards an expanded programme for the 35th Anniversary festival, particularly focused on new work £ 10,000 England, West Midlands
Create Arts Development, Scarborough towards the early development of a programme of new work for the Coastival festival in February 2017 £ 10,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Leeds Lieder+ towards the 2016 Festival of Song in Leeds £ 10,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Transform Theatre Projects, Leeds towards a new commissioning strand for Transform 17 - festival of contemporary theatre £ 10,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
174 Trust, Belfast towards core costs of the new Duncairn Centre for Culture & Arts in 2016/17 £ 10,000 Ireland
Sticky Fingers Arts, Newry towards Sticky Fingers International Festival 2016 £ 10,000 Ireland
Touring Network (Highlands & Islands), Inverness towards supporting a programme of dance and new music for rural touring aimed at youth audience £ 10,000 Scotland
Clore Leadership Programme, London to support an independent strategic review of governance in the arts and museums and pilot governance development programme for the Arts and Museums sector £ 10,000 U. K.
Beyond the Border Storytelling Festival, Cardiff towards developing new audiences for the biannual summer festival £ 10,000 Wales
Dawns i Bawb, Caernarfon towards the Apprenticeship Scheme for emerging dance practitioners over 2 years £ 10,000 Wales
Children's Concerts, Chichester to assist with the cost of coach transport to enable children from state primary schools to attend concerts between 2015 and 2017 (3rd payment of 3) £ 2,500 England, South East
Total: 107 items £ 3,758,000