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Grants Made 2019

Organisation Name Project Title Grant Paid Region
The Mercury Theatre towards the 'Mercury Rising' capital appeal to transform current inadequate facilities £ 100,000 England - East
Snape Maltings towards Aldeburgh Young Musicians over two years in 2018/19 and 2019/20, specifically the Foyle Mentoring Scheme and a series of creative workshops (second payment of two) £ 35,000 England - East
Norwich Puppet Theatre Trust Ltd towards building/equipment improvements to the theatre in St James church (£10K) and towards core costs (£15K) £ 25,000 England - East
Viva Arts & Community Group towards transforming a disused Edwardian mill into a theatre and community arts centre £ 25,000 England - East
HighTide Festival Productions towards a two year programme of theatre performances and activities to develop audiences in Lowestoft (second payment of two) £ 20,000 England - East
NORCA and Sistema in Norwich Limited towards Teen Sistema over two years (second payment of two) £ 20,000 England - East
Frozen Light Theatre towards a new General Manager starting in September 2019 £ 20,000 England - East
New Cut Arts towards essential refurbishment works required at the arts centre in rural Suffolk £ 20,000 England - East
Mersea Island Community Association to replace and upgrade stage lighting and sound equipment £ 15,000 England - East
The Cambridge Music Festival towards expanding and strengthening the organisation's marketing and fundraising over one year £ 11,000 England - East
BACKLIT towards the installation of heating on the second floor £ 20,000 England - East Midlands
Darbar Arts Culture & Heritage Trust towards the new Darbar Fringe Festival in 2019 £ 10,000 England - East Midlands
Zest Theatre towards the Youthquake touring production in 2019 £ 10,000 England - East Midlands
Old Vic Theatre Trust 2000 towards phase 1 of the planned improvements to the historic theatre building £ 200,000 England - London
Polka Children's Theatre Ltd towards the capital redevelopment £ 100,000 England - London
London Philharmonic Orchestra towards continuation funding to support Foyle Future Firsts from 2019 for three years (2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22) (first payment of three) £ 60,000 England - London
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts towards the final stage of works on the new Mountview building, the fit out of the main theatre space £ 60,000 England - London
Wigmore Hall Trust towards Beethoven Festival - 2019/20 Season £ 50,000 England - London
World Heart Beat Music Academy towards the creation of a music venue and education centre in Wandsworth £ 50,000 England - London
Opera Holland Park towards the new Inspire Schools Matinee and Educational Workshops over two years (second payment of two) £ 30,000 England - London
Kiln Theatre towards the New Writing Programme over two years (first payment of two) £ 25,000 England - London
Orchestras for All towards core costs to support staff involved in developing the 2020 to 2025 strategy during the period July 2019 to June 2020 £ 20,000 England - London
Stratford Arts Trust towards two years 2019 to 2021 of the Blue Sky Project enabling adults with learning difficulties and disabilities to participate in theatre and performance activity £ 20,000 England - London
British Youth Music Theatre towards two summer productions for young female artists in 2019  £ 16,000 England - London
Greenwich Dance towards Up Your Street, a new audience development and participation programme for Greenwich (first payment of two) £ 15,000 England - London
Heart n Soul towards developing a visual arts programme for people with learning disabilities £ 15,000 England - London
Artistic Directors of the Future towards the pilot UP NEXT project for 4 BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) Artistic Directors, specifically the Battersea Arts Centre programme £ 10,000 England - London
Chelsea Physic Garden towards The Art and Healing Power of Plants, exhibition at the Chelsea Physic Garden and Royal Brompton Hospital  £ 10,000 England - London
Lewisham Education Arts Network towards 'Lewisham Live: OPEN' arts festival £ 10,000 England - London
Pimlico Musical Foundation towards the cost of delivering the school singing programme in 2019/20 £ 10,000 England - London
South London Theatre Building Preservation Trust Ltd towards South London Theatre running costs and additional items of equipment (not to be used for main capital project shortfall) £ 10,000 England - London
Stuart Hall Foundation towards core costs in 2019/20 £ 10,000 England - London
Tavaziva Dance towards the creation and tour of a new production, Boy's Khaya in spring 2021 £ 10,000 England - London
Viviana Durante Company towards a production of THREE/8:38/SEVEN at Wilton's Music Hall in May 2019 £ 10,000 England - London
North Music Trust towards capital works to increase income generation and enhance programming £ 100,000 England - North East
Churches Conservation Trust towards conserving and transforming the Grade 1 listed Holy Trinity Church Sunderland into a multipurpose space for heritage, culture and learning £ 50,000 England - North East
NTC Touring Theatre Company towards establishing NTC's new home at the Dovecote Centre in Amble, Northumberland during 2020 £ 20,000 England - North East
Orchestras Live towards new orchestral and learning activity in underserved areas of the North East region over three years (third payment of three) £ 20,000 England - North East
Seven Stories, Centre for Children's Books towards Phase 4 of 'Where Stories Come From', a digitally-enabled gallery and mirco archive £ 20,000 England - North East
Streetwise Opera new opera, Winter Journey £ 20,000 England - North East
November Club towards 'A Lit & Phil Carol: A Christmas Adventure for all the Family' £ 10,000 England - North East
Opera Sunderland towards A Soldier's Tale: Commission, community engagement and performances £ 10,000 England - North East
Northern Ballet towards the delivery of a new digital programme including children's ballets in 2018 and 2019 (second payment of two) £ 50,000 England - North West
Global Grooves towards the new Vale Centre for excellence in Carnival Arts in Tameside £ 45,000 England - North West
The Kendal Brewery Arts Centre Trust towards upgrading digital and technical capacity at the centre £ 40,000 England - North West
The Dukes Playhouse towards new equipment for the award winning promenade outside theatre park show £ 30,000 England - North West
Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust to support the new Playhouse Residency programme over three years (third payment of three) £ 20,000 England - North West
Mid Pennine Arts towards core costs in 2019/2020 £ 20,000 England - North West
Open Eye Gallery towards relaunching the LOOK Photo Biennial in Liverpool during 2019 £ 20,000 England - North West
Zion Arts Centre towards replacing and updating the theatre's seating and upstage lighting bars £ 20,000 England - North West
Highlights Productions towards a new development programme targeting young audiences aged 16-35 specifically to fund website and new staff post for a year to pilot this project £ 15,000 England - North West
UP Projects towards The Archive of Alternative Histories, a year-long commission led by emerging artist Jasleen Kaur in Rochdale £ 15,000 England - North West
Chineke Foundation towards core costs over two years (2017/18, 2018/19) (second payment of two) £ 25,000 England - South East
The Live Theatre Winchester Trust towards phase one of improvement works to this Edwardian Theatre £ 20,000 England - South East
London Mozart Players towards residency and audience development programme at the Opus Theatre, Hastings in year one £ 15,000 England - South East
Horsebridge Arts & Community Centre towards The Voyage, a summer project for young people £ 10,000 England - South East
Merry Opera Company towards the cost of small scale touring in 2020 (Don Giovanni and Handel's Messiah) £ 10,000 England - South East
Peer Productions towards the young peer actor-educator training programme, specifically for places for students aged 19 plus £ 10,000 England - South East
The Kings Theatre Trust towards replacing the original safety curtain £ 10,000 England - South East
Bristol Music Trust towards phase 2 of works to create a world class music venue and national centre for inclusive excellence, specifically a new education centre and performance space in the historic cellars (two payments of £125,000) £ 250,000 England - South West
Bristol Music Trust towards phase 2 of works to create a world class music venue and national centre for inclusive excellence, specifically a new education centre and performance space in the historic cellars (two payments of £ 250,000 England - South West
The Roche Court Educational Trust towards ARTiculation Regional Development over two years (second payment of two) £ 25,000 England - South West
The Roche Court Educational Trust towards ARTiculation Regional Development over two years (second payment of two) £ 25,000 England - South West
OpenUp Music towards the Open Orchestras programme for disabled young people £ 20,000 England - South West
OpenUp Music towards the Open Orchestras programme for disabled young people £ 20,000 England - South West
International Musicians Seminar Prussia Cove towards the salary costs of the General Manager for one year from November 2019 £ 15,000 England - South West
Wren Music towards a new Development Officer post over two years (£15K for year one and £10K for year two) (first payment of two) £ 15,000 England - South West
Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival towards delivering the festival and ongoing activity in 2020 £ 10,000 England - South West
Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival towards delivering the festival and ongoing activity in 2020 £ 10,000 England - South West
Spike Print Studio towards upgrading printing equipment £ 10,000 England - South West
Two Moors Festival towards ongoing activity in 2020 £ 10,000 England - South West
Performances Birmingham towards a four-storey extension to the Symphony Hall with dedicated entrance and expanded public space, with naming rights on the Level 5 Gallery  £ 125,000 England - West Midlands
The Prince's Foundation towards Phase 1 of the refurbishment and reopening of the disused Drapers' Hall in Coventry as a music venue £ 125,000 England - West Midlands
Birmingham Royal Ballet towards Ballet Now, a new five year professional development opportunity for up-and-coming creative teams to create ten new ballets over five years with specific support for two years (2019 and 2020)  (second payment of two) £ 50,000 England - West Midlands
Motionhouse towards a new strategic dance outreach project, 'Motionhouse Goes Wild!' £ 20,000 England - West Midlands
Worcester Live Ltd towards a laser projector £ 16,000 England - West Midlands
B Arts towards Common People, a new talent development programme for young/emerging artists £ 15,000 England - West Midlands
Big Brum Theatre in Education Co Ltd towards an autumn tour of Theseus and the Minotaur aimed at children aged 7 to 11 years £ 15,000 England - West Midlands
Birmingham Opera Company to cover proofing, updating and digitising the Music Library, specifically Phase 1 £ 15,000 England - West Midlands
Opera North towards capital works to improve and expand facilities and increase visibility across the three buildings £ 150,000 England - Yorkshire & Humberside
Hepworth Wakefield towards the Hepworth Riverside Sculpture Gallery Garden £ 100,000 England - Yorkshire & Humberside
Leeds Theatre Trust towards a complete overhaul and refurbishment of the Leeds Playhouse, with naming rights on the Foyle Rehearsal Room (second payment of two) £ 100,000 England - Yorkshire & Humberside
Barnsley Civic Enterprise Ltd towards a four week theatre tour of No Horizon in Spring 2020 £ 20,000 England - Yorkshire & Humberside
Tutti Frutti Productions towards 'Yellow is the Colour of Sunshine', a new play for young children and their families  £ 15,000 England - Yorkshire & Humberside
Creative Learning Guild towards core costs during 2020 £ 10,000 England - Yorkshire & Humberside
SELFA towards SELFA Skipton Puppet Festival £ 10,000 England - Yorkshire & Humberside
Graeae Theatre Company towards first year of setting up The Breathing Room, a national network of rehearsal spaces and support for Deaf and disabled artists £ 25,000 England Multiple Regions
Hofesh Shechter Company towards one year support for a new programming strand Shechter II to develop mid-scale dance to tour for regional audiences  £ 25,000 England Multiple Regions
Mahogany Opera Group towards the expansion of the Snappy Opera programme for primary aged children over two years (first payment of two) £ 25,000 England Multiple Regions
Organisation for New Sound and Music towards the Summer School for young composers in 2019 £ 20,000 England Multiple Regions
Rifco Arts towards audience development for the midscale tour of 'Mushy:Lyrically Speaking' £ 15,000 England Multiple Regions
Tiata Fahodzi towards 'Seeds', a new play by Mel Pennant £ 15,000 England Multiple Regions
Krazy Kat Theatre Company towards touring two new productions and a Deaf Associate Artist secondment £ 14,000 England Multiple Regions
Hosking Houses Trust to create the Skoyles Bursaries Fund over a period of five years to support writers residencies for women (fourth payment of five) £ 10,000 England Multiple Regions
Ulster Orchestra towards the Crescendo programme providing music education for children aged 5 to 11 years from October 2018 to June 2020 (second payment of two) £ 22,000 Northern Ireland
Golden Thread Gallery towards a new Fundraising Officer over one year £ 20,000 Northern Ireland
Young at Art towards delivering the flagship education and engagement programme, Creative Child in 2019/20 £ 20,000 Northern Ireland
Cahoots NI towards the 'Secrets of 'Space' new educational theatre project to encourage STEM subject learning   £ 15,000 Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Opera towards touring The Chronic Identity Crisis of Pamplemousse, a new chamber opera in one act for children and adults £ 15,000 Northern Ireland
Seacourt Print Workshop towards a P/T Wellbeing Officer to build capacity and expand delivery of the community programme for one year  £ 15,000 Northern Ireland
Sticky Fingers Arts towards the Sticky Fingers Festival 2019  £ 15,000 Northern Ireland
Waterside Theatre Company towards new equipment to live stream arts events and develop the theatre as a conference venue £ 15,000 Northern Ireland
Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company towards programming costs for the 2019 edition of the Festival of Dance and Movement £ 10,000 Northern Ireland
Festival of Fools towards Circus Exchange - a new creative engagement pilot taking place 2020 to 2022 £ 10,000 Northern Ireland
Wasps Trust towards Phase 2 of works to convert the former Inverness Creative Academy into artist studios and gallery spaces £ 100,000 Scotland
Hospitalfield towards the capital investment project to improve facilities £ 75,000 Scotland
The Fruitmarket Gallery towards upgrading the existing building and expanding into a neighbouring building £ 75,000 Scotland
Eastgate Theatre (Peebles) towards upgrading the theatre and increasing seating capacity £ 40,000 Scotland
Traverse Theatre to cover the Traverse Open Submission Programme in 2018 and 2019 (second payment of two) £ 21,000 Scotland
Stills towards a new website £ 15,000 Scotland
Toonspeak Young People's Theatre towards 'Progress' programme which aims to fill the gap between youth theatre and creating a career in the creative industries (first payment of two) £ 15,000 Scotland
Conflux Scotland Ltd towards the Community Street Theatre project over two years (first payment of two) £ 10,000 Scotland
Solar Bear Limited towards 'Happiness', a new project and theatre show about mental health £ 10,000 Scotland
St Magnus International Festival towards Magfest fringe programming to attract wider audiences to the International Festival £ 10,000 Scotland
Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation towards the upgrade of the Media Suite £ 150,000 U.K. Wide
Poetry Society towards the continuation of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award for the next three years (third payment of three) £ 93,000 U.K. Wide
National Children's Orchestras of Great Britain towards a new General Manager role for one year £ 25,000 U.K. Wide
The Voices Foundation towards the Online Teaching Learning Centre, a digital platform where teachers can access classroom resources £ 15,000 U.K. Wide
CoMA Contemporary Music for All towards the 2020 Festival of Contemporary Music for All (not the Development Manager salary) £ 10,000 U.K. Wide
Papatango Theatre Company towards 2019 Papatango New Writing Prize production which will go on to tour outside London £ 10,000 U.K. Wide
Music in Detention towards artistic strategy £ 10,000 U.K. Wide
Cwmni Theatre Arad Goch towards two new roles; a Creative Community Facilitator/Mentor, and a Creative Community Technician over 18 months £ 20,000 Wales
Sinfonia Cymru to support the organisation as they shift to a three year artistic planning cycle with corresponding fundraising cycle (two years of support) (second payment of two) £ 20,000 Wales
Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias Cyf towards the Wales International Piano Festival in October 2020 £ 16,000 Wales
Small World Theatre towards core costs in 2019/20 £ 15,000 Wales
Stephens and George Centenary Charitable Trust to support the literacy festival in 2020 £ 15,000 Wales
Arts & Business Cymru towards Skills for Success, a new development programme for arts organisations £ 10,000 Wales
Blackwood Arts Centre to cover an apprentice position working with the Dance Leader on dance activity with and for older people £ 10,000 Wales
Peak Art in the Black Mountains towards the Hinterlands programme in Wales, a national programme with the Canal and Rivers Trust which invites artists to explore waterway corridors as a creative space for communities, specifically the performance Butty project and arts education work £ 10,000 Wales
Total: 129 items £ 4,249,000