BBC Performing Arts Fund
Highlights from some of our 2014 Fellows
Hannah Butterfield – Fellow at Third Angel in Sheffield
"In the week that Third Angel open their new collaborative theatre work 'Paradise' in Portugal, I'm feeling rather excited about where this wonderful fellowship has led me... I've spent a week in Lisbon working in a dramaturgical role with Third Angel and Mala Voadora, I've presented two work-in-progress showings of my new solo show '21000 Miles of Rail', I've begun to work with producer Emma Beverley, and have recently secured Grants for The Arts funding for the tour of my first solo theatre work. I cannot thank the BBC PAF team and Third Angel enough, this opportunity has been so important to my development as a theatre maker and I can't wait to get my show on the road starting in June 2015!"
Nik Partridge, Fellow at Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol
"I directed the first-full UK production of Chris Goode's Infinite Lives, as well as assisting Emma Callander on Banksy: The Room in the Elephant and, most recently, Sally…
Natalie Murray Beale -Conducting Fellowship 2015
- Jonathan Lo Conductor
- Amy Fisher Theatre Producer
- Max Johns Theatre Designer
- Beverley Grant Dance Artist
- Brona Jackson Dance Artist
- Rosie Hood Folk Singer
- Jenny Roxburgh Lighting Designer
- Evie Manning Director
- Natalie Murray Beale Conductor
- Hannah Moore Choreographer/Director
- Rikki Henry Director
- Antonio de la Fe Choreographer and Performer
- Rebecca Lyon Tutor/Performer
- Ola Ince Director
- Rachael Young Theatre maker
- Sarah Bentley Producer
- Anthony Lau Director
- Toby Peach Theatre Maker
- Samantha Potter Playwright
- Rhian Jeffrey Director
- PJ Harris Director
- Emma Smith Dance Artist …
Dorothy Wilson writes
"As Chair of the Board of Trustees for the BBC Performing Arts Fund it is my pleasure and delight to announce the 2015 PAF Fellows for 2015 – truly the 32 to watch.In May 2014 we announced this year’s Fellowship. We wanted to build on the success of previous years and decided to broaden the Fellowship to embrace a wider range of performing art forms including,…
32 Fellows 2015
Dorothy Wilson writes
"As Chair of the Board of Trustees for the BBC Performing Arts Fund it is my pleasure and delight to announce the 2015 PAF Fellows for 2015 – truly the 32 to watch.
In May 2014 we announced this year’s Fellowship. We wanted to build on the success of previous years and decided to broaden the Fellowship to embrace a wider range of performing art forms including,…
You may have noticed that the BBC PAF team have been quieter than normal on the blogs and on social media. We have had an exciting four months reading and assessing the newest batch of applications for this year’s Fellowship.We had over 100 applications and from that we shortlisted with the Board of Trustees to 40. In the mellow mists of October the team and the Board of Trustees travelled the length and breadth of the United Kingdom interviewing that shortlist.
By trains, planes and automobiles, and on a diet of sandwiches and strong tea to sustain us, we met dancers,…
Animal Farm- Tell Tale Theatre
As we near the end of a wonderful year funding Community Theatre Tell Tale Theatre’s cast member Alex Clark has written a blog about the experience of bringing Animal Farm to a Liverpool audience.
"It was an unremarkable midsummer's night in Liverpool. The actors of Tell Tale Theatre Company were gathered for their usual Thursday evening meeting. During the week, word had gone round…
In our continuing series of blogs from our Community Theatre Fellows we join Theatre by the Lake.
“I offered my opinion on peas / Everyone is different no matter how similar they may seem”.
Theatre by the Lake: Stone Soup
Two of the many wonderful quotes to come from the contributors of Theatre by the Lake’s Youth Theatre Group.
Their new project “Stone Soup” inspired by Folk Tales will see them travelling the…
In a new series of feature blogs we are catching up with our Community Theatre and Theatre Fellows.
Fusion Youth Theatre one of our Community Theatre Winners enagaged with Grimsby locals with fascinating results.
Capturing Memories at Grimsby Shopping Centre
"On the 15th May 2014, in The Grimsby Minster, we performed "The Grimsby Story". We were able to do this because of the BBC grant we had received.
We had been working in the…
In a new series of feature blogs we are catching up with our Community Theatre and Theatre Fellows. Charlotte Mountford PAF Theatre Fellow 2014 (producer)The Lowry Salford Quays discusses her new project Flow Salford.
The Flow Salford journey began in December 2013 when The Lowry and I were successfully awarded a BBC Performing Arts Fund Fellowship. It had always been a part of the…