Tuesday 29 October 2013, 16:02
Dacorum Community Choir already has a 70-strong membership since founding in 2009 who meet in Hertfordshire.
Tuesday 22 October 2013, 14:03
Stranraer African Drumming Group, based in Scotland, is an inclusive and informal group of drummers who put their Community Music grant towards workshops that would provide a range of experiences to suit all members.
Thursday 5 September 2013, 11:56
Internationally acclaimed 25 piece Soul and Funk, band Wonderbrass have used their Community Music grant towards a commission, expanding their highly eclectic repertoire.
Tuesday 13 August 2013, 16:27
With the deadline of the Community Theatre scheme approaching, our year of Theatre is in full swing. Here at BBC PAF HQ we want to celebrate this wonderful sector so we asked community theatre enthusiast, Hollie Wimpenny to share a little list of what makes it so great.
Wednesday 17 July 2013, 12:33
We’ve blogged before on the rollercoaster of emotions when getting into Performing Arts Schools or colleges. Obviously a huge amount of congratulations and celebrations are in order when you get that all awaited confirmation of a place! But for many there is that moment of pressure when the practicalities...
Thursday 11 July 2013, 11:25
The Pink Singers are celebrating their 30th Birthday this year and have used their Community Music grant towards a commission and a day of festivity. Written and composed by Richard Thomas, ‘The Great Choir of London’ receives its world premiere during the evening performance on the 13th July. ...
Thursday 27 June 2013, 15:09
VoiceMale are using their Community Music grant for a vocal development project along with women’s choir Werca’s Folk. ‘The Coble, The Kye & The Coal’ is a music collection that reflects various aspects of Northumberland’s culture – be it rural, maritime or industrial.
Thursday 20 June 2013, 14:59
Friends of Wighton are due to hold a Community Music Day on Saturday 22nd June at Bonar Hall in Dundee. There will be several concerts and workshops throughout the day as well as a traditional ceilidh in the evening. Here’s a little more insight into what the group get up to.
Tuesday 14 May 2013, 10:14
The BBC Performing Arts Fund’s first scheme of 2013, Theatre Fellowships, has now been launched. We asked our Trustee Fearghus Ó Conchúir to share his thoughts on how and why theatre organisations should get involved.
Wednesday 8 May 2013, 11:11
In these straitened times, there is more focus on raising money for work, whether from sponsors, trusts and foundations, individuals or public bodies such as the Arts Council or Local Authorities. We asked Julia Payne, who has nearly 20 years fundraising experience and worked with us to develop our first...
Wednesday 17 April 2013, 15:12
Glossop and District Choral Society will be using their Community Music grant to increase the skills and confidence of the choir and will be aiming to attract new younger members. Their project will cumulate in a performance at a local festival in 2013. What’s their story so far?
Tuesday 12 February 2013, 18:00
The Choir with No Name will be using their Community Music grant to record a joint EP which will be mixed from two recordings of three choirs based in two different cities. No easy feat. So who are this nameless choir?
1. Who are The Choir With No Name?
The Choir with No Name is a charity that...
Monday 21 January 2013, 15:39
Community Music grant winner, Southampton Choral Society, has more than 130 members to get to know… We'd better get started with the introductions!
1. Who are Southampton Choral Society?
We are a group of men and women who passionately enjoy singing and we want to share our delight in classical...
Tuesday 15 January 2013, 16:56
2013 is well and truly here, and, as promised, we're all about Theatre here at the BBC Performing Arts Fund. We're currently working on refining our ideas and talking to industry professionals from the theatre performance world around the UK to make sure we're giving you the best and most relevant schemes...
Tuesday 8 January 2013, 15:49
Community Music grant winner, The Band, is led by the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Take a minute or two to get to know them...
1. Who are 'The Band'?
The Band is a musical ensemble made up of 15-19 year olds from South London. All instruments and levels of experience are welcomed, including Western...
Monday 17 December 2012, 10:00
The Step Up group were recipients of a Community Dance grant in 2011. They put their grant towards developing a new piece of work 'Origin: London' which explored ideas about identity and heritage. The Step Up group's young members developed their performance from taking photos for the stimulus of the...
The BBC Performing Arts Fund is a charity committed to developing new performing arts talent from across the UK. This blog provides the latest news on our grant-making, as well as tips and advice from experts in the business and updates on previous grant winners.