28 posts about Theatre on this blog
Wednesday 9 April 2014, 12:28
This year we are excited to announce a new version of the Fellowship scheme.
Wednesday 12 March 2014, 14:51
Lung Ha's is an Edinburgh based theatre company that provide opportunities for people with learning disabilities to become actively involved in the performing arts. Find out more about this busy community theatre group...
Tuesday 25 February 2014, 10:46
Emily DeDakis is completing her Fellowship with Accidental Theatre, based in Belfast. Here is Emily recounting her experiences of the fellowship so far...
Wednesday 12 February 2014, 07:09
Take a minute to find out how the BBC PAF Community Theatre grant will make a difference to the Young & Talented Rep Company
Thursday 5 December 2013, 10:01
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Theatre schemes! Read this blog to find out more about our 19 Theatre Fellows and 58 Community Theatre winners.
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...
Wednesday 5 June 2013, 08:25
BBC Performing Arts Fund Trustee, Jacqueline McKay, gives us her thoughts about the Community Theatre scheme and the wider context of community activity.
Monday 3 June 2013, 09:53
Whether you are a community theatre group looking to expand your troup's performance skills or a theatre organisation who wants to mentor new talent - our theatre grant schemes aim to boost the profile of the performing arts in communities across the UK and nurture new talent.
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 3 April 2013, 09:33
An artistic collaboration can produce amazing work, but for the producers, it can also be an emotional experience. Producer, Liz Pugh, talks us through different partnerships and gives us some tips on how to protect our creative hearts.
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...
Thursday 6 December 2012, 10:10
As part of the wider London 2012 Festival, the Greater London Authority offered five full-time NVQ Level 2 paid apprenticeships to work on producing events, specifically outdoors. Ella Samoles-Little earned her place with the Barbican as Culture Squad Apprentice Producer and reflects on how you step...
Friday 26 October 2012, 15:35
We get a lot of questions about where else you can find funding opportunities outside of the BBC Performing Arts Fund, so we thought we'd invite our friends at IdeasTap to introduce themselves and give you a bit of in insight into the support they can offer emerging talent.
Tuesday 23 October 2012, 17:47
On Friday 19th October, BBC Radio 2 broadcasted a special Friday Night is Music Night with musical theatre as the central theme. A fitting backdrop for Training in Musical Theatre 2011 beneficiary, Emily Dunn, who was given the chance to perform a solo piece. So what's it like to get ready for radio...
Thursday 26 July 2012, 11:50
On the 13th August, the next round of this year's funding will be on offer through our Music Fellowships scheme. This scheme will be open to organisations who hope to host a Fellow in the early stages of their career.
Music companies, organisations, venues and festivals from across the UK will need to...
Tuesday 19 June 2012, 20:50
It's getting to that time of year when we share our congratulations to everyone who has gained an admission to their respective Performing Arts schools or colleges! For many this news may be sweet and sour: 'I've got in, but how can I stay in?' The pressure of paying tuition fees is arguably at an all...
Monday 12 March 2012, 13:36
Ben Weatherill, Director of Development for Central School of Speech and Drama's The Accidental Festival gives his thoughts and advice on the organisation and challenges that go into running a semi-professional festival.
"I think every single person on the team at The Accidental Festival is passionate...
Thursday 15 December 2011, 12:37
Central Youth Theatre - one of the winners of our Community Dance scheme - have been encouraging its members to step out of their comfort zone. Having taken on a dance project for the very first time this year, the experience has been both challenging and rewarding.
Jessica Collings, Marketing Assistant...
Thursday 8 December 2011, 10:47
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Training in Musical Theatre scheme!
Through the scheme this year a total of £150,000 has been awarded to 62 students to contribute towards the costs of their musical theatre training.
10 drama schools and colleges successfully applied for a grant. They then...
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.