BBC Performing Arts Fund launches new Fellowship Scheme for the Performing Arts

In the past three years, we have supported the development of over 50 emerging talents in music, dance and theatre. This year we are pleased to invite applications from all genre of performing arts and hope to support the development of more truly innovative and exciting talent across the sector.Miriam O’Keeffe, Director, BBC Performing Arts Fund
Date: 01.05.2014     Last updated: 01.05.2014 at 09.04
Category: BBC North; BBC Arts
This year the BBC Performing Arts Fund is excited to announce a new funding scheme aimed at developing the next generation of performing arts talent across the UK.

The Fund is seeking applications from professional arts organisations across the UK and Northern Ireland that can offer development opportunities, support and training, in any genre of the performing arts from dance, music and theatre to opera, spoken word, circus and puppetry and everything in between.

From large institutions with a host of contacts or resources to share to a small team willing to give an opportunity to someone that they have not worked with before, the Fund will provide £10,000 per organisation to make this opportunity a reality.

Over the past three years the Fund has awarded Fellowships in dance, music and theatre. This time the Fund is widening the scheme out to include all performing arts organisations. The Fellow should have a track record and be ready to make the jump to the next level, whether that is a directing, choreographing, producing, writing, composing or performing. The organisation will help them realise their ambition and provide the resource, support and opportunity to make that happen.

Applications will open on 1 May 2014, and more details about the scheme can be found here.

 

The Fund is a BBC charity committed to developing new performing arts talent from across the UK. The charity is funded through revenue from the voting lines of BBC One entertainment programmes. Over £4.5million in grants has already been awarded via the Fund in the past 11 years.

Miriam O’Keeffe, Director of the BBC Performing Arts Fund, said: “In the past three years, we have supported the development of over 50 emerging talents in music, dance and theatre. This year we are pleased to invite applications from all genre of performing arts and hope to support the development of more truly innovative and exciting talent across the sector.”

Full details about both these schemes will be available on the Performing Arts Fund website

Notes to Editors

The BBC Performing Arts Fund is a registered charity, number 1101276.

The charity (formerly Fame Academy Bursary Trust) was set up in 2003 within the BBC. The Fund receives revenue from the voting lines of BBC One entertainment programmes that seek to find new performing talent (including The Voice, Fame Academy, How Do you Solve A Problem Like Maria? and Over the Rainbow).

To date the Fund has allocated over £4.5 million to talented performing arts individuals and community groups, as well as offering mentoring and advice to help them achieve their goals.

JB