From opera singing to rapping, from musical theatre to brass bands, from clog dancing to ballet, from theatre directors to dramaturgs, the BBC Performing Arts Fund is proud to support and encourage the performing arts sector across the UK.

Since its inception in 2003 the Fund has awarded over £4.6m to talented performing arts individuals and community groups, as well as offering mentoring and advice to help them achieve their goals.

We do this through grant schemes that we announce through the year. Each scheme is different to the next; sometimes we focus on developing individual talent through our Fellowships; other times we support community performance groups who encourage participation in their areas - the performing arts are diverse, and so are our schemes.

Take a look around our site and find out more about who we are, what we do and who has benefited from our Fund.