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Our focus in 2013

The focus of our funding in 2013 is on theatre. Find out how we are supporting community theatre groups and individual theatre-makers. Plus, visit our blog for inspiration, tips & advice on a career in the performing arts.



Our focus in 2012

In 2012 we funded community music projects and supported individuals to embark on their musical careers. You can read more about our winners and their projects here. Plus, visit our blog for tips and advice for making it in the music industry.



Our focus in 2011

In 2011 we funded community dance projects and emerging individual choreographers, producers and dancers. You can read more about our winners and their projects here. Plus, get inspiration and practical advice over on the blog.

From The Blog...

Going with the Flow

Charlotte Mountford PAF Theatre Fellow 2014 (producer)  The Lowry Salford Quays discusses her new project Flow Salford.

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Every night when I go out to perform in the West End I know that it's only been made possible by the BBC Performing Arts Fund”
Grant winner Chris Cook

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