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2015 Fellowship Announcement

Miriam O'Keeffe

2015 Fellowship Announcement

Dorothy Wilson Chair of the Board of trustee for the BBC Perrforming Arts Fund announces this year's Fellows.

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  • Legacy Grants 2015

    The BBC Performing Arts Fund is delighted to award £156,100 in grants to 17 alumni of its previous Fellowship schemes.  The Fund will be closing in March 2016 but during the coming year, it will be supporting a further 17 individuals in their career development. 

     

    The beneficiaries include  Scottish composer Ailie Robertson, Belfast dramaturg Emily DeDakis and Cornish choreographer James Wilton.

     

    Dorothy Wilson, Chair of the BBC Performing Arts Fund said We are delighted that the talent we supported through the BBC PAF Fellowship schemes has enabled the development of individuals with truly inspiring ambition. We look forward to further stellar work from these alumni we have been able to support through these final Fund Awards.”

     

    The Fund supports a diverse range of new talent across the performing arts sector and this round of grants will benefit choral singing, opera, theatre, dance and music.  The Legacy grants range from £5,000 to £10,000 with the focus on personal career development.


    Let’s hear form some of the Legacy Grant winners:


    "This Legacy Fund will enable me to realise the musical journey with an orchestra of such magnitude that otherwise would be impossible for…

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  • #homefellows

    Carrie Rooney

    Project Co-ordinator

    On 10th December 2014 we announced our #32onestowatch.


    This year’s 32 are an amazing group of talented Fellows from all strands of the creative network. On Thursday 19th March we brought most of them together with their host organisations for a day of workshops and networking at HOME Manchester.


    Following feedback from previous Fellows day we decided to shake things up and try something new. Previous Fellows told us they wanted more time to network on Fellows Day so we explored how we could support this and came up with using the Open Space method. Beccy Owen, an Open Space facilitator, came on board and the day started to take shape.


    They came by trains, planes and automobiles from all over the UK and landed at HOME and the PAF team could be heard to audibly sigh with relief that a “plan had come together”. We were delighted that some of our Trustees could join our Open Space sessions and they were equally pleased to meet so many of our fellows and hosts.


    There was some trepidation from all present how Open Space would work, but our facilitator put all those concerns to rest and within a half an hour the room was buzzing with excitement and creativity. No one could believe the…

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  • Introducing Emma Smith one of our #32onestowatch

    Carrie Rooney

    Project Co-ordinator

    Emma Smith credit Autopictography

    Emma Writes 

    I first heard about the BBC Performing Arts Fund in the summer of 2014, when I saw that YDance were seeking a BBC Fellow. I applied immediately as YDance have brought many amazing opportunities to young people across Scotland, including the youth dance group I worked with during my time at SkyeDance. I could not pass up the chance to actually work for them. They do incredible work across I Scotland, furthering opportunities for young people in the dance world.

    I began dancing at the age of three, mostly because my older sister danced and I wanted to copy everything she did when I was little, and I quickly came to love dance. I was introduced to Contemporary Dance at the age of ten, when I first began to appreciate performances by professional companies and I found the whole experience magical. I remember desperately trying to capture sections of choreography in my head so that I could try it for myself when I got home. My love for dance grew and after I left school I…

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  • Happy Christmas

    Carrie Rooney

    Project Co-ordinator

    Merry Christmas

    THE BBC Performing Arts Fund Team would like to wish all its followers a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

  • 2014: Some Highlights from our Theatre Fellows

    Carrie Rooney

    Project Co-ordinator

    Highlights from some of our 2014 Fellows

     

    Hannah Butterfield – Fellow at Third Angel in Sheffield

    "In the week that Third Angel open their new collaborative theatre work 'Paradise' in Portugal, I'm feeling rather excited about where this wonderful fellowship has led me... I've spent a week in Lisbon working in a dramaturgical role with Third Angel and Mala Voadora, I've presented two work-in-progress showings of my new solo show '21000…

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  • #32onestowatch

    Carrie Rooney

    Project Co-ordinator

    Natalie Murray Beale -Conducting Fellowship 2015

     

    1. Jonathan Lo Conductor                      
    2. Amy Fisher Theatre Producer              
    3. Max Johns Theatre Designer               
    4. Beverley Grant Dance Artist               
    5. Brona Jackson Dance Artist                
    6. Rosie Hood Folk Singer                     
    7. Jenny Roxburgh Lighting Designer      
    8. Evie Manning Director                       
    9. Natalie Murray Beale Conductor         
    10. H…

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  • Announcement of 2015 Fellows

    Miriam O'Keeffe

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    Dorothy Wilson writes

    "As Chair of the Board of Trustees for the BBC Performing Arts Fund it is my pleasure and delight to announce the 2015 PAF  Fellows for 2015 – truly the 32 to watch.In May 2014 we announced this year’s Fellowship. We wanted to build on the success of previous years and decided to broaden the Fellowship to embrace a wider range of performing art forms including, for the first…

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  • 2015 Fellowship Announcement

    Miriam O'Keeffe

    32 Fellows 2015

    Dorothy Wilson writes

    "As Chair of the Board of Trustees for the BBC Performing Arts Fund it is my pleasure and delight to announce the 2015 PAF Fellows for 2015 – truly the 32 to watch.

    In May 2014 we announced this year’s Fellowship. We wanted to build on the success of previous years and decided to broaden the Fellowship to embrace a wider range of performing art forms including, for the first…

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  • 5 days to go until our big announcement

    Carrie Rooney

    Project Co-ordinator

    You may have noticed that the BBC PAF team have been quieter than normal on the blogs and on social media. We have had an exciting four months reading and assessing the newest batch of applications for this year’s Fellowship.We had over 100 applications and from that we shortlisted with the Board of Trustees to 40. In the mellow mists of October the team and the Board of Trustees travelled the length and breadth of the United Kingdom interviewing that shortlist.

    By trains, planes and automobiles, and on a diet of sandwiches and strong tea to sustain us, we met dancers, choreographers,…

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  • A "Crackling" performance from Tell Tale Theatre

    Carrie Rooney

    Project Co-ordinator

    Animal Farm- Tell Tale Theatre

    As we near the end of a wonderful year funding Community Theatre  Tell Tale Theatre’s cast member Alex Clark has written a blog about the experience of bringing Animal Farm to a Liverpool audience.

    "It was an unremarkable midsummer's night in Liverpool. The actors of Tell Tale Theatre Company were gathered for their usual Thursday evening meeting. During the week, word had gone round that the…

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