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Grants Made 2017

Organisation Name Project Title Grant Paid Region
English National Ballet , London towards the fit-out costs of English National Ballet's new home at London City Island - a regeneration project in East London £ 250,000 England, London
Royal College of Art, London towards improving access to the RCA's Special Collections, specifically to cover one year of the Special Collections Development post and the remainder towards reconfiguring the space, digitisation equipment and storage equipment (1st payment of 2) £ 150,000 England
Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, London towards 'Mountivew Moves to Peckham' a new purpose built drama school (1st payment of 2) £ 150,000 England, London
Hall√© Concerts Society , Manchester towards the final phase of creating a complete rehearsal facility £ 150,000 England, North West
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield towards the new Bretton Country Park Visitor Centre at the East entrance to Yorkshire Sculpture Park £ 150,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Roundhouse Trust, London towards the new campus building and other capital works (1st payment of 2) £ 125,000 England, London
Royal College of Music, London towards the redevelopment of RCM's east courtyard (1st payment of 2) £ 125,000 U. K.
Horsecross Arts, Perth towards specialist lighting, audiovisual equipment and seating for the new studio theatre £ 100,000 Scotland
Poetry Society, London towards the continuation of the Foyle Young Poets of the Year Award for the next three years (1st payment of 3) £ 90,000 U. K.
South London Gallery, London towards a new contemporary art centre within the former Peckham Fire Station £ 75,000 England, London
Manchester Young People's Theatre towards the capital redevelopment of the theatre building (1st payment of 2) £ 75,000 England, North West
St Wilfrid's Hospice, Chichester to cover an art therapy room in the new Hospice building £ 75,000 England, South East
London Philharmonic Orchestra towards continuation funding for the Foyle Future Firsts Scheme October 2016 to 2019 (2nd payment of 3) £ 60,000 U. K.
Writers' Centre Norwich towards an additional capital grant towards the creation of a national centre for literature in Norwich £ 50,000 England, East
Leicester Theatre Trust towards redeveloping a rehearsal room into a multi-functioning studio £ 50,000 England, East Midlands
Leeds International Piano Competition, Leeds towards the live streaming of the Leeds International Piano Competition 2018 £ 50,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Site Gallery, Sheffield towards the expansion of the site offered on a matched funding 1:1 basis £ 50,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Wakefield Theatre Trust towards phase 1 of the restoration of the Theatre Royal Wakefield £ 50,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Dundee Rep and Scottish Dance Theatre towards upgrading lifts, modernising dressing rooms and improving rehearsal room lighting, part of larger programme of capital improvements £ 45,000 Scotland
Royal Court Liverpool Trust towards a new 120 seat venue in the basement of the art deco theatre in Liverpool £ 40,000 England, North West
Tobacco Factory Arts Trust, Bristol towards a new studio theatre £ 40,000 England, South West
English Touring Opera, Vauxhall towards 'ETO's  new touring operas for children: to delight, inspire and educate' over two years (1st payment of 2) £ 35,000 England
Orchestras for All, London to cover Programme Manager salary and a contribution towards the 2017-2018 season 'Music and Dance: The Rhythm of Life' £ 35,000 England, London
WAC Arts, London towards core costs in 2017/18 £ 35,000 England, London
Greater Manchester Arts Centre towards the second year of Lab, a talent development programme for experimental artists £ 35,000 England, North West
Tron Theatre Ltd, Glasgow towards phase one of the 35th Anniversary Capital Appeal to invest in the building and new equipment £ 35,000 Scotland
Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, London towards a research project, 'Impact Through Evidence' to explore the impact of cultural learning amongst young people in schools across England, specifically towards the Senior Researcher and other project costs £ 30,000 England
Lincoln Arts Trust towards 'FutureProof', a programme of technical and infrastructure upgrades £ 30,000 England, East Midlands
Orchestras Live, London towards new orchestral and learning activity in underserved areas of the North East region over three years (1st payment of 3) £ 30,000 England, North East
Liverpool and Merseyside Theatres Trust to support the new Playhouse Residency programme over three years (2nd payment of 3) £ 30,000 England, North West
Holy Trinity (Hull) Development Trust towards development of a creative and cultural mid-scale hub for the community £ 30,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Nofit State Community Circus, Cardiff towards a new improved touring structure enabling an increase in attenders £ 30,000 Wales
Contemporary Art Society, London towards the Acquisition Scheme for Fine Art, the Curatorial Professional Development Programme, the Starting Point Scheme and a Travel Bursary (2nd payment of 2) £ 25,000 England
Hofesh Shechter Company, London towards the UK tour of pilot programme Shechter II £ 25,000 England
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, London towards 'Vision for Music (V4Music)' in 2017/18 specifically to support music education activities in the regions £ 25,000 England
Organisation for New Sound and Music, London towards the Summer School for Young Composers in 2018 £ 25,000 England
Britten Sinfonia, Cambridge towards Britten Sinfonia Academy for one year (2017/18) £ 25,000 England, East
Wells Maltings Trust towards the fit out of the Granary Theatre part of Wells Maltings project £ 25,000 England, East
London International Festival of Theatre towards the Afrobeats project and LIFT's Tottenham programme through to the June 2018 festival £ 25,000 England, London
Royal Drawing School, London towards the cost of accrediting the Foundation Year £ 25,000 England, London
Samling Foundation, Hexham towards Samling Artist Programme, Samling Academy and Samling Futures in 2017/18 £ 25,000 England, North East
Manchester International Festival towards Cotton Panic a new production at the Manchester International Festival 2017 £ 25,000 England, North West
Southampton Nuffield Theatre Trust towards Shadow Factories, a city-wide participatory project to launch the new theatre £ 25,000 England, South East
Cheltenham Festivals towards a community opera to be developed during 2018 and performed at the 2019 Cheltenham Music Festival £ 25,000 England, South West
Sinodun Players, Wallingford towards replacing the roof of the Corn Exchange £ 25,000 England, South West
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, London towards NYO Inspire to reach out to young musicians around the UK who lack high level orchestral opportunities (2nd payment of 2) £ 25,000 U. K.
Opera Rara, London towards recordings as a celebration of two of the 19th century's greatest singers, Gilbert-Louis Duprez and Julie Dorcus-Gras £ 25,000 U. K.
Soho Theatre Company, London towards taking six artists/theatre companies on a UK tour in autumn 2017 and spring 2018 £ 25,000 U. K.
New English Ballet Theatre, London towards a new commission by choreographer Jenna Lee to Max Richter after Vivaldi (Four Seasons) to tour the UK £ 20,000 England
The Sixteen, London towards regional promoted touring and education work over two years (2nd payment of 2) £ 20,000 England
Wysing Arts Charity, Cambridge towards creating a new studio recording facility £ 20,000 England, East
Dance Umbrella, London as match funding to support the Commission Fund in 2017-2019 £ 20,000 England, London
Hoxton Hall, London towards Female Parts, a season of work in 2017/18 £ 20,000 England, London
Ballet Lorent Limited, Newcastle upon Tyne towards the Rumpelstiltskin community cast project as part of a large-scale UK tour £ 20,000 England, North East
North Music Trust, Gateshead towards audience development activities for the Royal Northern Sinfonia over two years  (3rd payment of 3) £ 20,000 England, North East
Streetwise Opera, London towards a cabaret opera from Streetwise Opera in partnership with Sage Gateshead, Royal Northern Sinfinia and Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums £ 20,000 England, North East
Chads Theatre Company, Cheadle towards venue improvements including replacing the roof and refurbishing the auditorium £ 20,000 England, North West
Oxford Playhouse Trust towards a new  Learning Co-ordinator to help expand their education work £ 20,000 England, South East
South Hill Park Trust, Bracknell towards the Associate Company Mentoring & Nurturing Programme 2017 £ 20,000 England, South East
Leeds Art Fund towards refitting and refurbishment of the Henry Moore Lecture Theatre at Leeds Art Gallery £ 20,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Phoenix Dance Theatre, Leeds towards producing Windrush, a multidisciplinary production telling the history and stories of British Caribbean people £ 20,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Glasgow towards an expanded RSNO Music for Life: National Schools Concert Programme in 2017 operating in Glasgow and Edinburgh £ 20,000 Scotland
Machynlleth Tabernacle Trust towards converting a neighbouring building to provide storage and exhibition space for the art collection £ 20,000 Wales
Stills, Edinburgh towards the development of a new business initiatives, specifically the Business Development Manager and new income generating equipment £ 18,000 Scotland
Live Music Now, London towards the SEND Fellowship Programme in 2017/18 to enable musicians to work in regional SEN schools £ 15,000 England
Sound Connections, London towards developing the research and consultancy strand of Sound Connections' work over two years to enable greater earned income (1st payment of 2) £ 15,000 England
Forma Arts and Media, London towards touring a new multi-arts performance to former coal mining areas across England £ 15,000 England
Theatre 6 Ltd, London towards a  theatre tour of Gabriel by Moira Buffini to seven regional mid-scale venues £ 15,000 England
Upswing Aerial Ltd, London towards the second year of 'Building Stories, Pushing Boundaries' project to develop diverse family audiences and artists in deprived areas £ 15,000 England
English Concert, London towards residency and education programme centred at Buxton Festival 2017 £ 15,000 England, East Midlands
Acme Artists Studios, London towards the Graduate Artist Programme for one year and associated exhibition programme £ 15,000 England, London
Albert & Friends Instant Circus, London towards circus skills sessions for children and young people with special needs £ 15,000 England, London
Four Corners Limited, Bethnal Green as a general donation to support the work of Four Corners £ 15,000 England, London
Synergy Theatre Project, London to produce 'Blackout' by Davey Anderson for young people at pupil referral units £ 15,000 England, London
Clonter Farm Music Trust, Congleton towards the emerging artists programme part of The Marriage of Figaro new production £ 15,000 England, North West
Link4Life, Rochdale towards Touchstone Gallery's core costs and artist production costs £ 15,000 England, North West
Brighton Fringe towards core costs, specifically the existing Participation and Development Manager £ 15,000 England, South East
Tangled Feet, Southborough towards the physical theatre's artistic programme in 2017 £ 15,000 England, South East
Chichester Art Trust Three year support to consolidate the new Children's Competition as part of the National Open Art Competition (2nd payment of 3) £ 15,000 England, South West
Exeter Northcott Theatre Foundation towards the formation of an Exeter Theatre Young Company for 2017 £ 15,000 England, South West
Godiva Awakes Trust, Coventry towards the development of one new commission to form part of an expanded Festival of Imagineers from 2018-2021 £ 15,000 England, West Midlands
Grid Iron Theatre Company, Edinburgh towards 'Bingo!' a new musical play to tour to five mid-scale venues across Scotland £ 15,000 Scotland
Imaginate, Edinburgh towards one year support for Imaginate's new Festival on Tour £ 15,000 Scotland
West Of Scotland Schools Orchestra Trust, Glasgow towards 'Widening Access to Music', to support young musicians in the West of Scotland £ 15,000 Scotland
Tenebrae Choir, London towards core costs £ 15,000 U. K.
Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias Cyf, Caernarfon towards the twelve-month programme leading up to the fourth Wales International Harp Festival in 2018 £ 15,000 Wales
Cory Band, Treorchy to cover the salary of a new  P/T band manager post for two years (1st payment of 2) £ 15,000 Wales
Literature Wales, Cardiff towards 'Weird & Wonderful Wales' a writing and visual arts project to tour communities in Wales £ 15,000 Wales
Classical Opera, London over two years to support the building of new audiences in Birmingham as part of the Mozart 250 project (1st payment of 2) £ 14,000 England, West Midlands
Bermondsey Artists' Group, London towards a new programme of exhibitions near Canada Water for one year £ 12,500 England, London
Quarantine, Manchester to support tour of Wallflower, including audience development for one year £ 12,500 England, North West
Ex Cathedra, Birmingham towards one year of the the Ex Cathedra Choral Scholarship Programme £ 12,500 England, West Midlands
Yellow Earth Theatre Company, London towards Tamburlaine Reclaimed, an adaptation of Christopher Marlowe's Tamburline to tour regional theatres £ 12,000 England
Echo Echo Dance Theatre Company, Derry towards Echo Echo Festival of Dance and Movement - fifth edition £ 12,000 Ireland
Ulster Youth Orchestra, Belfast towards the Ulster Youth Orchestra's 2017-18 Artistic Programme £ 12,000 Ireland
Aisling Ghear Theatre Company, Belfast towards a touring Irish language adaptation of Dario Fo's 'Can't Pay Won't Pay' (Northern Ireland costs only) £ 11,000 Ireland
Futures Theatre Company, London towards OFFSIDE National Tour 2017 £ 10,000 England
Hosking Houses Trust, Stratford-upon-Avon to create the Skoyles Bursaries Fund over a period of five years to support writers residencies for women (2nd payment of 5) £ 10,000 England
Protein Dance, London towards 'May Contain Food, May Contain You', a touring participatory performance for community centres and halls £ 10,000 England
Bungay Arts and Theatre Society towards the cost of operating the catering function £ 10,000 England, East
Creative Arts East, Wymondham towards 'Inn Crowd Writers in Residence' £ 10,000 England, East
Lettering and Commemorative Arts Trust, Snape towards the 2017 Lettering Arts Trust Exhibition programme £ 10,000 England, East
Blue Elephant Theatre, Camberwell to support the new Marketing and Development Officer £ 10,000 England, London
Deafinitely Theatre, London towards first UK revival and the first bilingual presentation of Mike Bartlett's contemporary play, 'Contractions' £ 10,000 England, London
Metta Theatre, London to cover a new Part Time producer role for one year and support the 2017 tour of Jungle Book £ 10,000 England, London
Mimbre Limited, London towards the Expanding Circus Audiences programme £ 10,000 England, London
Theatre Sans Frontieres, Hexham towards a tour of 40 UK schools in February and March 2018 £ 10,000 England, North East
Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool towards the artist-maker residency programme at a hospital and a neurology hospital over two years (1st payment of 2) £ 10,000 England, North West
International Organ Festival Society, St Albans towards St Albans International Organ Festival and Competition 2017 £ 10,000 England, South East
Mill Arts Centre Trust, Banbury to develop a year long programme of art events and participatory activities in Bicester to diversify audiences £ 10,000 England, South East
Plough Arts Centre, Great Torrington towards updating technical equipment to replace obsolete technology and enable expansion of offsite activities £ 10,000 England, South West
Tangle, South Petherton towards creating and touring a new production of Marlowe's Doctor Faustus in spring 2018, part of the Woza Faustus project £ 10,000 England, South West
Two Moors Festival, South Moulton towards festival activities £ 10,000 England, South West
La Serenissima, Long Compton two year support towards the 25th Anniversary Season 2018/19 £ 10,000 England, West Midlands
Lichfield Festival towards the Aspire, Learning and Participation programme to encourage new audiences leading up to and during the 2017 Festival £ 10,000 England, West Midlands
St Laurence Ludlow Parochial Church Council towards the purchase of a second hand Steinway Model D Piano to support the extensive music programme £ 10,000 England, West Midlands
Alive & Kicking Theatre Company, Leeds towards core costs as the company develops new projects and improves sustainability £ 10,000 England, Yorkshire and Humberside
Brassneck Theatre Company, Belfast towards core costs to support the work of the West Belfast theatre company £ 10,000 Ireland
In Your Space NI, Derry towards Carnival of Colours in September 2017 £ 10,000 Ireland
Photo Festival Belfast towards a series of outdoor exhibitions and events as part of the 2017 International Belfast Photo Festival £ 10,000 Ireland
Absolute Classics, Annan towards classical performances, workshops and events in Dumfries and Galloway £ 10,000 Scotland
Guild of Players, Dumfries towards core costs £ 10,000 Scotland
Toonspeak Young People's Theatre, Glasgow towards development of Ma' Bit, a large scale contemporary music theatre production for young artists to be performed at the Tron Theatre £ 10,000 Scotland
Arts Development UK, Brynamman towards RawFfest GwylGrai 2017, the youth arts festival for Wales £ 10,000 Wales
Cory Band, Treorchy to cover the salary of a new  P/T band manager post for two years (2nd payment of 2) £ 10,000 Wales
Presteigne Festival of Music and the Arts towards the 2017 Festival, including the 'Bagatelles after Beethoven' commission fund and the education outreach work £ 10,000 Wales
Volcano Theatre Company, Swansea towards Troublemakers' Festival - part of the From the Station to the Sea project £ 10,000 Wales
Total: 127 items £ 3,791,500