The Wingate Foundation has announced that its Performing Arts (excluding music) grants programme is open for applications.
Funding is available for charities with a record of artistic excellence that require additional funding, not available from public sources or commercial sponsorship, to broaden their repertoire or develop work of potentially outstanding interest which cannot be funded from the usual sources.
Assistance will also be considered for training and professional development for creative talent or the technical professions. The Trustees additionally wish to support arts projects that place a particular emphasis on addressing educational or social exclusion outcomes. Applicants can apply under either or both headings.
Previous projects supported include:
- Little Angel Theatre one of only three puppet theatres in England dedicated to the celebration and development of puppetry and live animation which received funding towards a new building dedicated to education, community and outreach work.
- The Dulwich Picture Gallery a public art gallery housing a world-class collection of Old Master paintings which received support towards a new strand of the Youth Engagement Programme, ‘Off the Wall’, which aims to widen access to, and engage with, young people.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 11th April 2018.