Recipients include Creative and Cultural Skills, who were granted £75,000 for their range of masterclasses in technical theatre training; The Old Vic, which received £10,000 for their Old Vic New Voices Programme; and The Wales Millenium Centre’s Creative Apprenticeship Scheme, which has been awarded a £45,000 to train students wanting to work in backstage theatre.
The biggest donation of £180,000 was given to The Royal Ballet School, who had their funding frozen by the department for education.
Madeleine Lloyd Webber, trustee of the foundation said that they were, ‘delighted to be able to support such a diverse range of arts education initiatives.
‘We feel it is hugely important to encourage the next generation of artistic talent. The UK is currently a global leader in the arts, and by investing in programmes to train young artists, we hope our country can continue to be a creative force.’