- Increase the number and quality of performing art productions that target children.
- Increase children’s access to and appreciation of the performing arts.
- Provide professional development opportunities for performing arts practitioners working with children.
In 2012/ 2013 the project will award the following grants:
1- Production and Diffusion Grants:
Grants are offered on a competitive basis, to individuals and groups, to support new productions, whether live performances or recorded (e.g. on CD or DVD), in addition to covering touring costs of the production for up to ten stops, with a focus on touring performances to remote or deprived areas where children and students under the age of 18 will have an opportunity to get involved. Grants for both organisations and individuals will be offered through legally registered organisations that are active in the sector.
2-Specialist Training Grants:
Grants are offered on a competitive basis, to individuals and groups or bands, to participate in technical and artistic training workshops or intensive training programmes that build professional capacities across the children’s performing arts sector, with a specific focus on building relevant technical skills.