Proactive Grants:
Dramatic Arts

This initiative is not open to funding enquiries or applications.

The Dramatic Arts initiative was introduced to the Proactive Grant Programme in 2014 with a £1.25 million allocation.  It features an annual competitive £150,000 Clothworkers’ Theatre Award for regional producing theatres in England, and includes full bursaries for talented students from low-income backgrounds to enable them to take up a place at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) or the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA).

The Dramatic Arts initiative also provides bursaries for promising young performers and writers at the National Youth Theatre, as well as an annual Clothworkers’ Laurence Olivier Bursary through the Society of London Theatre for a final-year drama student from a financially disadvantaged background.

With all funding for the Dramatic Arts initiative now allocated, we will now commission an external evaluation, the conclusions of which will help us to decide its future.

Dramatic Arts Case Studies

Derby Theatre
Derby Theatre
Derby Theatre