Wellington College Arts Fund

We are delighted that the Wellington College Arts Fund has now awarded its second set of grants, the recipients being The Wellington Academy at Tidworth, and Peer Productions, a local Youth Arts charity. 

Elisabeth Lingard, Subject Leader of Performing Arts at The Wellington Academy has grown their Performing Arts Department and is committed to making a real difference to both students and the local community through the medium of Theatre. 

The WCAF was delighted to provide her with the means to buy costumes, props and staging for their future performances. Their first school show last year was a great success, despite its limited budget, but there is little doubt that once live theatre is a reality again The Wellington Academy’s shows will be bigger and better than ever before. 

Suki Kaur, Development Officer at Peer Productions, has enabled local youth actors to develop a mini-series, Alone Together, which explores the impact of Covid19 on a class of Year 12 pupils. This interactive resource, created remotely by their team and made available to young people via their schools’ networks, has used the funding from the Wellington Arts Fund to purchase necessary equipment and software licences. Peer Productions have existing relationships with many secondary schools in the Crowthorne area and anticipate their work will reach over 1,000 young people. 

The Arts Fund is specifically available for Arts Education projects involving students of school age, and particularly school-based projects. Applications are now invited for the Autumn Term, the deadline being Wednesday, 30th September 2020. Any applications received after that will not be considered until the Spring Term, that deadline being Friday, 29th January 2021. 

Wellington College would love to be able to offer more schools the opportunity to apply, so if you would like further details or guidance, please contact the Director of Arts, Simon Williamson, by emailing thearts@wellingtoncollege.org.uk 

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