How the Access Fund can help
Here you can see a selection of projects that show the kind of grants we've awarded to assist with Arts Award
Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea (Granted £492.25)
Young people used the Access Fund to work with sound artists and a professional video editor to improve their film-making skills and techniques. They then visited the gallery every week to make use of the editing equipment, and have since been offered freelance film-making work.
Kicking Free Performing Arts School, Liverpool (Granted £500)
Young people used the fund to work with a professional touring company over two sessions, involving a backstage tour of the theatre box, training in backstage management, attendance at a live dance performance, and an interview with one of the artists.
Sudbury Upper School & Arts College, Suffolk (Granted £495)
Pupils attended a professional show in London, and then devised their own modern version of the play. They wrote the script and attended dance and drama workshops to incorporate some of the techniques they had seen into their own work. The Access Fund paid for the production tickets, and the school contributed towards the coach hire, insurance and cover costs.
EOTAS, Northumberland (Granted £500)
Young people visited Tyneside Cinema, where they had a backstage tour of the venue and a viewing of Brideshead Revisited. They then evaluated the film through discussion, and went on to make their own films.
Bandbazi Youth Circus Theatre, Brighton (Granted £480)
The Access Fund enabled a group to work with a bungee break-dancing expert, and used the skills gained to direct a performance as part of their Silver leadership project, with Bronze candidates as participants.
Step Forward, Cornwall (Granted £500)
Young people from Mullion school filmed a documentary about the forthcoming Penzance Film Festival, and the film was then shown to other young people in the area. The Access Fund grant primarily funded the transport that was needed for this project to happen.
Thomas Lord Audley School, Colchester (Granted £300)
A group performed a play as part of the National Theatre Connections Festival, with the Access Fund enabling the hire of electrical and lighting equipment, and funding transport to and from the local theatre.