Bush Theatre

Artistic Director's Creation Fund

"One of the most experienced prospectors of raw talent in Europe" - The Independent. The Bush is committed to discovering, nurturing and presenting the best new plays, playwrights and artists.To facilitate Madani Younis's Artistic vision we wish to establish a Development Fund to create new work.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2012 to 5:00 PM, 19 December 2012

Registered Charity in England and Wales (270080)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£9,500

Amount raised

£13,467

Donations

32

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage

    Helping

Location

  • Where would I be if the Bush Theatre hadn't spotted my talent and produced my first play?

    — David Eldridge

  • The Bush is one off the crucial routes in the whole of British Theatre

    — Simon Callow

  • One of the most experienced prospectors of raw talent in Europe

    — The Independent

  • Where would I be if the Bush Theatre hadn't spotted my talent and produced my first play?

    — David Eldridge

  • The Bush is one off the crucial routes in the whole of British Theatre

    — Simon Callow

  • One of the most experienced prospectors of raw talent in Europe

    — The Independent

Situation

The Bush Theatre is London Theatre of the Year (Stage Awards 2011) and celebrates its 40th Anniversary in 2012. It reaches this milestone in a new home in the Old Shepherds Bush Library on the Uxbridge Road. With a new Artistic Director and 3 new spaces to animate the Bush must continue to lead in the creation of new work and new writing whilst also occupying a larger venue with greater running costs. Currently we are unable to create enough work to regularly programme all three of our spaces.

Solution

The Artistic Director's Creation Fund will allow Madani Younis and his creative team to research, develop and pioneer new work and new artists.The seed fund will allow the Bush to expand its vision and to create work for its studio and attic spaces which are currently under used. Madani will stage young artists who have not yet had a voice at the Bush. His vision includes giving the Bush a national and international profile and exploring the creation of work with other art forms such as film.