Birmingham Repertory Theatre Limited

Making A Dramatic Difference

We firmly believe in the power of theatre! In response to a lack of current provision for adults, we will offer weekly drama sessions at The REP and play-reading workshops in libraries across Birmingham. Bursaries will allow us to welcome participants who wouldn't otherwise be able to take part.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (223660)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£5,200

Amount raised

£6,920

Donations

45

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Situation

Access to the arts can be transformational. However, despite the documented benefits there is a lack of suitable provision, especially for adults. In recent years, due to decreasing arts subsidy, funders and organisations have focused on specific groups and provision has largely catered for children, young people and elders. Activities are often short term or one-off. This can be a significant issue for vulnerable participants who benefit from stability and can also limit the impact of projects.

Solution

For many the cost of taking part in arts activities is a recurring barrier. By offering bursaries we will enable these individuals to access our activities. Many communities in Birmingham have a low level of cultural engagement. Our inclusive project will help remove boundaries and bring together a diverse group of participants. We will offer the opportunity for sustained engagement, allowing participants to forge lasting friendships, grow in confidence over time and develop valuable new skills.

  • ‚ÄòI would like to see the benefits of participation in the arts recognised more widely by health and social care professionals. Access and participation in the arts are an essential part of our everyday well-being and quality of life.‚Äô

    — Alan Johnson, Secretary of State for Health, 2008

  • ‚ÄúThe value of such projects resides not in their potential to inspire people to join an already over-crowded profession or create more theatre makers, but the chance that they give people of all ages to learn new skills and discover and explore their own creativity.‚Äù

    — Lyn Gardner - Article for The Stage, June 2017

  • Personal creativity is an asset to us as individuals, to our families and neighbourhoods and in the workplace. Creativity has value ‚Äì for the economy, for our wellbeing and for civil society.

    — Arts Council England - Adult Participatory Arts Review

  • ‘I would like to see the benefits of participation in the arts recognised more widely by health and social care professionals. Access and participation in the arts are an essential part of our everyday well-being and quality of life.’

    — Alan Johnson, Secretary of State for Health, 2008

  • “The value of such projects resides not in their potential to inspire people to join an already over-crowded profession or create more theatre makers, but the chance that they give people of all ages to learn new skills and discover and explore their own creativity.”

    — Lyn Gardner - Article for The Stage, June 2017

  • Personal creativity is an asset to us as individuals, to our families and neighbourhoods and in the workplace. Creativity has value – for the economy, for our wellbeing and for civil society.

    — Arts Council England - Adult Participatory Arts Review