The JMK Trust

The JMK Award 2013

Great directors acknowledge that you learn to direct by directing but for young directors opportunities to do so are extremely scarce. The JMK Award provides a rare and extremely valuable opportunity – the chance for a young director to direct their own production with lots of support and advice.

history Campaign has now closed

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

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (295080)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£2,000

Amount raised

£530

Donations

12

    Category

  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage

    Helping

Location

  • The Award gave me the opportunity to do the job for first time; an opportunity I couldn‚Äôt get anywhere else.

    — Joe Hill-Gibbins

  • I only wish there were more opportunities like this one for the breadth of talented people.

    — Bijan Sheibani

  • This award provides the opportunity to direct by giving the two things a young director doesn‚Äôt have ‚Äì a space and money.

    — Thea Sharrock

  • The Award gave me the opportunity to do the job for first time; an opportunity I couldn’t get anywhere else.

    — Joe Hill-Gibbins

  • This award provides the opportunity to direct by giving the two things a young director doesn’t have – a space and money.

    — Thea Sharrock

  • I only wish there were more opportunities like this one for the breadth of talented people.

    — Bijan Sheibani

Situation

There are very few opportunities for young theatre directors to get the chance to direct their own production. For many the transition from working as an assistant director to working as a director in their own right is difficult to achieve. Without the opportunity to direct their own work they cannot fully learn how to do the job. The JMK Award gives one young director the chance to direct their own production with the freedom to make their own decisions and learn through this experience.

Solution

The JMK Award gives young directors an opportunity to learn through a rigorous three-stage application process, which involves going through all the stages that are needed to mount a production. The Award is given to one outstanding individual. They are given a cash prize with which to direct their own production at the Young Vic. This is an important and rare opportunity, vital to the development of talented young directors.