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Recent Grants & Underwritings

Recipient: Canterbury Players
Awarded: Nov 2017
Value: £250
Type of award:Underwriting

Support for the staging of Sleepy Hollow at the Gulbenkian Theatre on 19-21 October

Recipient: Herne Bay Musical Theatre Society
Awarded: Nov 2017
Value: £300
Type of award:Underwriting

Assistance with purchase of Bose audio system for use in productions performed at the Bay Theatre and at theirown performance space in Arkley Studio, Herne Bay

Recipient: Canterbury Operatic Society
Awarded: Nov 2017
Value: £250
Type of award:Underwriting

Support for the society’s annual production, which is Oklahoma at the Marlow Theatre Canterbury on 12 – 14 April 2018

Recipient: Canterbury Shakespeare Festival
Awarded: Nov 2017
Value: £300
Type of award:Grant

Support for Canterbury Shakespeare Festival 2018 Season on 27th July to 19th August at various venues across Canterbury, allowing a wide range of people from local communities a chance to take part in Shakespearian plays as viewers and participants.

Recipient: East Bridge Chorale
Awarded: Jun 2017
Value: £200
Type of award:Grant

Support for the community choir’s summer concert, which presents Schubert’s Mass in C and Haydn’s Te Deum No. 2 at St. Mary’s Arts Centre, Sandwich, in September.

Recipient: Danielle Imara
Awarded: Jun 2017
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

Support for the development and performance of a theatre piece devised with a drama group of adults with physical disabilities - with professional support - in Folkestone. This will lead to two ‘scratch/feedback’ performances at Folkestone Quarterhouse and the Gulbenkian Theatre in January 2018.

Recipient: Canterbury Three Cities Association
Awarded: Jun 2017
Value: £200
Type of award:Grant

Support with the hosting of a public exhibition, held at Beach Creative, Herne Bay, of over 70 specially commissioned prints, capturing images of the three partner cities, Canterbury, Vladimir (Russia) and Bloomington-Normal (USA). Around 300 visitors attended and the exhibition will be repeated in Folkestone in September 2017.

Recipient: Whitstable Music Society
Awarded: Jun 2017
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

Support for costs of staging a concert by the Conchord Ensemble (wind quartet and piano) in January.

Recipient: Kent Piano Festival
Awarded: Jun 2017
Value: £150
Type of award:Grant

Provision of a bursary for the two main prizewinners at the annual festival in November towards the cost of attending the Kent International Piano Course.

Recipient: Horsebridge Arts and Community Centre
Awarded: Jun 2017
Value: £400
Type of award:Grant

Support for a Children’s Arts Festival in August. It will comprise more than 20 creative classes, including drama, dance, music, pottery, art and craft, on the theme ‘Time and Tide’, focussing on Whitstable’s oyster fishery, sailing and seaside. It is designed both to introduce children to different art forms and spark their interest in the town’s marine heritage.

Recipient: Kent Coast Theatre
Awarded: Jun 2017
Value: £250
Type of award:Underwriting

Support for performance of a series of new theatre pieces ‘Women Of Kent’ celebrating the lives of Ellen Terry, Vita Sackville West and the Boleyns.

Recipient: Perrywood Arts
Awarded: Jun 2017
Value: £55
Type of award:Grant

Support towards the purchase of new plastic display stands for fine art and craft exhibition at Faversham in May, and which can be used for future exhibitions.

Recipient: Whitstable Art Society
Awarded: Jun 2017
Value: £150
Type of award:Grant

Support for the Society’s annual exhibition being held at The Horsebridge Art Centre, Whitstable, from 25 October to 7 November.

Recipient: Canterbury Music Club
Awarded: Dec 2016
Value: £300
Type of award:Grant

To support their 75th anniversary concert featuring Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord) and Jonathan Manson (viola da gamba) playing music by J S Bach, Couperin and St. Colombe.

Recipient: Canterbury Operatic Society
Awarded: Dec 2016
Value: £300
Type of award:Underwriting

To support their production of ‘The Mikado’ at the Marlowe Theatre in March 2017.

Recipient: Playtime Theatre Company
Awarded: Dec 2016
Value: £300
Type of award:Grant

Based in Whitstable, Playtime Theatre Company gives performance and production opportunities to young people locally and internationally. The grant enabled them to replace their ten year old computer system.

Recipient: Whitstable Art Society
Awarded: Dec 2016
Value: £175
Type of award:Grant

To support the Society’s annual exhibition held at the Horsebridge Centre in October.

Recipient: Canterbury Life Drawing Group
Awarded: Dec 2016
Value: £150
Type of award:Grant

To support the drawing group to give a ten week course on landscape painting in acrylic for Porchlight,a charity for the homeless.

Recipient: Ben Russell and the Charmers
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £100
Type of award:Grant

To support their collaboration with a French reggae band, make a music video and collaborative recording, and put on a joint performance.

Recipient: Canterbury Shakespeare Festival
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

To support their second festival, in August 2016, and particularly to involve a wide range of people from the local community in support and performance.

Recipient: East Bridge Chorale
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

To support their 2016 summer concert, performed in St. Mary’s Art Centre, Sandwich, including Mozart’s ‘Mass In C Minor’, with a full orchestra.

Recipient: Kent Piano Festival
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £150
Type of award:Grant

An annual event held in St. Edmund’s School Canterbury, giving experience of public performance to younger musicians. The award provides a prize bursary to attend the Kent International Piano Course.

Recipient: Whitstable Music Society
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £250
Type of award:Underwriting

To support the season’s primary concert given by the Pro Arte Piano Quartet in February.

Recipient: Adam De Ville
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

To support the installation ‘Something Between Us’ at the Beaney Library, exploring our relationship with books and libraries, developed at the University For The Creative Arts and King’s School

Recipient: Kent Coast Theatre
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

To support its Workshop Acting courses at the Horsebridge Centre, Whitstable, and its inaugural production of George Orwell’s ‘Animal Farm’, also at the Horsebridge.

Recipient: East Kent Community Performing Arts Company
Awarded: Jun 2016
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

To support performances of a new musical drama based on the life and murder of Matilda Hacker, a Canterbury eccentric of the 18th century, performed in November 2016 at the Arden Theatre, Faversham

Recipient: Canterbury Operatic Society
Awarded: Dec 2015
Value: £250
Type of award:Underwriting

Support for production of ‘Singin’ In The Rain’ in May 2016 at Marlowe Theatre

Recipient: Daniel Tomkinson
Awarded: Dec 2015
Value: £200
Type of award:Grant

Support for the ‘Canterbury Big Sing!’ project, backed by CCCU, providing workshops to 300 Canterbury schoolchildren and a live choral performance at the Marlowe Theatre in April 2016

Recipient: Music at St. Peters
Awarded: Dec 2015
Value: £200
Type of award:Grant

Support for their concert in February 2016 by the Sacconi String Quartet

Recipient: WhitLit
Awarded: Dec 2015
Value: £290
Type of award:Grant

Support for Whitstable Literary Festival in May 2016, which focuses on Ian Fleming and his Kentish connections

Recipient: Canterbury Ladies Choir
Awarded: Dec 2015
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

Contribution towards the travel and hotel costs when performing in Rheims and Paris with local choirs. 

Recipient: Canterbury Music Club
Awarded: Dec 2015
Value: £250
Type of award:Grant

Support for concert in December 2015 by the Marian Consort, an internationally known early music ensemble

Recipient: Canterbury Choral Society
Awarded: Dec 2015
Value: £200
Type of award:Grant

Support for performance of Haydn’s Nelson Mass and Vivaldi’s Gloria at Canterbury Cathedral in January 2016