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Derby Theatre awarded £164,000 by charitable foundation

  • Date: 14 November 2013
  • Area: Midlands

Derby Theatre is amongst the thirty-eight organisations to receive funds from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation in their latest round of grant giving for the arts.

Derby Theatre has been awarded a total of £164,000 to support the expansion of its work as a Learning Theatre. The funding, which will be granted over three years, will be used to develop the creative skills and ability of communities in Derby, supporting the theatre’s work with local groups and emerging artists. 

News of the Esmée Fairbairn grant means that alongside funds provided by the Arts Council, Derby Theatre can forge ahead with its work connecting with creative communities in Derby and providing opportunities for new artists to learn and grow in their profession.

Sarah Brigham, Artistic Director, Derby Theatre, said: “I am delighted that Esmée Fairbairn Foundation has decided to support Derby Theatre to this level. Derby Theatre is unique; we now produce home grown professional produced theatre of quality and combine this with unique learning opportunities for the next generation of artists. We are thrilled that this highly regarded foundation has recognised our application and proposition as an innovative way forward and are supporting the core of our business alongside the Arts Council and the University of Derby. With this funding we are now even more secure than we ever have been and the future looks very bright indeed. I look forward to welcoming even more audiences, participants and artists into the building.”