Award-winning choreographer Phil Winston’s Blackpool-based Theatreworks College is one of a handful of establishments to benefit from a Performing Arts Scholarship awarded by the trustees of the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation.
They have agreed to fund Musical Theatre Course scholarships at renowned musical theatre colleges throughout the UK, and Theatreworks has been chosen for the North of England.
Their representatives will audition for the new first year with a view to financially assist a student for the three-year, three days a week, course fees.
The Blackpool college joins the Arts Educational Schools London, Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Laine Theatre Arts, Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, London School of Musical Theatre, London Studio Centre, Millennium Performing Arts, Oxford School of Drama, Royal Academy of Music (London), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in benefiting from the scholarships.
The scholarships will be known as The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarships, and will be awarded by the schools as part of the audition/selection process on the combined basis of merit and financial need. Students will be means-tested for scholarship eligibility.
Scholarships will be awarded for course fees only, and no maintenance grants will be given. Applications for scholarships made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.
More information can be found at www.andrewlloydwebberfoundation.com/performing-arts-scholarships/colleges-and-courses.html
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Musical Theatre Scholarship graduates will be entitled to one year’s free membership of showbusiness showcase Spotlight when they join the main Spotlight directory.
Photos and basic casting details will appear in the Spotlight book, and will be distributed free of charge to key contacts across the industry.
Graduates’ professional CV will be live on www.spotlight.com – used daily by casting professionals to cast roles across stage, musicals, TV, commercials, music videos and events.
The scholarship will be reviewed annually. There will be one scholarship at each of the selected colleges for the year 2012/13.
The next performances of the college’s twice yearly showcase The Works takes place at the Grand Theatre on July 13 and 14. Tickets available from the box office now.