Courtesy of Ian McKellen’s ‘Ian at 80’ tour, ATG are now accepting submissions for the new 2023 round of funding for emerging producers & production companies. The aim of these grants is to support emerging producers and production companies, and specifically ensure they can employ (and correctly pay) as many people as possible. The grants are for producing plays – both new plays and revivals, and are intended to enable productions that would otherwise be financially unviable due to cast size.
WHO CAN APPLY?
- The Producer or Production Company must have already produced one production in the UK in a venue that is a member of UK Theatre or the London Fringe for more than 21 consecutive paid public performances.
- The producer or production company must have paid the cast and crew equity minimum or above.
- Your production must have a cast of at least 6 actors and 1 of these actors must be a recent graduate of an accredited theatre training course (graduated in 2021, 2022 or 2023).
TERMS OF THE GRANT
- If successful, the grant will be paid to you the week before you begin rehearsals and upon proof that the remainder of the capitalisation is in place.
- If successful then you are no longer eligible to apply for any future funding rounds. If unsuccessful then you may reapply in the future.
- Your work must be taking place in a venue that is a member of UK Theatre (this can be a single venue or as part of a tour).
- The grant will go towards paying actors salaries up to £25,000 and including any NI contributions or other costs related to salary. The grant can cover salaries during rehearsals and playing weeks. In your application you will need to outline how much you are paying people and for how long the contract will run.
- There is a possibility that your application might be eligible and yet you are still unsuccessful due to demand. Make sure you allow enough time between applying and start date or have other means of funding available.
- Your proposed production must commit to paying cast and crew appropriate union rates but may not be used to over inflate salaries.
- Grants awarded in sole discretion of the judging panel.
- By submitting your application you agree that ATG may keep your contact details on file
- All application forms and supporting documentation will be treated as confidential and will not be used for any other purpose except in considering the application for the grant. Only contact details will be held on file and all supporting documentation will be deleted six months after each funding round.
ATG are now accepting applications for the next round of funding, and will close submissions on Tuesday 10 October 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by phone and some may be required to attend an interview.