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We're partnering on the Evening Standard's new #FutureTheatreFund in association with TikTok

Posted 22 Jul 2023 by Joe Duggan

The Evening Standard launches new #FutureTheatreFund in association with TikTok and in partnership with National Youth Theatre

  • New fund to support 12 young artists with £10,000 and mentoring, including 2 awards for young people who haven't formally trained

  • Get involved by entering the TikTok Breakout award #FutureTheatreFund #TikTokBreakoutStar

  • Panel of industry judges to be chaired by NYT CEO and Artistic Director Paul Roseby OBE

12 young theatre creatives are to be awarded £10,000 each to further their theatre careers and recieve mentoring through the #FutureTheatresFund. The award includes the TikTok Breakout Award to provide opportunities to untrained talent. The fund will be awarded to ten recent graduates from the UK’s top drama schools and nominees from theatre programmes working across different disciplines. Two promising candidates will also be selected for the TikTok Breakout Award - the first of its kind to award funding to those who may not have received formal training in drama to begin their career in theatre.

Candidates for the TikTok Breakout Award will be able to submit their nominations on TikTok through a brand new hashtag challenge #TikTokBreakoutStar that goes live on 26th November. People will be able to nominate themselves by creating a TikTok video that brings to life their passion for the industry and showcases the unique creative talent they can offer.

The fund has been launched in response to continuing hardship for the theatre industry due to COVID-19 and the panel of judges will be chaired by NYT Artistic Director and CEO Paul Roseby OBE. The other judges for the awards of £10,000 per young person, will include Andrew Lloyd Webber, Helen McCrory and Kwame Kwei-Armah alongside Nancy Durrant, Arts Editor of the Evening Standard, Rich Waterworth, General Manager of TikTok UK.

Find out more at here.