MGCfutures awards celebrate fifth year of creative bursaries

On 20th April the latest round of beneficiaries of the Michael Grandage Comany’s MGCFutures awards were announced.

The fund was created to support early-career theatre-makers in developing their talebts within the theatre industry, advising and supporting their development in an area which has previously had very littkle of this kind of creative infrastructure.

The fund announced: “Our largest cohort yet, 33 theatre-makers join the MGCfutures family. Celebrating a wide range of disciplines from choreographers to digital creators, writers, set and costume designers and our first casting director.

We’re pleased to be working with the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre to support an opportunity for a trainee Literary Associate as well as working with Pilot Theatre in York to support two Creative Assistant roles.

And this year two bursaries are awarded in memory of Costume Supervisor Stephanie Arditti. Eve Kann is being supported to develop her skills as a designer and Kitty Hawkins receives funds to help her build an extensive library of essential reference books. These awards are generously supported by Designer Christopher Oram.

Special thanks must also go to the Theatre Community Fund for their generous support this year.”

The recipients, who applied to receive up to £5,000 each, will also benefit from the ever-growing MGCfutures network of support and guidance. Good luck to them all as they progress their theatre careers!

Find out more about the recipients at the MGCfutures website here

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