The Wolfson Foundation’s funding of the performing arts aims to support and promote excellence in the sector.
Through investing in the infrastructure of performance and training venues, The Wolfson Foundations seeks to back the UK’s most exceptional artistic companies.
This may be through the renewal of artists’ facilities such as back stage spaces, refurbishment of auditorium facilities or less often, specialist equipment.
Capital projects for the performing arts, including refurbishment, new build and major equipment/instruments, may be eligible for funding where:
- The organisation has a record of producing work of national significance.
- The organisation receives significant funding (generally of above £500,000 each year) as an Arts Council national portfolio organisation (or equivalent in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales), attracts a large annual audience, and the artistic output is of a high standard.
The Wolfson Foundation also has an interest in theatre heritage, and so organisations with concert halls or theatres listed grade I or II may also be eligible to apply, where work is to the historic fabric of the structure.
In all cases involving work to a building, the building should be owned, or held on long-term lease, by the applicant.
Applicant organisations must be charities or organisations with charitable status.
Applications for this programme can be made via this link.