Trusts & Foundations

Sherman Theatre’s work with Trusts and Foundations provides vital support to enable us to create great theatre experiences, to nurture and support Welsh and Wales-based theatre makers, to develop young people and to connect with communities across Cardiff.

Here are a few examples of what this support is helping us to achieve.

Creative Pathways:

  • Garrick Charitable Trust – supporting a Trainee Lighting Placement during our Christmas 2023 season.
  • The Fenton Arts Trust – supporting both a paid trainee Designer and Assistant Director role to work on our Youth Theatre productions.
  • The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust – supporting our 2023 Youth Theatre Festival which focused on opening up access to creative engagement for young people aged 13 to 18.
  • Darkley Trust – supporting an Assistant Director placement on our 2022 Christmas main stage production.

Gwendoline and Margaret Davies Charity – supporting the delivery of our Tales & Tea sessions, an initiative tackling loneliness, which offers older people the opportunity to meet others, experience a reading of a play and chat about it over a cuppa.

Moondance Foundation – The Moondance Foundation are currently supporting our Introduction to Playwriting programme, which offers young people aged 15 to 18 the opportunity to explore and develop their creative writing skills. The programme is designed to engage and inspire young people from diverse backgrounds and aspires to generate young writers who may then move into some of the initiatives and programmes being supported by our Literary Team.

Paul Hamlyn Foundation – The Paul Hamlyn Foundation supported the establishment of the Sherman 5 programme in 2013. With continued support from the Foundation over the last 10 years, we have developed close connections with diverse communities including refugee and asylum seekers, older people, deaf people, visually impaired people, and families to support access and engage with our work.

Stage One Regional Trainee Producer Placement – In 2021/2022 we supported a Stage One Regional Trainee Producer Placement. This year-long, full-time paid placement offered a local emerging producer the opportunity to work across the breadth of our artistic programme, supporting in a variety of ways.

Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries Programme – In 2018, Sherman Theatre became one of 40 arts organisations taking part in the Weston Jerwood Creatives Bursaries programme. Through funded Fellowships, the programme supports individuals from low socio-economic backgrounds to have fair access to careers in the arts.

If you are a Trust or Foundation interested in supporting Sherman Theatre, or want to learn more about our work, please contact Emma Tropman, Head of Fundraising and Development:

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