The American Theatre Wing announced today that their Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative has launched its second initiative program, the Training Scholarships, bridging the gap between talent and opportunity and creating a strong pipeline to the professional theatre for promising artists of all backgrounds. The deadline to apply is January 6, 2017, with final notifications made by April 2017.

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“I am thrilled to be launching the second of three phases for our Andrew Lloyd Webber Initiative. Through these scholarships, we can ensure that students gain access to arts and theatre training that they might not receive otherwise,” said Ms. Hitchens. “I am so grateful to Andrew Lloyd Webber for his continued passion in enriching arts education throughout the country through this initiative.”

With the generous support of The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, the American Theatre Wing is investing in direct support for underserved public school students demonstrating exceptional talent and economic need to participate in after school training programs or intensive summer study programs to better prepare for future training at the university level.

Public Middle and High School students who demonstrate talent and ability in the theatre arts, but have a lack of resources to receive high level training prior to college are eligible to apply. The student’s area of focus can be from any aspect of theatre from performance, to design, to writing, to stage management and more. Applicants are required to demonstrate their talent through an audition video or portfolio, along with a written application.

Applicants should identify their planned course of study and the program or organization where they plan to attend before beginning the application. Grant funding can be used for Private or Group Voice, Dance, or Music lessons; theatre training programs that stand alone or are housed in professional theatre settings; theatre training camps; and special training opportunities.