Grant scheme for young theatre makers

no strings attached is a grant scheme to help young people make their first piece of theatre. This year, in partnership with Unlimited Impact, it will also offer a specific no strings attached grant to ensure young disabled artists are supported. We caught up with Julia Clague at Farnham Maltings, the creative organisation in Surrey who are delivering this fantastic opportunity, to find out more…

How long has the scheme been running?

The scheme has been running since 2007. However, this is the first year we have worked with Unlimited to ensure disabled artists are supported too.

Who is it aimed at?

The scheme is aimed at young theatre-makers aged 18-25 years old, who haven’t previously received a public grant for their work.

What response have you had from disabled young artists / organisations to the call out so far?

We’ve had some interest from organisations who work with disabled artists and a couple of specific questions from artists themselves. We have sent the call-out to a wide range of organisations who work with disabled artists but despite this, unfortunately the number of applications has been very low. We are keen to discover why this might be…

There is also an additional mentoring element to this opportunity. What can successful applicants hope to gain through this?

All grant recipients will be paired with a professional mentor from the industry who will offer advice and guidance on the development of their work and hopefully access to new networks and contacts.

Where can people find out more about applying?

For more information about no strings attached visit our website or contact Julia Clague on 01252 745 471 or


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