Arts apprenticeships to be funded by Andrew Lloyd Webber

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation is providing six grants to supports apprenticeships within professional arts organisations, it had been reported.

The grants, totally over £150,000, will go to Shared Experience, Tangled Feet, Manchester Royal Exchange’s Young Company, Chickenshed, Icon Theatre and the Lake District International Summer Music Festival.

Madeleine Lloyd Webber, trustee for the foundation, said: “I’m delighted to announce the foundation’s support of these projects which give young people valuable experience within professional arts organisations. We often forget about the talented individuals working behind the scenes, but it is equally important to provide training for the skills as it is for performers, so the arts across the UK can continue to produce to the highest standards.”