28 April 2017back

Creative Internships Blog Week 29

Nathan McCarthy, Sherman Theatre

This month I’ve been focusing on completing my research on trusts and foundations, formatting research profiles and updating information. From the time I have spent researching these organisations I’ve discovered how extremely varied they are in their different approaches to grant giving. It’s also been interesting to look back at my earlier work and to see how the past few months of fundraising experience has made a difference to my work and to see how much I have learnt since my internship began. I’ve also been working on my project idea for a future Lottery application, through the Awards for All funding programme. Since my last blog I have met with Sherman Theatre’s Chief Executive, Julia Barry, to discuss the project and how to move forward with it over the next few months.

I’m also delighted to announce that my first ever application was successful! Sherman Theatre has been chosen by the Co-Op Community Fund as one of their local causes for the next six months, raising money to support our deaf and hearing impaired audience members through the Deaf Theatre Club. Through the Co-Op Community Fund, Co-Op members are able to give 1% of everything they spend to support local charities. If you would like to help Sherman Theatre to raise funds then please click on the following link and pledge your 1% to us: https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/6076 

It continues to be a really busy time here, with lots happening both here in Cardiff and out on tour. Iphigenia in Splott has just been performed at the Schaubühne in Berlin and preparations are underway for its month long tour to New York, as part of the Brits Off Broadway festival in May. Killology, our co-production with Royal Court Theatre, received a great response and sold out its run here in Cardiff. It opens in London in May and I’m really looking forward to a helping with a cultivation event at the Royal Court in June.

Aside from fundraising, I’ve also had the opportunity to join the Sherman Players, a drama group actors aged 18+. As part of the group I am working on an upcoming production of The Government Inspector directed by Sherman’s Youth and Community Associate, Anna Poole. 

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