We are compiling a set of articles which provide guidance and insight into working in the Arts. If there is a specific area you want further help with, see our Advice section. Please get in touch via our contact form if there are any topics that you would like to see or if you have any suggestions of useful articles that could be added here.
- An article on directing by Alex Clifton, artistic director at Chester Performs
- An interview with theatre designer Paul Burgess
- An article by Carol Russell, found of youths arts charity Youth CREATE
- An interview with composer Matthew Lee Knowles
- A blog post about sustainability in the theatre by Paul Burgess
The King’s Hall Trust for the Arts have granted over £11,00 and provided underwriting of more than £50,000. The list below is an example selection of projects that KHTA has supported over the past 25 years. See Funding for more information about applying for a grant or underwriting.
- Casterbridge: The Life (and Death) of a Woman of Character (Not the Way Forward Productions)
- Half Baked (00 Productions)
- The Death of Empedocles (Votive Theatre)
- The New Woman photography project by Elina Gallina
- Beard (Frangipane Productions)
- Annual Organ and Harpischord Series at Christ Church
- Alchymy Festival
- Numbers (Mercury Theatre Productions)
- A Conversation with Branden Jacob-Jenkins
- Callisto: a queer epic (Forward Arena)
- Blackwater Fever (Christian Bell)
- Twin Primes (Chisamus Productions)
- The Mercy of Titus (La Clemenza di Tito) (Oxford Student Opera Company)
- Voices of Bagdad (Teatro di Nascosto)
- Surprise (Tadpole Inc Productions)
- Contained (Justice in Motion)
- NSFW (Macaroon Productions)
- Oxford Pubs Sonnet Cycle
- Nevermore (Not I Productions)
- BNC – Careers in the Arts cream tea 2014
- GB Farming (Georgina Barney)
- Portrait 2000 (Oxfordshire County Council)
- Brasenose Summer Arts Festival (multiple years)
Support for schools is not a major part of our work however we would welcome applications for projects in schools. In addition, the benefits that any project provides to the community and schools, will be considered when we are processing applications.
We have in the past worked Oxfordshire County Council’s Schools Advisors in order to increase its profile. The Trust was one of the funders of Oxfordshire 2000: A Portrait, an exhibition of art from schools all over the county held at Blenheim Palace in July, 2000, to celebrate the life in the county at the start of the new millennium. The show was a unique event, bringing together the art of young people from 4 to 18 years in schools throughout the county. The show displayed images and sculptures that reflect the people and places of Oxfordshire; a visual Domesday book.
Another project supported by the Trust was a visit to the International Youth Theatre Festival in Grenoble, France, in 1999 by a group of sixth-formers from three Oxford schools. They joined parties from such diverse countries as Israel, Finland, German, Morocco and many others to perform their own work, watch other groups’ performances and participate in workshops and discussions. The Trust has also provided funding to enable a Careers Evening for young people interested in working in the theatre.