Thanks to our wider community of donors, trust and foundation supporters and sponsors, ATYP achieved the following in 2017:
- over $55,000 raised creating 140 scholarships places for drama workshops involving three partner charities;
- International ambassadors Rebel Wilson and Rose Byrne awarded annual scholarships for two emerging artists who presented an inspiring showcase of works in Sydney and Los Angeles;
- funding for the development of three new productions;
- received a Sydney Theatre Award for ATYP’s Co-Production with Shopfront Theatre of our very moving production DIGNITY OF RISK;
- high quality education programs delivered to hundreds of young people across the country;
- a full computer upgrade thanks to our generous Annual Appeal donors. This is helping us to work smarter and work remotely, while reducing our use of paper. We also improved our storage of all digital media and our online security;
- supported ATYP’S FRESH INK PROGRAM that engaged 44 young playwrights aged 13-26 and 46 young actors; and
- funded ATYP’s Writer in Residence, Tasnim Hossain, who is now one of 12 talented artists chosen for Melbourne Theatre Company’s 2018 Women in Theatre Program.
A remarkable year!
So what does 2018 have in store? Well, already philanthropy is helping us tour two shows: our award-winning A TOWN NAMED WAR BOY and the international collaboration, PATRICE BALBINA’S CHANCE ENCOUNTER WITH THE END OF THE WORLD.
Funding has enabled us to do research on ATYP’s impact and this has helped us better understand the impact of our programs on young people. In this 11th issue of Behind The Scenes, we highlight some of the findings research specialists, Patternmakers have reported back to us following the extensive research they conducted with the ATYP community in 2017.
Finally, we’re excited to introduce you to a new member on the Development Team. Her skills and experience are vital to what will be a transformative year for ATYP.
Thank you very much for your ongoing support of ATYP.