As part of its commitment to its students, Razzamataz Theatre Schools, the Dragons’ Den backed part-time performing arts school, is delighted to announce that ‘The Razzamataz Future Fund’ is now open for applications.
The Future Fund is a potentially life changing award for a young person. It will be presented to a Razzamataz student in their final year of school looking to progress their performing ambitions. The Future Fund will help finance a scholarship to train at a performing arts college and will be offered to an exceptionally talented and dedicated student.
“The Razzamataz Future Fund charity will be a wonderful opportunity for a young performer and I wish all students applying the best of luck,” says Razzamataz supporter and past Dragons’s Den Investor Duncan Bannatyne. “This is a terrific way of supporting the arts in the UK and Razzamataz should be very proud of their efforts.”
Razzamataz schools across the UK have been actively fundraising over the past two years with the aim of enabling the charity to award its first scholarship in 2015. The initial fundraising has seen Principals throw themselves out of planes, countless bag packs, the launch of the charities very own song and music video along with ‘PJ Days’ to name but a few of the activities carried out by students and the wider Razzamataz family.
“I’m incredibly proud to be a part of the Future Fund charity and really believe we will be changing many people’s lives,” adds Denise Gosney, Founder and Managing Director of Razzamataz, “It is very expensive to go on to college to study performing arts and it takes real dedication, commitment and talent to secure a place so it will be an honour to support students through their training. Who knows, maybe one day in the future, one of our little Razz Minis currently aged four will be the recipient of the Future Fund Award.”
Young people who have attended a Razzamataz Theatre School for two consecutive years and will be 17 years of age before the 1st September 2015 are eligible to apply as long as they able to show evidence of receiving either a conditional or unconditional offer on further education course that relates to Razzamataz curriculum. Applicants will be invited to audition at Pineapple Dance Studios, London, on Sunday 7th June in front of ex-Razzamataz student and West End performer – Peter Reid, along with the former editor of the industry newspaper ‘The Stage’ – Brian Attwood.
To apply young people should download our application form along with the charities terms and conditions of applying, which are available below. Applications close on Monday 25th of May 2015 at 10pm.
“This is incredibly exciting for our Senior students, who are applying to the Future Fund, to be given the opportunity to audition in front of two industry professionals at this age as it is a brilliant experience and one from which they will be able to take huge learnings” explains Denise, “The whole ethos of the Future Fund is to support our students and this has been incorporated into the application process as well. Regardless of whether a student receives a bursary, we are sure that they will find the Future Fund application and audition process a positive and encouraging experience.”
Download our Future Fund Application Form 2015 (1) and Future Fund Application Guidance and Criteria 2015 (1) here