Following the success of the first two years of the partnership, Scottish Ballet is delighted to announce that KPMG will continue their sponsorship as ‘Supporting Partner’ in 2019/20, which also marks our 50th anniversary.
The partnership will continue to strengthen links between the business and the arts community, as well as support Scottish Ballet’s aim to deliver award-winning productions and community outreach initiatives to make ballet and dance more accessible.
For the third consecutive year, funding will enable a group of children from Cuthbertson Primary School in Govanhill, close to Scottish Ballet’s Tramway HQ, to take part in ballet workshops and see the company perform The Snow Queen at Theatre Royal, Glasgow, building on their successful visit to Cinderella last year.
‘We love being involved with Scottish Ballet, the children who attend both workshop and performance absolutely love it and benefit so much from the experience.’Kirsteen Kennedy, Deputy Head Teacher at Cuthbertson Primary School
This year’s partnership has also supported the creation of a highly acclaimed short dance film called Frontiers as part of Scottish Ballet’s second Digital Season; a film created by Scottish Ballet’s in-house filmmaker Eve McConnachie, with choreography by Myles Thatcher of San Francisco Ballet.
The sponsorship is supported with year three match funding from Arts and Business Scotland’s Culture and Business Fund, (CBFS) which aims to strengthen corporate partnerships in the arts and increase community engagement. The scheme provides up to £40,000 worth of funding to arts and heritage organisations.
‘Our relationship with KPMG feels very much like a partnership - one which is continuing to deliver benefits to both organisations and we look forward to developing further shared opportunities in the coming year. With thanks to CBFS we can genuinely deepen that relationship through community engagement projects, helping us deliver on our mission to inspire on stage and beyond.’Christopher Hampson, CEO/Artistic Director of Scottish Ballet
‘I am incredibly proud of the collaboration, particularly our work with Cuthbertson Primary School, ensuring that world-leading productions and initiatives are able to reach out to the next generation of talent.’Catherine Burnet, Senior Partner for KPMG in Scotland