Support from Trusts & Foundations makes everything we do possible.
Our Trusts and Foundations help us to achieve Scottish Ballet’s global reputation in artistic excellence and further our company mission to make dance as widely accessible as possible. Below are just some of the projects that our Trusts and Foundations help us bring to life
From timeless and delightfully magical adaptations of the fairytale classics, to brave reimagining of archetypal classics, Scottish Ballet produces captivating world premieres, European premieres and Scottish Ballet premieres.
Scottish Ballet to is fast becoming the nation’s best export, touring to Russia, China, the USA and remote locations around Scotland, as well as large theatres across the UK.
CEO/Artistic Director, Christopher Hampson has secured commissions to not only present works of choreographic excellence, but also to inspire our dancers. The cumulative influence in style from visiting artists means that our repertoire remains distinctive and wide-ranging.
Scottish Ballet is committed to helping develop new choreographers and offers regular opportunities for dancers who wish to grow their choreographic skills. As well as commissioning new work to established choreographers and mentoring company dancers, the Education Team offers choreography opportunities at all levels.
WEE PERFORMANCES & RELAXED PERFORMANCES
Our 1 hour ‘Wee’ performances are created especially for families with very young children (aged 3 and up) featuring the Company’s dancers and accompanied by live music from the Scottish Ballet Orchestra. Our relaxed performances are presented in a calm atmosphere making them accessible for all.
In 2015, the Education Team delivered over 1,000 events, allowing almost 200,000 people of all ages and abilities across the UK to learn and engage with Scottish Ballet. Scottish Ballet delivers a diverse range of performance and participatory education projects, including; Dancers' Education Group, The Close, Youth Exchange (YEX), Hothouse and Parkinson’s For Dance.
AUDIO DESCRIPTION & TOUCH TOURS
The audio description programme enables visually impaired patrons to experience the beauty of dance. Prior to the audio-described performance, we offer our visually impaired patrons a 'touch tour', which allows them to engage first hand with costumes and props.
DIGITAL & ONLINE RESOURCES
Scottish Ballet is constantly exploring ways that it can collaborate with digital artists and in exhibit on digital platforms. Not only are we developing an interdisciplinary approach, we want audiences to have more opportunities to view and interact with dance. Our Uncut series gives audiences a glimpse of behind-the-scenes action and this year Scottish Ballet presented a bold selection of dance on film for Glasgow Short Film Festival (GSFF).
PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS FOR DANCE
Music is an intrinsic part of both dance and dance education, and becoming a musician for dance is a specialist skill which Scottish Ballet nurtures. Our aim is to make live, professional music that accompanies dance as widely accessible as possible, bringing the beauty of live music and dance to people of all ages across Scotland.
Scottish Ballet would like to thank the following for their generous donations:
John Ellerman Foundation Paul Hamlyn Foundation The Monument Trust The Linbury Trust The Robertson Trust
Cruden Foundation Elizabeth Frankland Moore and Star Foundation J & J R Wilson Trust John Ellerman Foundation John Mather Charitable Trust Mrs M A Lascelles The Alma & Leslie Wolfson Charitable Trust The Binks Trust The Castansa Trust The Cruden Foundation The Gannochy Trust The Garrick Charitable Trust
The Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust The JTH Charitable Trust
The Martin Connell Charitable Trust The MEB Charitable Trust The McGlashan Charitable Trust The Mrs Gladys Row Fogo Trust The Nancie Massey Charitable Trust The P F Charitable Trust The Rayne Foundation The Robertson Trust The RS Macdonald Charitable Trust The Turtleton Charitable Trust W G Edwards Charitable Trust
Scottish Ballet makes a commitment to individuals, trusts and foundations that make financial contributions towards our work; to be honest and transparent, respect privacy, and apply gifts responsibly to their intended purpose. Scottish Ballet undertakes to comply with all relevant laws including tax legislation, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, and the Institute of Fundraising’s Code of Fundraising Practice.