Bell Shakespeare has long had requests from schools in far-flung places that would dearly love to be recipients of our Learning programmes, but simply do not have the means to take part.
Sharing Shakespeare now sees two of our most impactful Learning programmes – Actors At Work and Student Masterclass – joining Hearts In A Row (our first community outreach programme established in 2005) to provide an even greater variety of free or subsidised creative learning opportunities for Australians of all ages, whether in their own classroom or at an iconic performing arts venue.
Although there are set amounts related to the delivery of each programme, every gift makes a difference and will be combined to provide opportunities at all levels:
• $100 will enable one child to see an Actors At Work performance
• $1,500 will give a class an enriched learning opportunity through a Student Masterclass
• $3,000 will introduce Shakespeare to a whole class through an Actors At Work performance
• $10,000 for a disadvantaged school or community group to visit the theatre for a mainstage performance through Hearts In A Row
You can also group with friends, or suggest this initiative to your matched workplace giving programme, to provide an experience for an entire class or group.
This initiative, and to be able to offer these opportunities, speaks right to the heart of Bell Shakespeare’s original mission: to make Shakespeare and the classics accessible and relevant to Australians everywhere, regardless of their age, income or location.
Every donation made of $2.00 or more is tax-deductible.