The Performance Academy which delivers theatre and musical classes for budding talent of all ages, has been awarded a £1,000 bursary by Fosters.

The cash boost will help ensure the show goes safely on, once lockdown restrictions lift later this month.

Fosters are delighted to announce the second winner of our Rutherglen Bursary Award Scheme is The Performance Academy. Based in the south side of Glasgow the drama and theatre school is well known for providing fun filled classes for all ages and putting on professional show productions throughout the year. During the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, the group has had to cancel classes over the past few months.

Fosters Bursary £1000 kids performing arts workshop on stage

The £1,000 cash funding will allow the Performance Academy to run free summer workshops which all local children are welcome to take part in. With plans to begin classes once again on the 26th of April, the grant also ensures that the group has enough PPE and sanitiser stations, allowing all performers to practice in a safe and socially distant manner.

Lisa Griffiths, founder and owner at The Performance Academy, said:

“We’re hugely thankful to the kind team at Fosters for such a wonderful contribution to our group. Being able to continue delivering our performance lessons to children and people in a safe manner means we can once again nurture the talented musicians, actors, and performers in the area.
We’re so excited to offer free performance workshops over the summer months, allowing local children to enjoy their extended break in a fun and interactive way.”

Fosters Area Manager Terry Buchan added “Our Rutherglen parlour receives regular requests for donations. We decided to create a dedicated community bursary to guarantee direct benefit to the local community. It’s been a challenging 12 months for everyone, but especially the kids, missing out on seeing their friends, taking part in group activities and having fun. So, when The Performance Academy applied for the bursary and we heard about their plan for free summer workshops, we were happy to support them.”


A group of girls wearing red tartan skirts and black tops sing on a stage accompanied by two male singers


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