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Riccarton Players Inc – Supporting Theatre Education

In 2021, Riccarton Players Inc, was the benefactor of a sum of $2000 from a very kind anonymous donor, to provide grants and/or sponsorships to qualified applicants to enable the furtherment of their formal theatrical training. Our donor has indicated that they will supply funding on an on-going basis and for a minimum of 5 years.

Riccarton Players Inc aims to identify and support our past and present members to contribute to the cultural vitality of Christchurch by investing in the artistic development of talented artists in the performing arts. It is also our goal for those participating to deepen and enrich their relationship with Riccarton Players Inc. Serving the community’s needs in a tangible and meaningful way, and of course, sharing these learnings with our Society.

Recipients of Riccarton Players Inc Grant / Sponsorship will receive up to $2000 or partial payment to be used towards tuition, registration fees, and/or travel expenses over the grant period. As a guideline, successful applicants are typically those which:

Undertake a skill based theatrical training course in 2024 in any discipline that relates directly to improve their skills, including but not limited to...

          Performance including Movement and Dance
          Technical i.e. Lighting, Sound, Design and Costumes
          Production Management
          Production Marketing
          Health and Safety
          All of the above


5pm, Friday the 8th of Deccember 2023:  Application/Letters of Recommendation, Submission Deadline

Riccarton Players Annual Christmas Party (16th of December 2023):  Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their applications


a.  Current or past financial member of Riccarton Players Inc 

Selection Process

-    Recipients will be chosen through an application process by the Riccarton Players Inc Committee.

-    Based on the application and applicant’s letters of recommendation, the committee will then decide on the distribution of funds to the successful applicant/s.


Selection Criteria

Riccarton Players Inc will consider applicants who are undertaking theatrical training in the period:

1st Jan 2024-31st Dec 2024. Retrospective applications within this defined period will be considered based on our set criteria.

The Committee will review submitted material using the following criteria:

  • Evidence, commitment, ability, and a clear plan to carry out the chosen training development.

  • Evidence of positive impact on and commitment to Riccarton Players Inc and the wider non-profit theatre within Christchurch.

  • Appropriateness of the proposed budget


Complete a report at the completion of the chosen Artistic Development to be presented to the Riccarton Players Inc committee. We would like to receive updates and news about your development and depending on the type and length of our support we may require progress reports as well as a final report.  We also can’t consider any future applications unless you have completed your accountability reporting.  Factors include:-

  • How the conditions of the grant funding agreement have been met

  • What the learnings and outcomes were.

  • How did the community benefit from the grant?

  • How did you measure or assess the benefits?

Post the completion of the specfic training, the committee asks for recipients to use the skills learnt within our theatre community. 

Click on the link below to apply for a grant and to gain more information about the scholarship grant please click on the email box below.

Let’s Work Together

Got a theatre project that you want to get started - or finish !

Get in touch so we can start working together.

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