The Royal Bank of Canada Support Young Emerging Talent at The BRIT School for Second Year
The BRIT School is thrilled to announce a second year of working in partnership with Royal Bank of Canada (RBC). The Royal Bank of Canada Emerging Artists Programme gives recognition to the emerging talent of students and helps pave the way to preparing young people for a career in the creative industries.
The BRIT School changes the lives of young people who want creativity as part of their future and our aim is to be at the heart of talent development in the UK. The RBC Emerging Artists Programme mirrors this approach and shares the vision to enrich students' lives and develop a new generation of artistic talent.
Last year’s partnership with RBC helped The BRIT School achieve a number of goals by supporting ambitious theatre and visual arts projects; through the creation of a student achievement award; an employee mentoring programme and most predominantly saw RBC become the Principal Partner of the schools online showcase BRIT Now - benefiting the lives of hundreds of young artists.
For year two we plan to carry on this great work, kicking off later this month with RBC as lead sponsor of our highly regarded Theatre Season, Common Ground which celebrates its 20th Anniversary this year. The season is a diverse programme of four plays (Wuthering Heights, Servant & Two Masters, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot & A Matter of Life and Death) performed by our Year 13 Theatre students with staging designed and delivered by the Production Arts course. Common Ground is the most significant element of the Theatre course as it provides a showcase for students to present a range of dramatic methods and performance skills they have developed prior to moving on to further and higher education. Many of our Theatre Alumni (including The BRIT School Trustee and acclaimed actor Cush Jumbo OBE) cite the experience of Common Ground as the motivation for their final decision to train in the performing arts.
“We are excited to continue the journey with RBC. With continued and growing pressures on funding, sustained and core support from partners like RBC is essential to ensure The BRIT School can continue to invest in the broad creative vocational education, which is free, for the 1,400 students who come from all social backgrounds. RBC’s support will make a huge difference and help to #keepBRITspecial for the next generation of young creative minds.”
Prue Thompson, Senior Director of Marketing and Client Engagement at RBC Wealth Management International said,
“Our purpose at RBC is to help communities prosper, and our long standing commitment to the arts is central to achieving this. I’m absolutely delighted that we are continuing our partnership with The BRIT School for a second year as lead sponsor of its Theatre Season, Common Ground. It’s exciting to see the positive impact this support has on helping young and emerging artists prepare for a career in the industry.”