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Aspring Actors Grant

Aspring Actors Grant

Internationally acclaimed Shakespearian actor and writer Ben Crystal has given us a grant for a talented actor who needs a little cash to assist them pursue their craft. 

We have a gift of $3000 to distribute and we are looking for an artistic recipient for this unique one-off grant.

Ben has strong links and a soft spot for Ōtautahi Christchurch having been one of the first actors to perform at the Isaac Theatre Royal after its post earthquake refurbishment. Ben put on a free show at ITR to share some Shakespearean fun with the city.  The audience took it upon themselves to 'pass the bucket' to collect donations for the show.  Ben was unaware of the buckets being circulated and has decided to pay it forward and donate the money which is how this gift came to be.  If that wasn't enough, Ben also lives on the moors of Wales in his parents' family home named Akaroa.      

Applications close on May 21, 2021. 

To apply, present a short performance that best showcases the actor's talent via video or other  visual media. 

Email submissions to Nicole Perry

The successful applicant will be notified on Friday 28 May and will be expected to be available for interview. 

PRIDE Fund

PRIDE Fund

The PRIDE Endowment Fund that will provide support and a positive profile to the LGBTQIA+ community, forever.

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Earthquake Memorial Fund

Greater Ōtautahi Christchurch Earthquake Memorial Fund

10 years ago Greater Christchurch changed forever. 10 years later we are ensuring this part of our story is never forgotten.

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