Application Deadline: 31 JULY

Proposals are sought from Oxford researchers in any Division to develop new, and contribute to existing, research collaborations with theatres and theatre-makers in Oxfordshire.

The Theatres Seed Fund is a new internal grant scheme that will support research, knowledge exchange, and public engagement through collaborative projects between researchers and Oxfordshire theatres and theatre-makers.

The objectives for this fund are to:

  • Develop new, and consolidate existing, research collaborations.
  • Provide a ladder of engagement, enabling researchers to trial ideas and develop collaborative projects which may be continued after the end of initial seed funding.

Grants of up to £3,000 per application are available to enable researchers to develop and deliver collaborative projects with Oxfordshire theatres and theatre-makers. These projects can be stand-alone, or used as proof-of-concept for larger-scale projects and funding applications.

The total amount of funding remaining is c. £10,000.

The Theatres Seed Fund contact is Dr Hannah Coleman Manktelow (Connecting Researchers and Oxfordshire Theatres Project Officer –

For more Inquiries about the scheme (e.g. eligibility, activities and projects, costing, contracts and partners) visit the official Webpage of TORCH Theatres