Who we are

The Trust is an arts charity, one which focusses its efforts specifically on the support of artists at the beginning of their careers. Each year there are twenty five to thirty beneficiaries.

Filskit Theatre's Scratch Workshop at TakeOff Festival 2012
© Idene Roozbayani
Filskit Theatre's Scratch Workshop at TakeOff Festival 2012
"Few funders are enlightened enough to realise that early career artists need mentoring and opportunities to learn about their practice within a supportive environment". Miranda Thain, Creative Producer.

If you are thinking of making an application, please help us by reading carefully the What we do and How to apply pages. Doing this should increase your chances of success and save wasted effort. By minimising our administrative costs we aim to maximise the amount of money that we can disperse.


Shelley Baxter
Paul Bayley
Sue Davies-Scourfield
Tricia Friswell
Gregor Logan
Stephen Morris - Chairman
Fiona Thompson - Honorary Treasurer

Dame Maggie Smith CH - Patron
Consultant to the Trustees - David Tong
Trust Manager and Administrator - Christine Bisatt

Fenton Trust News

See our News page for the latest information on Trust activity and for an up to date record of our support of the creative arts see the Beneficiaries page.