Congratulations to Philip Carne, receiving Robert Maskrey Award for Arts Philanthropy

We are delighted to hear that Philip Carne, MBE, has received the prestigious Robert Maskrey Award for Arts Philanthropy and we send our warmest congratulations. The Award recognises Philip's tireless support for emerging talent in Wales’ performing arts.

Through the invaluable support of The Carne Trust, we are able to run our JMK Directors' Group at the Sherman Theatre, Cardiff. This group intensively supports six emerging Welsh directors, who take part in a series of workshops and training sessions, developing important skills including leadership and process. They also have the opportunity to receive Assistant Director bursaries. Each director is paired with a writer from the Sherman's New Welsh Playwrights Programme, also supported by The Carne Trust, enabling them to develop a play which will be showcased to industry professionals and to start a new creative partnership.

Thanks to the generosity and kindness of Philip Carne, Christine Carne and The Carne Trust, we are able to find and nurture the most exciting Welsh directing talent. We are thrilled that their exceptional work supporting the next generation of talent in the performing arts continues to be recognised.