ASSISTING THE PERFORMING ARTS
Following the immediate, devastating effects on the entertainment industry of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation quickly stepped forward to initiate and support those most in need. After discussions with the Actors' Benevolent Fund NSW (ABF), the Foundation became a seed funder of the ABF's COVID 19 EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FUND.
The Fund has provided invaluable emergency assistance to those finding it difficult to survive due to the shutdown and slow resurgence of the sector. As a result, the Foundation took the unprecedented step of adjusting the Foundation Grant Rounds in order to reallocate a proportion of funds to benefit those in the performing arts community in need of emergency financial assistance. As the situation has eased, the Foundation will once again be awarding Grants to groups and Individuals seeking financial assistance to fund performing arts projects. Application forms can be found on this website.
The Mission of the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation
To promote and encourage the knowledge, understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of drama, opera, dance, mime, music, puppetry and all other forms and facets of the performing arts in all their expressions within Australia.
Archives & Library
The S,B&W Foundation is custodian of a large accumulation of archives and manuscripts which are of considerable historical significance for the study of the performing arts in Australia....READ MORE
The Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award
The Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award encourages the development of new Australian plays or performing arts projects emphasizing positive values. The Award is offered each year for the...APPLY NOW
Become a Foundation Friend
Become a Foundation FriendThe Friends of the Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation have always played an important role in the Foundation’s vision to assist the performing arts....Become an SBW Friend
Benefiting the Australian Performing Arts Since 1986
The Foundation since its inception is proud to have been able to assist many organisations and persons including the following. Read more...
The Seaborn, Broughton & Walford Foundation was founded in 1986 as a charitable organisation to benefit the Australian Performing Arts. It originated when the Griffin Theatre Company, who were doing such valiant work in promoting Australian plays and playwrights, appealed for somebody to save the historic Stables Theatre at Kings Cross. This was done by our purchasing the Stables Theatre and the Griffin Theatre Company has benefited by having a rent free theatre (less outgoings) since 1986.