The JMK Trust

The JMK Trust

Charity information

The JMK Trust

Our three core areas of work are the JMK Award, Regional Programme and Regional Assistant Director Bursaries.

The JMK Award is an invaluable opportunity enabling its winner to direct a full-scale, fully resourced production at the Young Vic, London.

Our Regional Programme provides free access to training and networking to enable people to engage with theatre directing where there are limited opportunities.

The Regional Assistant Director Bursaries offer recipients vital practical experience.

Founded 1997

  • Mission statement

    The JMK Trust exists to find and support talented theatre directors around the UK through our annual JMK Award, regional programme and assistant director bursaries.

    The JMK Trust was founded in memory of James Menzies-Kitchin, a promising theatre director who died suddenly and unexpectedly at the age of 28. Since 1997 the Trust has discovered and nurtured a new generation of visionary young directors whose work and influence can be seen throughout the British theatre industry.

    Our vision is that theatre directing in the UK should be open to all, and that diverse potential leaders should be identified and supported, irrespective of their background.

  • Aims

    The JMK Trust aims to:

    • To continue with our three core areas of work: - The JMK Award - The Regional Programme - The Regional Assistant Director Bursaries. In order for this to happen we need to raise sufficient funds.
  • Overview

    Established: August 1997

    Registered Charity Number: 295080

    Board members: 11

    Part time staff: 1

    Phone number: 01903 603086

    Address: 38 St Dunstans RoadWorthingWest Sussex BN13 1AB

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  • The JMK Regional Programme

    To deliver free workshops, training, bursaries and networking opportunities to theatre dir... More
  • The JMK Award 2013

    Great directors acknowledge that you learn to direct by directing but for young directors ... More
  • The JMK Award for 2011

    Sponsor our prestigious JMK Young Director Award for 2011.
  • Direct Access 2011

    In addition to the current services and prestigious awards offered by the JMK Trust, we no... More