Our Partners

Eastside is grateful for the ongoing support of the following partners and funders.  If you would like to partner with or support us then please email Matt Lane our CEO / Artistic Director on matt@eastside.org.uk.


Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people's lives. It invests public money from government to help create artistic experiences for as many people as possible across the country. It supports a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries - from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections. Eastside receives annual funding as a National Portfolio Organisation.

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Adobe Foundation

A private foundation created and funded by Adobe Inc., the Adobe Foundation seeks to leverage human, technological and financial resources to drive social change and improve the communities in which we live and work. As well as funding the three year Adobe Youth Voices programme, the foundation has since supported various Eastside programmes including Screenwriters, Ignite, Eastside Dialogues and Eastside Partner Schools. They also provide free licences to the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite for use on our film and digital programmes.

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The British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) is a non-governmental organisation, founded by the film industry in 1912 and responsible for the national classification and censorship of films exhibited at cinemas and video works released within the United Kingdom. The BBFC is a generous funder of our film and digital media programmes including Ignite! Film Challenge, Project 50/50 and Eastside Film Crew.

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British film institute

The BFI was founded in 1933. They are a charity governed by a Royal Charter. who combines cultural, creative and industrial roles, bringing together the BFI National Archive and BFI Reuben Library, film distribution, exhibition and education at BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, publishing and festivals. They award Lottery funding to film production, distribution, education, audience development and market intelligence and research plus run the BFI Film Academy Programme, awarding funds from the Department for Education, of which Eastside was a founding and continuing partner.

Criterion theatre trust

The Criterion Theatre is a 590 seat theatre in the heart of London’s West End that dates from 1874 and is run by a charitable trust. The charity maintains and operates the theatre with the principal aim to promote, maintain, improve and advance education by encouragement of the arts. It enables and supports the development of theatrical productions and the developmental process including readings and workshops and runs an education programme, initiating schools workshops relevant to the current production. The Criterion Trust has generously supported Eastside with free theatre hire as part of our "Verse vs Verse" and "I know I wish I will" programmes.

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Disney Theatrical Group Ltd

"Disney Musicals in Schools" is a free outreach programme that builds sustainable theatre programs in primary schools. Professional Teaching Artists guide school teachers through the process of mounting a 30-minute Disney musical with student performers. Schools receive free performance materials and free professional development and the goal is to develop a tradition of theatre education for years to come. Eastside is the first UK delivery partner for this exciting programme.

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Google Foundation

The Google Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Google which manages Google Ad Grants, the nonprofit edition of AdWords™. Google Ad Grants empowers nonprofit organisations to promote their missions and initiatives on Google.com and Google support charities that share their philosophy of community service in science and technology, education, youth advocacy and the arts. As part of our Google for Non Profits account, the Foundation provides Eastside with free email and cloud storage services as well as free Google AdWords to promote our charitable activity.

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John Lyon's Charity

John Lyon's Charity gives grants to benefit children and young people up to the age of 25 who live in nine boroughs in northwest London: Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Kensington & Chelsea and the Cities of London and Westminster. The Charity's main policy is to promote the life-chances of children and young people through education. The have generously supported "Verse vs Verse" for 6 years and have provided funding to extend the reach of " I know I wish I will" into London secondary schools

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ShOWtime photo booth

Showtime Photo Booth provide stylish photo booths for parties, events, weddings, corporate launches and more. They kindly supported our Adobe Youth Voices presentation event in 2017 at the BFI Southbank with the loan of a booth. To find out more about them please click here.