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  • The Sir Alec Guinness Awards 2018

    Richard O’Callaghan Chairman of CaAPA with actress Janie Dee who presented the Sir Alec Guinness Award to Grace Archibald from LAMDA who accepted it on behalf of the winner (graduating student) Donal Finn who was busy in rehearsal. (Photo credit: Patrick Lee)  

  • The Sir Alec Guinness Awards 2017

    Nickolas Grace presenting the Sir Alec Guinness Award to Ben Dearden from ALRA who collected it on behalf of the winner Evangeline Osbon on the occasion of the CaAPA Students’ Evening at the CAA (Club for Acts and Actors) in Covent Garden on Wednesday 22 March 2017.  (Photo credit: Patrick Lee)

The Catholic Association of Performing Arts (CaAPA) (formerly the Catholic Stage Guild) works for, and alongside, people of all faiths and none. The Association performs a dual role, serving the needs of its members and, through them, the wider community.

CaAPA’s members are, typically, theatre professionals or non-professionals with some interest in the performing arts. Members apply their talents and skills to helping the wider community, for example putting on theatre productions to help people in their spiritual journeys and to raise funds for good causes.

An Actor’s Prayer
My Jesus, bless me in this my actor’s life.
Whether I draw tears from the audience or make them laugh,
off stage let me be serious minded,
yet keep my sorrows behind the scenes.
May I be undeceived by success
And undismayed by failure.
Make me generous towards the work of others
and a good influence wherever I may go.
Let me always return to the Sacraments,
however often things go wrong.
On stage, off stage,
in life, in death,
Jesus have mercy on my soul.
(Denys Blakelock) 

CaAPA’s New Initiative. FUNDING

Want some money for your next project? Would it qualify? Want to find out more? If you’ve registered and been a CaAPA member for at least one year, log in to the Member’s Area – Newsletters. There you will find Funding Selection Criteria and details as to how you can apply. The document is in Adobe Acrobat Format (PDF), to view this file you will need to have the Acrobat Reader installed.