Student Arts Grant

Broadway Arts Festival Trust has again this year awarded a total of six grants to local students of the Arts. This year’s applicants come from a wide range of courses from the world of opera singing, musical theatre, film studies and textile design and manufacture.

Four of the successful candidates have been awarded previous grants by the Trustees of the Broadway Arts Festival and which has helped them with course expenses and foreign travel.

Grants of £500 have been awarded to:

Annie Atkins

Annie is currently in her 3rd year studying for a BSc in Film Production with Applied Technology at Gloucestershire College. Her course involves the production of short films and documentaries and Annie will use her grant award towards editing software and film set equipment. This is Annie’s second award from the Broadway Arts Festival Trustees.

Eleanor Broomfield

Eleanor graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with First Class honours and is currently undertaking a 2-year Master’s Degree course there to become a classical soprano in order to move on to the opera school. She first began singing at the age of 12 and has performed locally, nationally and internationally in concerts, oratorios and opera. Eleanor is funding her studies herself with the help of scholarships, bursaries and grants. The grant from the Broadway Arts Festival Trust will help her improve her foreign language skills and meet her travel expenses.

Harriet Doyle

Harriet is currently undertaking a one -year vocational course in Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting having graduated in 2016 from the University of Exeter with a BA in Drama and Film studies. She is training in singing, dancing and acting and is hoping to find a job in the musical theatre industry by the end of her course.    Harriet will use the grant to help fund her course fees at Guildford.

Rhys Milbery

Rhys is in his 2nd year of a 3-year Performing Arts degree at Winchester, a course which involves acting, backstage work, directing and creative writing. His ambition is to become a choreographer so he will use the awarded grant on theatre visits as well as renting performance space in Winchester to stage his own productions.   This is his second award from the Broadway Arts Festival Trust.

Rhys attended a creative writing workshop at the last Festival in June 2016 and found it very stimulating and helpful to his studies

Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer is studying Musical Theatre at Wolverhampton and is currently in her 2nd year and is involved in writing, composing, directing and choreographing an original musical.   Her course gives her the opportunity to travel to New York for workshops on Broadway and to produce a show to a live audience whilst there.  Jennifer will put her award towards the cost of this exciting opportunity.   Jennifer also received a grant last year which helped fund her participation in street theatre in Amsterdam.

Chloe Williams

Chloe has been deemed a very worthy recipient of her 4th grant from the Broadway Arts Festival Trust.    She is now in her 4th and final year of a BA Textiles Innovation and Design course at Loughborough University and is studying the design and production of fabrics.  In 2016 she spent an unpaid year in industry with Next and is now completing her final portfolio of designs and weaves with a view to applying for jobs in the industry.

Chloe, who is currently preparing her final textile project and looking for experience in the museum and art gallery sector, says “ Thank you for choosing to sponsor me again for this year, it will make a valuable contribution to my Final Major Project. I am really grateful to the Trustees of the Festival for all of the support and opportunities they have given me over the past few years”.

All the successful candidates have expressed a desire to participate and help in the next Festival which will be from the 8th to the 17th June 2018.

 What is Broadway Arts Festival?

The Broadway Arts Festival maintains and develops the awareness of Broadway’s artistic heritage.


To keep the village thriving as an established venue for artistic excellence for the benefit of our visitors and the whole community.


By creating a sustainable environment within which to inspire, educate, encourage and support Broadway as an internationally recognised centre for the arts.