Arts Bursaries

Every year, The Broadway Festival Trust awards grants of between £500-£2000+ to local students starting or in full time education in the arts. This bursary applies to students studying Fine Art, Applied Arts, Music or the Performing Arts. The grants are awarded in order to help students with course expenses and foreign travel for their field of study.

Priority is given to applicants who currently reside in the parish of Broadway or have a WR12 postcode, but applications are also considered from neighbouring areas.

The festival and Charitable Trust aims to maintain and develop Broadway’s artistic heritage as an established venue for artistic excellence. The student arts grants play a pivotal role in this.

How do you qualify?

  • You must be 18 or over on September 1st and about to start or in full time education in the arts on a degree or postgraduate course at a University or College
  • Priority will be given to applicants who currently reside or, if already having started a course, have a family residential address in the WR12 postcode, but applications will be considered from neighbouring areas.

Applications for 2024 bursaries have now closed and bursaries awarded

How to apply:

Applicants should download, print and complete the application form and submit it (via hardcopy/post) with any materials you wish to provide to support your application.

The application deadline was 5pm on Monday 9th October 2023 – look out for the 2024 deadline for applications being announced in the summer.

Please note: Late applications will not be considered. Awards are made based on the strength of the application.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for interview. Please prepare for your interview and be able to show examples of your prior work, or provide website links.

Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a short presentation in the form of video, Powerpoint or pdf to demonstrate their work and achievements, as well as a photograph of themselves that may be used by the festival for promotional purposes if their application is successful.

Students can apply each year for a maximum of 3 years’ funding in total.

If you have any queries about the bursaries or application process, please contact us by email at

A record 19 bursaries have been awarded to students in January 2024 on a wide range of courses from the world of film, drama and fashion design to music, fine art, architecture and musical theatre.

The increase in the monies available for arts bursaries has been made possible thanks to the huge success of the Broadway Arts Festival, and the support of the festival Benefactors and sponsors.

Scarlett Clarke

Scarlett Clarke from Blockley is studying Professional Dance & Musical Theatre at the University of London. 

Scarlett commented: “I am extremely grateful to have been awarded a Broadway Arts Bursary for 2023. I will use the financial assistance from the bursary to enroll in additional classes conducted by industry-leading professionals. In addition, the bursary will help me to fund the equipment requirements for pursuing a Musical Theatre Degree. By allowing access to top level classes and essential equipment, this award propels me towards achieving my aspirations in the world of performing arts.”

Suki Glocking

Suki Glocking from Willersey is studying Music at the University of Bristol. 

Suki commented: “Receiving this award will allow me to extend my music performance skills from the piano to the cello, an instrument of which I have longed to play for a while. Pllaying the cello will allow me to take part in orchestras and string quartets and I am very grateful to now be able to pay for cello lessons.” 


Ben Morris

Ben Morris from Evesham is studying Music & Sound Production at the University of Winchester. 

Ben commented: “The Broadway Arts Festival bursary has helped me tremendously through my studies. I’m now in my final year at university and feel I can safely say that I wouldn’t have been as successful as I have been so far without the support from the bursary.” 


William Smith

William Smith from Chipping Campden is studying Music at the University of Bristol. 

William commented: “The bursary has significantly helped fund my living expenses through uni as well as funding composition software and university society memberships and events.”



Elizabeth Starkey

Elizabeth Starkey from Broadway is studying TV Production at the University of Bournemouth. 

Elizabeth commented: ‘Being awarded the bursary from the Broadway Arts Festival made a huge difference to my start at university studying TV Production. Getting this bursary meant that I was able to buy a high spec laptop, along with all of the software I needed to help me succeed even further in my course at university.’

Dakota Nayler

Dakota Nailer from Mickleton is studying Film at the University of South Wales. 

Dakota commented: “With the support of the Broadway Arts Festival, I’ll be able to create to a degree that I’d never be capable of alone. The bursary has completely freed me creatively and I am now more than ecstatic for my future in film.”

Steven Nichols

Charlotte Akerman

Charlotte from Willersey is in her 1st  year of Musical Theatre at Italia Conti, London.

Charlotte commented: “I feel so grateful that I have been given this bursary as a young performer in training. It has allowed me to get the absolute most out of my time at drama school. Without it I would not be able to participate in extra classes and acquire a wider range of skills such as aerial and tricks . This will no doubt help me in my future career and I hope to be able to give back in the future to the broadway arts festival and help someone else like it helped me.


Joseph Jordan

Joseph Jordan from Willersey is studying Architecture at the University of Bournemouth. 

Joseph commented: “I am delighted to have been awarded a bursary from Broadway Arts Festival. This contribution will not only help support my living expenses but also allow me to purchase technical equipment which will enable me to complete my coursework.  I am extremely grateful to the Trustees for awarding me this money and will work hard to make the festival proud of my achievements.”


Aoife Spence

Aoife Spence from Laverton is studying Architecture at Bath University. 

Aoife commented: “Receiving the bursary will enable me to afford more flexibility in material choice and scale for architectural model making. I will also be able to purchase software for creating drawings and digitally representing my designs.


Bradley Nash

Bradley Nash from Badsey is studying for an MA in Commercial Music Production at Tileyard Education London. 

Bradley commented: “The Broadway Arts Bursary will be a huge help in furthering my skills as a songwriter/music producer. Their support will enable me to invest in better equipment, begin to share my music on streaming platforms, and accept my place on an international songwriting camp in Marrakech.”


Harry Partridge

Harry Partridge from Laverton is studying Game Art at Falmouth University. 

Harry commented: “I’m going to use this bursary to purchase a laptop and be able to make industry standard work. This helps me battle against deadlines by having a laptop I can use in my dorm and make a portfolio ready for going into the workplace. Thank you very much for The Broadway Festival Trust for giving me this opportunity!


Adrianna Wade

Adrianna Wade from Blockley is studying Fine Art at Loughborough University. 

Adrianna commented: “I’m so grateful for this bursary as it means I can continue to explore my artistic style and take it to higher levels with bigger canvases and better quality paints and it will give me the opportunity to invest in new materials to learn new skills. As well as giving me the freedom to visit more exclusive exhibits and widen my understanding of the arts.”


Thomas Billiard

Thomas Billiard from Weston-Sub-Edge is studying Film at the University of Kent. 

Thomas commented: “I am grateful to the Broadway Arts Festival for awarding me the bursary. This support will enable me to pursue my studies in Film at the University of Kent with enhanced dedication and enthusiasm, and I am honoured to be a recipient of your belief in the value of the arts and education.”


Amy Keep

Amy Keep from Childswickham is studying Fashion Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University. 

Amy commented: “Being awarded the Bursary has meant I can afford materials for my course and afford to go on trips to London to further my research.” 


Toby Richardson

Toby Richardson from Evesham is studying Fashion Design at Birmingham City University. 

Toby commented: “The bursary has enabled me to improve the quality of work I produce.  Fashion Design is a very expensive course and the bursary funds provides me with numerous opportunities to explore my field of study.” 


Maisie Moulton

Maisie Moulton from Evesham is studying Graphic Design at the University of Falmouth. 

Maisie commented: ‘I am absolutely over the moon that i have been awarded a bursary from Broadway Arts Festival, it’s such an amazing opportunity and will support me throughout the year. Receiving the bursary will help me afford sessions to boost my knowledge on software that i haven’t particularly used that much. I’ll also be using the bursary to purchase equipment to help make my Animation quality more professional and 10x better.’


Charlotte Pye

Charlotte Pye from Chadbury is studying Film & Television Production at the University of York. 

Charlotte commented: “Winning the bursary has meant I could buy filming equipment that has landed me my first professional credits and paid jobs in the film industry. I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities this bursary has afforded me.” 


Freya Gault

Freya Gault from Laverton is studying Film, TV, Drama & Theatre at the University of Aberystwyth. 

Freya commented: ‘I am so grateful to have received this bursary. It will enable me to continue my singing lessons and allow me to progress with my filmmaking.’


Phoebe Hope

Phoebe Hope from Paxford is studying a BA in Fashion at Kingston University. 

Phoebe commented: ‘I am very grateful to receive this bursary as it will help significantly with material costs and allow me to make the most out of my course.’