Arts Bursaries

Every year, The Broadway Festival Trust awards grants of between £500-£1000+ 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 are now open!

How to apply:

Applicants download, print and complete the application form and submit it (via hardcopy/post) to arrive before 5pm on Monday October 4th 2021 with any materials you wish to provide to support your application.

Please note: Late applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for interview (in Broadway) in December 2021 with the bursaries awarded in December 2021/January 2022. Please prepare for your interview and bring along examples of your prior work, or provide website links.

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

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

The next round of applications will open in August 2021.

Download the application form
Nine grants were awarded to students at the end of 2020 on a wide range of courses from the world of film, song-writing  performance design and drama to vocal performance, textiles, sound design and music.

Grace Parkinson-Johns

Grace Parkinson-Johns from Evesham is now studying Textiles at Cardiff Metropolitan University. 

Grace commented: “My textiles degree will challenge my creativity and help me to develop the confidence and skills needed to pursue a textiles career. The student bursary is greatly appreciated and will be used towards the cost of of buying specialist materials.” 


Harry Byrne

Harry Byrne from Broadway is studying Liberal Arts at The University of Bristol.

Harry commented: “I am an aspiring Sound Designer studying for a career in theatre & film. This grant will enable me to travel to bring shows to The Edinburgh Festival. I will also be able to purchase recording equipment and software which will aid my preparation for a master’s degree in sound design.”


Amy Jensen

Amy Jensen from Willersey is studying Film & Television at The University of Reading.

Amy commented “As an aspiring director/screenwriter, my passion is creating provoking art through film. This bursary gives me the opportunity to attend film festivals and events and to fund my own short film projects – thank you!”

Grace Capewell

Grace Capewell from Evesham is studying Performance Design & Practice at Central Saint Martins in London. 

Grace commented: “After studying an art foundation at Leeds College of Art I am about to begin my third year at Central Saint Martins. I make films which are inspired by theatre. I direct, produce the films, design my own sets and costumes. This bursary will go towards the production of my graduation film.” 

Steven Nichols

Steven Nichols

Steven Nichols from Chipping Campden is studying jazz trumpet at The Royal Academy of Music in London.

Steven commented: “Absolutely overwhelmed and grateful to have received this award. The bursary will be used to refurbish my trumpet and purchase a new mouthpiece.”


Rose Johnson

Rose Johnson from Sedgeberrow is studying Vocal Performance at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

Rose commented “A Soprano, my aim is to become an artist that performs operatic roles with large opera companies. The bursary will be put directly towards paying my fees and spent on equipment to make online lessons viable.”  

Zoe Adams

Zoe Adams from Evesham is studying Theatre Production at The Guildford School of Acting at the University of Surrey. 

“My course is very practical covering all disciplines from lighting and sound, to stage management and scenic construction and requires specialist equipment and PPE. The bursary will really help me cover these costs aswell as trips to see professional productions.”


Dulcie Rose Johnson

Dulcie Rose Johnson from Bretforton is studying Songrwriting at BIMM Birmingham.

Dulcie Rose commented: “The bursary is a massive help as I am in need of a lot of music equipment like microphones, production software and an iPad. With Covid, the need for this equipment has become greater as we are expected to do most modules online, so therefore cannot use the facilities at BIMM.”


Archie Verhoest

Archie Verhoest from Evesham is studying Drama, Theatre & Performance at Lancaster University.

Archie commented: “In 2020 I have been planning shows including a retelling of Homer’s “Odyssey” set in the 1960’s which I hope to begin production for as soon as it is safe to do so. This grant will be invaluable in helping reach that goal!””