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 are now open for 2023 bursaries

How to apply:

Applicants should download, print and complete the application form and submit it (via hardcopy/post) to arrive before 5pm on Monday October 3rd 2022 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 2022 with the bursaries awarded in December 2022/January 2023. Please prepare for your interview and bring along 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.

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

A record 16 bursaries were awarded to students at the end of 2021 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

A 300% 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.

Amy Keep

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

Amy commented: “I am very passionate about developing my knowledge on how the fashion industry can be more sustainable. The bursary will help me buy equipment and I also plan on attending some workshops outside my degree to develop and widen my skill set.” 


William Smith

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

William commented: “I play clarinet, saxophone, piano and I sing. I aspire to be a composer of music for film & TV. The bursary will be a great help in contributing to the cost of piano lessons as well as the purchase of equipment and software to produce music compositions.” 


Laura Coppinger

Laura Coppinger from Broadway is studying Vocal Performance at Royal Conservatoire Scotland.

Laura commented: “I enjoy singing a wide variety of classical repertoire including opera, Lieder, Melodie and Contemporary Art Music. This bursary will help me cover my living costs.””


Toby Richardson

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

Toby commented: “This bursary will help to fund the materials and equipment that I need at university.” 


Isla Grelak

Isla Grelak from Broadway is studying Interior Architecture & Design at Nottingham Trent University. 

Isla commented: “I will be using my bursary to help fund all of the materials and equipment necessary for my course and buying all the relevant textbooks that I will need.” 


Ben Morris

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

Ben commented: “This bursary will help me buy the equipment I need to mix on my own and not have to rely on university facilities.” 


Abigail James

Abigail James from Badsey is studying Theatre & Performance at the University of Bristol. 

Abigail commented: “This bursary will allow me to apply for post-graduate masters at drama schools as well as have the opportunity to take projects to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival… giving me the best chance possible of succeeding within the theatre industry.” 


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 record an EP to promote and develop my career.”


Charlotte Pye

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

Charlotte commented: “I will be using my bursary to purchase props and film making equipment.” 


Chloe Salter

Chloe Salter from from Evesham is studying Illustration at Falmouth University. 

Chloe commented: “I plan to use my bursary toward paying for higher quality equipment (paints, canvases and drawing tablets) as well as professional programs, trips to museums or other places of inspiration.” 


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 going to as many live performances as I can.”  

Zabrina Wilde

Zabrina Wilde from Broadway is studying Fine Art at the University of West of England. 

Zabrina commented: “The bursary will help me purchase art materials, photographic equipment, a printer and laptop and also fund travel to museums and art galleries.” 


Grace Parkinson-Johns

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

Grace commented: “My bursary will help fund the specialist materials and equipment needed to help explore and experiment ideas and processes more in depth. It will be especially useful as I begin to establish who I am as an artist and designer before specialising in certain areas of the industry. 


Archie Verhoest

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

Archie commented: “This grant allows me to take full advantage of the theatre around me and travel to Manchester and Edinburgh as well as Glasgow where I hope to apply for a Masters degree in Dramaturgy.”


Amy Jensen

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

Amy commented “As an aspiring filmmaker, director and screenwriter, my passion is creating provoking art through film. This bursary gives me the opportunity to purchase scholarly literary texts, attend advanced workshops and purchase additional equipment in preparation for the making of my short film this year – thank you!”

Dulcie Rose Johnson

Dulcie Rose Johnson from Bretforton is studying Songwriting 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. I will also use it to fund and manage my music releases in the next year.”