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:

Registration for applications in 2020 has now opened!

Applicants download, print and complete the Application Form and submit it (via hardcopy/post) to arrive before 5pm on Monday October 12th 2020 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 2020 with the bursaries awarded in December 2020/January 2021. 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 Karen Bloch by email at

Print the 2020 application form
Eight grants were awarded to students at the end of 2019 on a wide range of courses from the world of film and drama, to architecture, art and music

Thomas Antoniw

Thomas Antoniw from Lenchwick is now studying Film Production at Bournemouth. 

Thomas commented: “It is an honour to receive this grant. It will enable me to finish my ABRSM Diploma and more importantly allow me to continue my endeavours in the music world. This money helps support travel to the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, various music books, trips and lessons.”


Ella Marshall-Shepherd

Ella Marshall-Shepherd from Evesham is studying Music at St John’s College, Oxford.

Ella commented: “I intend to use the grant to attend four short courses at Goldsmiths University that will prepare me for my application to Masters programmes. These will be in topics that aren’t covered by my Music BA degree at Oxford University, but are essential for me to study in order to be accepted onto Masters courses in Community Music Practice and Cultural Entrepreneurship.”


Archie Verhoest

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

Archie commented: “This grant will allow me to to purchase the necessary equipment for the course as well as watch plays, buy scripts and travel with the work I create with my peers, thereby enhancing my study, elevating my performances and allowing me to better myself as a practitioner.”


Brad Nash

Brad Nash from Badsey is studying Performance Design & Practice at Central Saint Martins in London.

Brad said: “The Broadway Arts Grant will go a long way towards paying for my course materials and enable me to invest in new technology to further my music writing abilities.”

Lucy Trevorrow

Lucy Trevorrow from Evesham for a BA in Acting at Plymouth University. 

Lucy commented: “Many thanks for giving me the opportunity to be able to expand my knowledge of the field I am so passionate about. I will use the grant to fund trips to watch a range of theatre, helping to expand my knowledge and expose myself to a variety of the arts it all its forms.” 

Jonathan Deakin

Jonathan Deakin from Childswickham is studying Musical Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

“I will use the money from the grant to help pay for my equity and spotlight membership, help pay the fees of my to be agent, and the costs of my course.”

Henry Lloyd-Horton

Henry Lloyd-Horton from Buckland is studying for a BA in Fine Art in Bournemouth. 

“The Broadway Arts Festival grant will help me enormously to expand my experimentation with materials, to acquire new skills and techniques available to me in the workshops and facilities, and to continue to discover new ideas and concepts within my art, striving harder in that endless search for the awe inspiring, that transcendent beauty of the sublime.”


Georgina Rose

Georgina Rose from Childswickham is studying Architecture at the University of Bath.

Georgina commented: “I am honoured to receive the grant this year and will be using it towards model making, both by hand and through CAD, and to visit some of the buildings I have been studying – in particular, I would love to see some of Alvar Aalto’s work in Finland.”