Each year, arts grants worth £500 are made to local students age 18 or over on September 1st, 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 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.
Six grants were awarded to students at the end of 2017 on a wide range of courses from the world of opera and architecture, to drama and textile design.
Rhiannon is studying a BA in Architecture at Oxford Brookes. The course teaches the architectural design process and develops design skills. Rhiannon plans to use her grant to help buy the required building materials for the courses many practical design projects.
Beatrix is currently studying for a PGCE in Drama at The University of Warwick to enable her to teach at secondary school level. Her aim is to use her career to make the arts accessible to all children and help inspire the next generation. She plans to use her grant to enable her to run a car which is needed for her placements, as well as to purchase books on her reading list and see as much live theatre as possible.
Martha is studying Textile Design at Bath Spa University designing and making pattern, print and knit. It’s a hands on course requiring a lot of materials. She plans on using the grant to help finance high quality materials to produce her best work …so she can create and innovate freely without the worry of cost.
Georgina is at the University of Bath studying for a BSc in Architecture. She believes that buildings should harmonise and enhance their landscape – whether rural or metropolitan. Architectural teaching at Bath focuses on practical learning, for e.g. using models to explore ideas. She plans on using her grant to help cover the cost of drawing and model-making supplies and for funding a study trip to a European city.
Jonathan is at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London studying for a BA in Acting. He plans to use the grant that he has been awarded to help cover the significant living costs of training in London and some of the necessary equipment that he needs for his course.
Eleanor graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with First Class honours and is currently undertaking the final year of a Master’s Degree course there to become a classical soprano in order to move on to 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 Eleanor cover the cost of auditioning for Opera Schools both in England and Europe.
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.
How to apply:
Applications for the 2018 grants will be launched during the summer of 2018.
Applicants will need to download a short application form, complete and submit it (via hardcopy/post) to arrive before 5pm on September 30th.
Applications should be sent to:
BAF Arts Grant Application,
Broadway Art Festival
10 The Green
Please note: Late applications will not be considered.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and interviewed towards the end of each year with the grants awarded in December/January.
Students can apply each year for a maximum of 3 years’ funding.
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.