Arts Grants

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.

How to apply:

Registration for applications is now open!

Applicants should complete the Application Form and submit it (via hardcopy/post) to arrive before 5pm on September 30th 2019.


Please note: Late applications will not be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and interviewed towards the end of 2019 with the grants awarded in December 2019/January 2020.

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

Six grants were awarded to students at the end of 2018 on a wide range of courses from the world of film and drama, to art and music

Brad Nash

Brad Nash from Badsey is studying Acting for Stage and Screen Performance at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts.

Brad said “The Broadway Arts Grant has enabled me to continue studying in London, doing what I love and learning more about the industry I want to be a part of!”



Ella Marshall-Shepherd

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

Ella commented: “The grant will help me pay for a trip with the St John’s College Chapel choir to Venice in Summer, where I will finally fulfil one of my dreams of visiting and performing in Saint Mark’s Basilica.” 


Henry Lloyd-Horton

Henry Lloyd-Horton from Buckland is studying Fine Art Foundation at Kingston University, en route to a BA. 

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.”


Thomas Antoniw

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

Thomas commented: “It is an honour to receive this grant. I will be putting this towards my dream of classical/operatic singing both in the study of it and performance in recitals hopefully in and around the Cotswold’s.”


Jonathan Deakin

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

‘The Broadway Arts Grant will massively help me with the cost of living in London, and also help with my professional development as an actor by helping me buy plays, music scores and other necessary equipment’


Hannah Marie Milum

Hannah Marie Milum from Aston Somerville is studying Drama at De Montfort University in Leicester. 

Hannah commented: “This grant will help me attend more theatre throughout the next three years and also help me purchase the texts that I need for university to help complete my course. This money will also help to fund me looking at short summer script writing courses.”