Each year, arts grants worth between £500 and £1,000 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.
All grant recipients will be given the opportunity to participate in and showcase their talents during the Broadway Arts Festival.
How do you qualify?
- You must be 18 or over on September 1st 2017 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:
Download the short application form, complete and submit (via hardcopy/post) to arrive before 5pm on September 30th 2017.
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 2017 with the grants awarded in early 2018. The grant amount awarded is at the discretion of the Trust.
Students can apply each year for a maximum of 3 years’ funding.
Last year, six grants were awarded to students on a wide range of courses from the world of opera and musical theatre, to film studies and textile design & manufacture.
Harriet is currently undertaking a one -year vocational course in Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting having graduated in 2016 from the University of Exeter with a BA in Drama and Film studies. She is training in singing, dancing and acting and is hoping to find a job in the musical theatre industry by the end of her course. Harriet will use the grant to help fund her course fees at Guildford.
Rhys is in his 2nd year of a 3-year Performing Arts degree at Winchester, a course which involves acting, backstage work, directing and creative writing. His ambition is to become a choreographer so he will use the awarded grant on theatre visits as well as renting performance space in Winchester to stage his own productions. This is his second award from the Broadway Arts Festival Trust.
Rhys attended a creative writing workshop at the last Festival in June 2016 and found it very stimulating and helpful to his studies
Jennifer is studying Musical Theatre at Wolverhampton and is currently in her 2nd year and is involved in writing, composing, directing and choreographing an original musical. Her course gives her the opportunity to travel to New York for workshops on Broadway and to produce a show to a live audience whilst there. Jennifer will put her award towards the cost of this exciting opportunity. Jennifer also received a grant last year which helped fund her participation in street theatre in Amsterdam.
Annie is currently in her 3rd year studying for a BSc in Film Production with Applied Technology at Gloucestershire College. Her course involves the production of short films and documentaries and Annie will use her grant award towards editing software and film set equipment. This is Annie’s second award from the Broadway Arts Festival Trustees.
Chloe has been deemed a very worthy recipient of her 4th grant from the Broadway Arts Festival Trust. She is now in her 4th and final year of a BA Textiles Innovation and Design course at Loughborough University and is studying the design and production of fabrics. In 2016 she spent an unpaid year in industry with Next and is now completing her final portfolio of designs and weaves with a view to applying for jobs in the industry.
Chloe, who is currently preparing her final textile project and looking for experience in the museum and art gallery sector, says “ Thank you for choosing to sponsor me again for this year, it will make a valuable contribution to my Final Major Project. I am really grateful to the Trustees of the Festival for all of the support and opportunities they have given me over the past few years”.
Eleanor graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with First Class honours and is currently undertaking a 2-year Master’s Degree course there to become a classical soprano in order to move on to the 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 her improve her foreign language skills and meet her travel expenses.
All the successful candidates have expressed a desire to participate and help in the next Festival which will be from the 8th to the 17th June 2018.
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.