Rosemary (Rosy) James died in 2010, having bequeathed over £500,000 to establish an annual bursary in her name to help artists, designers and makers to pursue their careers by developing a new body of work.

‘The Rosy James Bursary’ will be administered by the Arts Council on behalf of the Rosy James Memorial Trust. The value of the annual award is up to £15,000.

This unique award is directed at makers steeped in practice using materials singly or in combination. Such materials might include fired clay or glass; fine or base metals; textiles using any kinds of applications; wood; plastics; paper or other materials not included in this list, where the emphasis is based upon the transformation of materials through the use of sustained practice towards a series of critical outcomes.

It aims to assist makers to investigate and develop a body of work which would otherwise be unaffordable.

The period of the award will culminate in an exhibition of work on public display in Northern Ireland.

Fun, free weekends of intensive dance workshops designed for young dancers aged 13-21 interested in developing their technical and creative skills and connecting to experienced practitioners working with National Dance Company Wales.

Take part in a range of classes and choreographic workshops and meet other young dancers in Wales.

We welcome dancers from a wide range of backgrounds and want you to bring yourselves to the room, whatever your experience the workshops will be an open, fun and welcoming.

Saturday 25 May 10am-4pm
Pontio, Bangor, Deiniol Road, LL57 2TQ

Friday 31 May-Sunday 2 June 10am-4pm
Ffwrnes Theatre, Llanelli, Park St, Llanelli, SA15 3YE
Come for one, two, or three days.

The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain are offering one early career director the opportunity to train alongside the 2024 NYT REP Company.

The successful applicant will support the work of the NYT REP Company, assistant direct the REP Company's productions, direct a R&D, receive a Bursary and receive mentoring from a leading industry professional.

Deadline for applications: 10am, 25 April 2024

For the first time, The Stage Scholarships is teaming up with the Bridge Theatre Training Company. This London-based organisation is offering two half-scholarships on either its two-year professional acting course or one-year postgraduate/experience acting course. This fantastic offer will provide comprehensive career guidance, with plenty of opportunities to present work to the industry through a season of productions and showcases. The total value of this scholarship opportunity is £8,550.

Course: Two-year professional acting or one-year postgraduate/experience acting course
Educational level: 18+ for the two-year course and 21+ for the postgraduate
Number of scholarships offered: Two half-scholarships on either course
Value of scholarship: £8,550 (2 x £4,275)
What costs are covered? Fees only
Where is the school? Cecil Sharp House,
2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY
Likely audition date: August 2024
How do I apply? Apply via website. Scholarship applications are submitted upon successful audition and acceptance of place on the course

Multi-award winning theatre companies Good Chance and Gecko are creating a groundbreaking performance with over 200 young people in public spaces in the UK and Europe, all about children’s right to safety, whoever they are, wherever they are from. And we’re looking for young people just like you! No performance experience needed.

We’re looking for young people aged 11-22 based in Essex to join our performance group - no performance experience needed! Our story will be told through drama, dance, music and expressive performance. You’ll take part in a series of fun, playful and creative rehearsals to learn and develop new skills, and prepare to perform in an exciting outdoor production alongside professional performers from Gecko. You will also take part in activities to become a local ambassador and changemaker in your community.

Interested? Join us at a FREE recruitment workshop - a chance to get a taste of how we tell stories, meet our professional performers, and learn more about the project. Remaining dates for open recruitment workshops in Essex are:

The rehearsals through the summer will take place in Colchester. Performances will in Harwich by the Quay.

The project is open to young people based between Colchester and Tendring as well as the surrounding areas. If you need support with travel costs, tell us in the sign up form.

We have some funding available to cover travel costs for a small number of participants.

Are you someone who has a desire to pursue a career as a set and costume designer and is of a background underrepresented at the Donmar and in the wider theatre industry? We define this as artists who experience barriers to work and training due to ethnicity, gender and/ or low socio-economic background and due to being D/deaf, disabled and/ or neurodiverse. The Assistant Lighting Designer will assist the Lighting Designer to realise the lighting design for our production of the SKELETON CREW. The role is an opportunity to contribute to, and gain insight into, a professional production process and develop your skills and artistic voice.

CATALYST seeks to address barriers in the theatre industry which prevent people of the global majority, trans and non-binary people and people who are D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse and from low socio-economic backgrounds from becoming part of the Donmar’s workforce.

Terms: Fixed term (up to 25 days from 27 May-4 July 2024)   

Salary: £129 per day

Application deadline: 10am on Friday 3 May

Interview date: Morning of Tuesday 21 May

Please apply through our application portal Breathe, where you can download and submit your application forms.

We’re a charity awarding £1,000 grants to people of colour based in the UK who want to bring a new creative project to life. We support creativity in all its forms including: poetry, paintings, fashion, zines, music, food, flowers, photographs, workshops, events or something else completely.


Applications are now open until 7th May, 6pm!

Amici Dance Theatre Company is a unique dance theatre company integrating disabled and non-disabled artists and performers.

Founded by Wolfgang Stange in 1980, its productions and workshops have had a major impact worldwide, challenging conventional attitudes about disability and the arts. AMICI runs regular classes (once a week during term time) for its 40+ members at the Lyric where they are a resident community arts company. Biannually they produce a full company show performed in the Lyric’s Main House.

Wednesdays 7 - 9pm

Dates: 24 April - 3 July

Young Amici is a chance to meet new people, express yourself in a safe environment, experience dance through Amici’s unique improvisation techniques and discover the magic of Amici.

We want to inspire the next generation of dancers and share inclusive practice through performance and workshops. Our weekly classes are for disabled and non-disabled young people (11-25 years old) who are interested in dance and theatre. The classes are FREE, fun, fully inclusive and suitable for all levels of experience and can lead to opportunities in performance and leadership training.

Wednesdays 4.30 - 6pm

Dates 24 April - 3 July

Are you someone who has a desire to pursue a career as a set and costume designer and is of a background underrepresented at the Donmar and in the wider theatre industry? We define this as artists who experience barriers to work and training due to ethnicity, gender and/ or low socio-economic background and due to being D/deaf, disabled and/ or neurodiverse. The Assistant Sound Designer will assist the Production and Sound Designer to realise the sound design for our production of the SKELETON CREW. The role is an opportunity to contribute to, and gain insight into, a professional production process and develop your skills and artistic voice.

CATALYST seeks to address barriers in the theatre industry which prevent people of the global majority, trans and non-binary people and people who are D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse and from low socio-economic backgrounds from becoming part of the Donmar’s workforce.

Terms: Fixed term (up to 25 days from 27 May-4 July 2024)   

Salary: £129 per day

Application deadline: 10am on Friday 3 May

Interview date: Tuesday 14 May

Please apply through our application portal Breathe, where you can download and submit your application forms.

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