We’re pleased to announce a series of bursaries available with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru over the autumn. Below are the details of the latest bursary, and we will announce the next bursary soon.

Idea Development Bursary

For disabled artists and/or Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic artists

 The closing date for this bursary has now passed, please keep an eye on this page for further opportunities in the future.

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is offering 5 bursaries of £1,000 for disabled artists and/or Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic artists. This bursary will offer opportunities for 5 under-represented artists to begin developing an idea for a new play or theatre production with us.

Following the recent crisis, we are entering a period of rebuilding in the arts – and this gives us the opportunity to challenge the old system. We are keen to invite new voices to the company and to better reflect the diverse communities of Wales in our work. To achieve this, we will invest in artists who are under-represented in the arts and work with them to develop their ideas. The Idea Development Bursaries are a first step in this work.

This is an opportunity for the artist to spend time developing an idea with support from the Theatr Gen team. This development work can take different forms – e.g. time to write or create, discussing your idea with other artists or a short workshop. The aim of the Idea Development Bursary is to give you the time to work on your budding idea and to research it.

We welcome applications from any Welsh-speaking artist – fluent or otherwise – who identify with one or more of the following groups: disabled people and people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds.


Step 1: Expressing an Interest

The closing date for expressions of interest has now passed. A panel will consider the expressions and draw up a shortlist; panel members are yet to be confirmed. Those who are shortlisted will hear from us by the end of October with an invitation to submit a full application.

Step 2: Full Application (only those shortlisted)

We will provide shortlisted applicants with an application form, as well as details of how to submit a video application. We will provide all shortlisted applicants with a fee of £50 to complete this more detailed application.
Closing Date: 16 November 2020, 5pm

The panel will consider all applications and give the successful 5 a bursary offer by the end of November 2020.

The idea development work can take place at any time from the beginning of December 2020 to the end of March 2021.

If you have any questions about this scheme or the application process, please contact Sarah Bickerton: sarah.bickerton@theatr.com.

The Frequently Asked Questions document below contains more information about the bursary. We encourage all applicants to take a look before sending their expression of interest.

Download our Frequently Asked Questions here.


 Large Print Documents:

Idea Development Bursary: Download the Callout here.

Download our Frequently Asked Questions here.