MGCfutures Bursary 2023: Open NOW

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MGC Futures

  • Job Title: MGCfutures Bursary 2023: Open NOW
  • Salary: Under £10K
  • Hours:
    Full time
  • Artform: Theatre
  • Role: Creative
  • Contract: Temporary
  • Closing date: Thu, 31 Aug 2023

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Job Summary

The seventh MGCfutures Bursary Programme is now open for applications. MGCfutures is a charity, formed in 2013.

Job Description

The bursaries programme was launched in 2016 for arts practitioners who show a commitment to their chosen career and look to progress to the next stage of their development. Applicants throughout the UK can apply for bursaries of up to £5,000, to support careers within the theatre industry. MGCfutures remains committed to expanding the reach of the bursaries across all the professions that play a vital role in making live performance happen.

In addition, MGCfutures will offer the following bursaries:

The Other Room in Cardiff to create a 12-month placement as the venue’s first in-house Technical and Production Manager

Stephanie Arditti Bursary to support those who wish to pursue a career in any aspects of costuming in theatre

To apply for a bursary, tell us in no more than 500 words what you’d like to do. It’s important that you demonstrate how the idea or project will have a significant impact on your professional development and subsequent career. Please include a budget with your application, telling us how much your idea/project will cost. The maximum amount you can apply for is £5,000. Before starting your application, please ensure you meet the criteria below. If you are unable to submit your application via the online form, you can mailto:[email protected] – talk to us about submitting it on video.

Job Requirements

Before starting your application, please ensure you meet the following criteria:

  • You are not a student or college leaver
  • You have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working professionally within the theatre industry
  • You are not applying for production costs
  • Your application is not based upon a classic text
  • You have not previously received a bursary from us

We recognise the value of diversity and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from people who are currently underrepresented within the theatre industry, including those who identify as belonging to the global majority. We also welcome applications from those who identify as disabled or neurodiverse.

Please note: We only support people working within the theatre – TV and film-related projects will not be considered. Similarly, the bursaries are not eligible to support commercial investments in productions.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the MGCfutures website before 12pm on the 31st August.

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