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MGCfutures Bursaries 2018


The third round of MGCfutures' Bursary Programme has now CLOSED.

We are interested in how we can help you develop your career in the industry. In the past, bursaries have been used for all sorts of projects, for example:

Read about how MGCfutures has supported our year one and two recipients here or watch the video below.

Bursaries are from £500 up to £5,000.  To apply please complete and submit the form here.

To be successful, you need to be working in the industry and be able to demonstrate commitment and passion to your chosen career.  Please submit your application before 12 noon on Monday 6 August 2018.  Applications will be processed through August and September.

Please note, bursaries are not available to support training or as commercial investments in productions. Please contact us if you have any access requirements.


Gate Theatre Design Assistant Bursary

Additionally, we have partnered with the Gate Theatre to offer a £2,500 bursary for a BAME designer to work as design assistant on a show in the Gate’s new season. As well as working full time on a show at the Gate, the bursary recipient will receive mentoring and support from the Gate’s Associate Director, Anthony Simpson-Pike and their Associate Artist Rosie Elnile. The bursary recipient will also receive support through a career clinic workshop and help in making connections with other designers whose work they admire. Finally, the design assistant will become a Gate Theatre Alumni Artist after the project, with access to all of the ensuing support that brings, as well as further mentorship from MGCfutures. If you would like to be considered for this Bursary please indicate this clearly on the application form.

When attaching a budget to your application, all you need to do is submit a document that states your bursary is for the Gate Theatre Design Assistant for £2,500 which covers your fee to work on a production at the Gate.You do not need to breakdown how this money will be spent.


The Stephanie Arditti Bursary - to support the next generation of costumiers

This year a new bursary has been created in the memory of  award-winning costume supervisor Stephanie Arditti who sadly died earlier this year. Stephanie worked extensively with the National Theatre, the RSC and in the West End with MGC. She was passionate about her work and was keen to support and mentor the next generation of costumiers. The award, gifted by Christopher Oram, is intended to support anyone working in any aspect of theatrical costuming but it is specifically aimed at those wishing to develop a career as a costume supervisor.


MGCfutures Bursary from N9 Design on Vimeo.