Opportunity: Youth arts bursaries with Horsecross Arts

Youth arts bursaries funding: Costume, Learning and Engagement and Scenic Artist (Theatre Design).

Are you enthusiastic about the arts and theatre? Do you want to expand your skills and learn new things? Then we want to hear from you!

With support from the Scottish Government’s Youth Arts Fund: Bursary Programme, through Creative Scotland, we’re delighted to announce that we have three paid bursary placements available: Costume, Learning and Engagement, and Scenic Artist (Theatre Design).

They are open to:

  • young people living in Scotland aged between 18 and 24 (or over 24 if disabled and/or care experienced).

We particularly welcome applicants from low socio-economic backgrounds and rural locations, as well as applicants who are disabled, care-experienced, young parents, Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic, and LGBTQI+.

The bursary placements will each run for 24 weeks between April 2022 and February 2023, with the exact timeframe to be agreed in consultation with successful applicants.

We will be holding a webinar on Monday 14th February, 1-2pm to help you find out a little bit more about the project, the kind of people we’re looking for, and to give you some great insight on how to frame your application. You can sign up for this by emailing engagement@horsecross.co.uk. A recording will be available afterwards for anyone who can’t attend.

In the meantime check out our application pack for more information on each bursary: https://www.horsecross.co.uk/media/5873/hx-youth-arts-bursaries-application-pack.pdf

Your application can take the form of a written document or an audio or video presentation, whatever you feel is the best way to showcase your skills.

We’d like you to tell us what you’re good at and why you’re interested in this opportunity. What craft and talents do you have and what knowledge and skills do you hope to develop? Tell us about any relevant experience you have: education, volunteering, amateur, professional or simply life experience.

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 21st February and applications can be submitted by email to recruitment@horsecross.co.uk.

(Top image: Perth Concert Hall. Image credit Eamonn McGoldrick [supplied])

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