Charlotte Horton - Potatohead

Each year, Brighton Fringe offers a series of bursaries in collaboration with various local, national and international organisations. Bursaries ensure that those who may not normally take part in Brighton Fringe can do so.

Bursaries cover the cost of event registration alongside a variety of other support in the form of monetary support, mentoring support or marketing support.

Each bursary will have a different set of criteria you are required to meet to apply, set by the bursary provider. Most bursaries require you to fill out a short application form explaining your eligibility for the bursary. If you require support to fill out the form, please contact our Artist & Venue Services Team at [email protected].

Bursaries will be offered in two waves:

  • The first wave will run from registration opening on Wednesday 11 October 2023 until Monday 20 November 2023. You will be notified of the outcome by Friday 1 December 2023.
  • The second wave will run from 11 December 2023 until Thursday 1 February. You will be notified of the outcome by Friday 9 February 2024.

If you are awarded a bursary after you have paid your registration fee, you will be refunded in full.

The bursaries available for Brighton Fringe 2024 will be listed on this page soon. Previous partners have included Brighton & Hove Pride, Bird & Blend Tea Co., The Pebble Trust and The Brighton Lions.

See below for some of the upcoming Brighton Fringe 2024 wave one bursaries.

upcoming brighton fringe 2024 wave one bursaries

Brighton Youth Centre B.fest Bursary

  • Eligibility: Open to events that are part of B.fest 2023.
  • Offer: Brighton Fringe 2024 free registration, one hour mentoring support to help with finding a venue and registering your event

South East Dance Bursary

  • Eligibility: This bursary is open to any Brighton Fringe show that includes movement/dance/choreography. You do not need to be a dance artist/company to apply! The shows lead art form might be cabaret, circus, burlesque, physical theatre etc.
  • Offer: Brighton Fringe 2024 free registration, an artist advisory session with a producer at South East Dance, in-kind marketing and social media support for your show

The Bird & Blend CommuniTEA Bursary

  • Eligibility: Open to any artist, company or organisation whose Brighton Fringe show encompasses one of the following points: Engages with a local community; is organised by/or benefits a community group/organisation; the event connects with a community theme/topic
  • Offer: Brighton Fringe 2024 free registration, marketing support on the Bird & Blend social media accounts, rehearsal space at one of the Bird & Blend stores

Brighton Fringe Staff Bursaries

Children & Young People Bursary, Head of Operations & Development Amy Keogh

    • Eligibility: Must be a Children & Young people / family friendly event.
    • Offer: Brighton Fringe 2024 free registration

Low Income Bursary, Artist, Venues & Marketing Manager Rhiannon Lingwood

    • Eligibility: two or more people involved in your event (or yourself if a one-person show e.g. stand up) must be considered low income. Unison defines low income as anything under an annual household income of £25,500.
    • Offer: Brighton Fringe 2024 free registration, one hour marketing and/or general Brighton Fringe mentoring

LGBTQ+ Bursary, Finance & Office Administrator Hannah Turk

    • Eligibility: Someone involved in your event/show must identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.
    • Offer: Brighton Fringe 2024 free registration, one hour production mentoring

Brighton Fringe Venue Bursaries

  • Eligibility: be registered as a Brighton Fringe 2024 venue
  • Offer: 3 sides of lamppost boards, 1x SOLUS email, 1x Social Media Post (Instagram/FaceBook), 1 hour programming or marketing mentoring


More bursaries for wave one TBC before applications open on 11 October 2023.


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