Our 2023 bursaries are spread across two waves in line with the two registration periods.
The second wave of bursaries is now open and will close on Monday 23 January 2023. Bursary winners will be informed: on 30 January latest. Unsuccessful applicants will also be contacted by this date.
For the thirteenth year running, The Pebble Trust is supporting Brighton Fringe participants by offering three bursaries to young people wishing to put on an event. This could be in any category.
A panel of expert judges will pick three winners who will each receive:
Applications open: Wednesday 12 October 2022
Application deadline: Monday 9 January 2023
Panel Meetings: Saturday 21/ Sunday 22 January (please note that if your event is shortlisted, you will need to be available for one of these dates)
Winners announced: Monday 30 January 2023
Former Fringe staff member and all-around legend Robert Batson has generously offered a bursary for one Fringe event taking part in 2023. The winning event must be from Brighton & Hove.
The successful recipient will receive:
Criteria: Applicants must have a fixed address in Brighton & Hove.
Deadline for applications: Monday 23 January 2023.
Winner announced: Monday 30 January
Brighton Lions are generously supporting Brighton Fringe participants aged 60 and over by offering 5 bursaries of 5 free registrations. Bursaries will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and each applicant can only apply once. If you have already completed and paid for a registration, you can still apply, if you qualify for a bursary your registration fee will be refunded.
The Offer: Five winning events will have their Brighton Fringe 2023 registration fee paid for by Brighton Lions.
Criteria: Applicants must be residents of Brighton and Hove and be aged 60 and over. Applicants must have either already completed their Brighton Fringe 2023 registration or have started to complete it.
Deadline: 5pm Monday 23 January – if all bursaries are allocated before the deadline then we will close applications before this time. Winners will be notified by Monday 30 January at the latest.
Luke Rollason isn't dead but he'd like to give you some free money, again. (In loving memory of the 2022 bursary). This is a bursary for anyone creating alternative comedy (ie not traditional stand-up) whose background or identity is underrepresented in this genre. You could be an individual or a group, you could be a clown, drag artist, poet, musical comedian or something that totally defies description.
If you have any questions, or would like to speak to a member of the team about your application or access needs, then please do feel free to get in touch at [email protected]
Bird & Blend Tea Co. is an independent, award-winning tea company on a mission to spread happiness & reimagine tea! Pop the kettle on and apply for one of their wonderful bursaries.
Bird and Blend are delighted to announce applications are open for this year’s SustainabiliTEA 2023 Bursary. There will be two awarded from the applications.
The successful recipients of The Bird & Blend SustainabiliTEA Bursary will receive
As Bird & Blend have grown over the years, they are proud to always try to keep people & the planet at the forefront of their decision making process. But they acknowledge they aren’t perfect - sustainability isn’t easy, it’s an ever evolving process. This bursary is for any artist, organisation or person trying to include sustainability in their event in any of the following ways:
Brighton & Hove Pride are delighted to offer 5 bursaries to performers/producers in the LGBTQ+ community or allies creating work with an LGBTQ+ narrative for Brighton Fringe 2023.
Our mission is to support high-quality, innovative, inspirational and engaging work to entertain, inform, educate and thereby enrich the cultural life of the LGBTQ+ community and the residents of Brighton & Hove. The 5 successful applicants will each receive £250 towards registration fees and other costs as well as support in kind such as possible rehearsal space, and social media support etc.
Five winning events will receive £250 from Brighton & Hove Pride to be used towards their Brighton Fringe 2023 registration fee and event production costs.
This bursary is applicable for members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies creating work with an LGBTQ+ narrative. You must have a Brighton Fringe 2023 venue in place or be in conversation with a venue at the time of application.
The bursary from Ironclad Creative CIC exists to celebrate the memory of Brighton writer and creative Michael Graney who was passionate about writing, the arts and science-fiction.
Ironclad Creative CIC, who run The Ironclad Hub - a free to join online network for writers and theatre-makers - are delighted to offer a New Writing Bursary for Brighton Fringe 2022.
The bursary is open to any Brighton Fringe artist or company whose work is new writing (written within the last two years) and whose writer has a low income and is offered by Ironclad Creative CIC.
*Low income Eligibility:
Unmarried and no co-habiting with a partner with an annual (gross, pre-tax) income less than £25,000 and personal savings of less than £5,000
Married or co-habiting with a partner, with a total annual (gross, pre-tax) income less than £35,000 and personal savings of less than £5,000
You don’t quite fit into our criteria but are nonetheless very financially challenged (there will be space on the form to discuss your circumstances).
Every year, the staff at Brighton Fringe get to enjoy a free Brighton Fringe registration. Some members of the team have taken up the offer, but not everyone at Brighton Fringe is a born performer or producer. Some members of the team have chosen to give away their registration.
Social Impact Bursary, Relationship & Development Manager Holly Alexander
As part of my role, I love working with charities, individuals and organisations that have a social impact. Both within the local community, but also further afield. Therefore, I want my registration fee to go to an event that engages with the community. Whatever your event (all categories welcomed to apply), I would love to hear from you.
Betty Maguire's Dance Bursary, Development & Operations Assistant Assistant Betty Maguire
Betty will be awarding her registration fee to a Brighton Fringe event that has dance at the core of its work. Being a Contemporary Dance Artist herself, Betty is passionate about bringing more dance to the Brighton Fringe 2023 programme and welcomes applications from both independent dance artists and dance companies. The awarding work may be multidisciplinary, however dance must be a significant aspect of the work. The bursary is open to applicants from all stages of their career, from emerging to established.