Brighton Fringe Bursaries

Brighton Fringe x Bird & Blend

What is Brighton Fringe?

Brighton Fringe sets out to stimulate, educate and entertain all year round through a diverse range of events, performances and workshops.

During May, Brighton Fringe welcomes international performers and audiences as it showcases the creative heart and soul of the city and its unique cultural heritage. This vast celebration of the weird, wild and wonderful has grown out of, and is inspired by, home-grown talent. More than 30% of events are put on by artistic companies based in Brighton & Hove.

They are committed to helping the arts flourish. Brighton Fringe is completely open-access, which means anyone can register and put on a Brighton Fringe event as no selection criteria is imposed on participants. This enables both new and established performers to take risks and entertain audiences. They also help artists develop professionally through a range of year-round workshops, mentoring and bursary programmes.

They also work closely with festivals worldwide and international networks such as the World Festival Network and World Fringe Alliance to further support performers in touring, fundraising and developing.

Bird & Blend Bursaries

Brighton Fringe Performance

SustainabiliTEA Bursary

Bird & Blend are delighted to announce applications are open for this year’s SustainabiliTEA 2023 Bursary. There will be two awarded from the applications.

Criteria:

As Bird & Blend have grown over the years, we are proud to always try to keep people & the planet at the forefront of our decision making process. But we acknowledge we 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: 

  • Connects with Sustainability within their act
  • Educates an audience surrounding sustainability topics
  • Considers sustainability within their event operations (e.g. travel, production etc)  

The Bursary includes:

  • Brighton Fringe entry fee
  • The opportunity to showcase your talent at with a slot at Brighton Fringe
  • Marketing support on the Bird & Blend social media
  • Rehearsal space at one of the Bird & Blend stores 

To apply please complete this form found here.

Deadlines:

  • Applications Open: 28 November

  • Applications Close:  23 January

  • Winners Annouced: 30 January

 Brighton Fringe Bursary

CommuniTEA Bursary

CommuniTEA is a huge part of what we do here at Bird & Blend, from supporting local and nation wide ChariTEAs to uplifting and supporting the world around us whenever we can. We have partnered with Brighton Fringe to give people who otherwise wouldn't have a chance, the ability to have a performance at the festival!

Criteria:

The award is 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

The Bursary includes:

  • Brighton Fringe Registration fee 
  • Marketing support on the Bird & Blend social media accounts
  • Rehearsal space at one of the Bird & Blend stores 

Deadlines:

  • Applications Open: 12 October
  • Applications Close: 11 November
  • Winners Announced: 18 November

CommuniTEA Bursary applications are now CLOSED.

If you have any questions at all please email info@birdandblendtea.com, and good luck with your applications!

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