We are offering two bursaries for female physical theatre artists as part of our 2021 festival, to platform and highlight women. The bursary includes a £1500 grant, a performance opportunity as part of the festival, and mentoring if required from Artistic Director, Elinor Randle & festival Producer, Claire Bigley.


This opportunity is for female (or those who identify as female) artists at any stage of their career from the North of England (Northwest/Yorkshire/NorthEast). It can be to develop an existing performance, or to try out a new idea for either, outdoor, digital or intimate performance. The piece will be performed at our 2021 festival, dates TBC between 25th June- 2nd July.


Download application form BURSARY APPLICATION 2021


The deadline to apply is Wednesday 28th April, 5pm.

Our 2019 Bursary Award Winner’s were Meraki Collective and Rowena Gander


The female bursary award was such an incredible empowering opportunity for us. More than financial, we had amazing support all round and developed connections that last today. Female led supporting female led.” Emmy Lahouel- Meraki Collective


“From the initial meeting, I drew ideas from conversation with Eli and Claire and then I took them into the studio with me. These types of discussions are vital, particularly in solo practice, where on might become too “lost” in their own thinking. The feedback pushed me in new directions both creatively and physically”  Rowena Gander