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Music Bursary Award

Talented Young Musicians from the Borough Each Year Council will award two bursaries of £1,000 each, to talented young musicians who live within the Borough.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To be eligible to apply applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Under 21 years of age on 1 January 2019 Live at a permanent address within the Borough
  • Never have previously received a bursary from Council for any reason
  • Play a musical instrument or sing to a high standard

Assessment Criteria:

Applicants to the Talented Young Musicians from the Borough Bursary will be assessed, scored and ranked against the following criteria.

Assessment Process:

The eligibility of applicants and scores against the criteria 2-4 will be assessed by Council officers.

The six highest scoring applicants will be invited to perform for a maximum of 3 minutes to the final assessment panel.

The final assessment panel will be made up as follows:

  • Chair: Mrs Joan Christie (or a nominee)
  • Council’s Head of Arts and Culture
  • Council’s Arts Service Manager
  • Chair of the Community Planning Committee (or a nominee)


Each application and performance will be scored against the above criteria and the two highest scoring applicants will each be awarded a £1,000 bursary.

Closes 31st July 2019

Sharing the Benefits of the Bursary:


In return for the investment it is anticipated that the recipients should undertake the following over the course of the 12 month period:

  • Find volunteering opportunities to share their musical skills for the benefit of others. This could include such things as:
    • Teaching music on a voluntary basis
    • Giving musical performances to those experiencing need
  • Provide a short written report to Council on how they have used the bursary, how it has benefited their development and been used it to the benefit of others; and
  • Be available to attend at least one Council event to perform and/or present on how the bursary has been a benefit.

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