Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is offering 5 Artist and Community Bursaries, as the second in a series of new bursaries offered by the company.

The brief? To work creatively with a specific community – be that a geographical, professional, online or shared identity community – and give people in that community the opportunity to experience the transformative impact of creativity on their lives. This community work can take different forms; you could have conversations with community members about theatre and the arts, share skills with the community or begin to research a creative idea with a community.

The arts have suffered during the recent crisis. But as we try to rebuild, we have an opportunity to challenge the old ways of creating theatrical work and take a fresh look at our processes and ways of working.

We want to put artists and communities at the heart of our work and produce arts events that are created in collaboration with the audience. To do that, it is important that we invest in artists and freelance theatre workers, offering them employment during these difficult times and – alongside that – offering them time to develop roots in their communities. That is the aim of our Artist and Community Bursaries.


We are offering a bursary of £1,000 each to five artists. You can apply for an Artist and Community Bursary if you:

  • Are keen to do creative work with a specific community in Wales. That community can be a geographical, professional or online community, or a community that shares specific identity characteristics.
  • Have experience of – or ambition to – create theatre work
  • Can carry out the work through the medium of Welsh

We as a company will be able to support you along the way with advice, equipment, contacts or the time and expertise of our staff


Step 1: Expressing an Interest

To express an interest, send a 150-word summary describing your project (in Welsh or in English), together with its title to You can also submit a video application of up to 2 minutes to or via WhatsApp to 07903 842617. You will also need to submit the Equality Monitoring form.

Closing Date: 30 November 2020, 5pm

A panel will read the expressions and draw up a shortlist; panel members are yet to be confirmed. Those who are shortlisted will hear from us by the middle of December with an invitation to submit a full application.

Step 2: Full Application (only those shortlisted)

We will provide shortlisted applicants with an application form, as well as details of how to submit a video application. We will provide all shortlisted applicants with a fee of £50 to complete this more detailed application.

Closing Date: 4 January 2021, 5pm

The panel will consider all applications and give the successful 5 a bursary offer by the middle of January 2021.

The project can take place at any time from the end of January 2021 to May 2021.

If you have any questions about this scheme or the application process, please contact Sarah Bickerton:

Closing date: 30/11/2020