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Performance Festival Bursaries

Each year IATL offer Performance Festival Bursaries of up to £500 to support student performance projects taking place off campus at performance festivals like the National Student Drama Festival (NSDF) and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Undergraduate and postgraduate (PGT and PGR) students from all departments are welcome to apply.

Grants may be used for the following:
  • Transport;
  • Accommodation;
  • Publicity;
  • Costumes, props, sets, lighting;
Grants may not be used for:
  • Theatre tickets;
  • Payment for time spent on the project;

Application Deadlines:

  • Midnight on Wednesday, 14 March 2018
  • Midnight on Wednesday, 27 June 2018


Assessment Criteria

We will assess applications using the following criteria:

Timescale: Is a detailed description of activity provided?

Aim, Approaches and Activities: Are these clear and realistic? Are the planned activities detailed, including mention of other people involved?

Outcomes and Dissemination: How will the outcomes be shared with other students at Warwick?

Budget: Is a realistic and fully-costed budget provided? Is it clear which elements IATL funding will be used for and (if necessary) what other funding opportunities are already in place?

Festival confirmation: Have they attached written confirmation that their performance has been accepted to the festival in question?

Compatability with IATL's aims: To what degree does the project meet IATL's aims? Is it interdisciplinary, international, inclusive, innovative?

You are welcome to discuss any aspect of your application with the IATL team. Please contact us at: IATL at warwick dot ac dot uk


Click on the link below to apply:


Sam George, Festival Bursary

You are welcome to discuss any aspect of your application with the IATL team. Please contact us at: IATL at warwick dot ac dot uk

See also:

Other sources of funding at the University of Warwick 

Further information:

Selection Procedure

Each application recieved will be considered by an assessment panel made up of staff and students from across the university.


All IATL funding recipients will need to submit a final report on completion of their project. This should take the form of a written report (1000 words) and suitable documentation of the production (e.g. photographs, film) suitable for publication on the IATL website.


Once a project has been approved for funding a payment for 80% of the total amount will be raised. Remaining funds will be released on reciept of a satisfactory final report and a statement of expenditure (fully supported by reciept). We reserve the right to reclaim any funds which remain unspent by the end of the project.