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CYG Bursary 2017

Posted: Saturday 01 March, 2014

The “Come You Giants”- CYG - bursary was set up in 2012 to award up to £1,000 per year to current or past Next Stage Youth members to fund theatre-related training. Successful applicants who receive funding are known as CYGnets. Applicants need to have been current or past Next Stage Youth members for 2 consecutive years and be 21 or under on May 1st 2017.

Applications for the 2017 CYG bursary will be open from May 1st, and the awards will be decided by mid-June. All applicants can expect to receive a letter by the end of June notifying them of the panel’s decision.

Application should be made by letter for any amount from £100 to £1,000 for purposes including:

- Training
- Coaching
- Education
- Help with Next Stage Youth Fees
- National Youth Theatre Course fees
- One-off theatre workshops
- Summer Schools

The letter, addressed to Next Stage, should give details as follows:

- Name, date of birth, address, phone and email contacts
- Amount requested
- Proposed use of CYG funding including all relevant details of courses/training etc
- Reasons for application

Applicants are likely to be supported if they are currently in financial need and/or have a proven desire to pursue a career in theatre.

Letters should be sent to: Next Stage, The Mission Theatre, 32 Corn Street, Bath BA1 1UF no later than Wednesday 31 May 2017.

In 2016 the Come You Giants bursary was awarded to: Ben Armstrong to help with his tuition fees for his foundation course at the Birmingham School of Acting, Abi Harvey to help fund her LAMDA tuition fees and Kris Rose to assist in his participation of two summer schools at RADA and Bath-based Advanced Studies in England theatre summer school.

In 2015 the Come You Giants bursary was awarded to: Jenny McGlynn to assist with her tour to the Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival in Saskatoon, Canada with ITV West Television Workshop, Abi Harvey to help fund her LAMDA tutor fees and Issy Jacob to subsidise her Next Stage Youth term fees.

In 2014 the Come You Giants bursary was awarded to Matt Bromwich to support his first year of study at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts.

In 2013 the Come You Giants bursary was awarded to Anna-Fleur Rawlinson to help continue her education and training at Manchester University. Anna-Fleur has been a member of Next Stage Youth and Next Stage Theatre Company since she was 10, taking lead roles in productions including Kindertransport, His Dark Materials, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and The Recruiting Officer.

In 2012 there were 6 successful applicants and the grant was divided between them:

Flo Fields
Flo received a grant from CYG towards the fees for her final year of study at The Arts Educational School London. In October 2011 she was selected by the BBC as one of 12 soloists for a live broadcast of Friday Night Is Music Night, hosted by Michael Ball on Radio 2. Flo was also selected as the student to go forward to represent The Arts Educational Schools London at the Spotlight Prize, which took place in July 2012.
“This year is going to be really intense and really exciting. Thank you so much for your help in keeping me here, your support is invaluable.”

Poppy Harrison
Poppy received a grant from CYG towards a LAMDA Summer School training course. Poppy excelled on the course and then returned to Bath where she cascaded her knowledge and dramatic skills into Next Stage Youth by becoming an assistant tutor 2012, as well as stepping into a role in Noughts and Crosses at the last minute.
“My time at the school enhanced all the skills I have gained throughout my time with Next Stage”

Ollie Gardner
Ollie received a grant from CYG towards a place he had won in 2012 on the National Youth Theatre course. He continued to work with Next Stage Youth throughout the year and delivered a mature and compelling performance on March 14th in an Under 21 Group Acting entry for the Mid-Somerset Speech and Drama Festival, with his group winning the class.
“The bursary from Next Stage 'Come You Giants' really helped me”

Amy Baldwin, Flora Stone, Eliza Perry
Amy, Flora and Eliza all received grants to subsidise their places on the 2012 Next Stage STARS Summer School.

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