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Applications for the Spring 2024 round have now closed. The Autumn round will open in August 2024.
Step One: Producers will be awarded up to £20,000 to support themselves and the development of new projects. For example; if you need financial support to commission artists to create work we can support this, we can also support you financially i.e. rent, bills, accountants or legal fees.
Step Two: You will work with the Stage One Team to find an experienced professional to mentor you during the time you are receiving support from Stage One. The mentor will be available for consultation and advice, they will also sign off on your monthly report and invoices to Stage One. Further training through Stage One is also provided free of charge on specific topics relevant to your practice.
For more information on the Bursary, you can view our guidelines here
*An Easy Read version of our guidelines is available here
*A screen-reader compatible version and large print version of our guidelines is available here.
*An audio version of the guidance will be available soon.
Top Ups are subsequent awards which follow your first bursary award. If you have not received the full £20,000 for your initial bursary, you will be eligible to apply for a Top Up at a later date. You can apply for a Top Up as many times as you like. The total amount you can be awarded is capped at £20,000*.
*Note: If you received a bursary or top up before Autumn 2023, you may only apply for up to £15,000 for your bursary or top up.
Johnny applies for and receives £8,000 for his initial bursary. In subsequent bursary rounds, he is then therefore elibigle to apply for up to £12,000. He applies for and receives a £7,000 Top Up. He then applies again for a £5,000 Top Up. The total money he has received from Stage One has now hit £20,000, so he cannot apply for a Top Up again.
Applying for a Top Up
The application process is similar to the main award: we will ask you to tell us what you will use the money for and how it will positively impact your commercial producing career.
Top Up applications open and close on the same dates as the main bursary award. The Stage One team will review all top up applications after the main bursary awards are confirmed, so it may take a little longer for you to receive the outcome.
Bursary Recipient Spring 2022
Stage One and Perfect Pitch are delighted to be continuing their partnership working together to award outstanding emerging producers an increased level of financial support for both the producer and the project to allow meaningful development of new British musicals to take place.
Producers whose application is successful for the initial Stage One Bursary award and whose projects align with the aims of Perfect Pitch will be invited to apply for additional financial support of up to a further £20,000 which will also include: