01 Dec 2017


The Empire Theatres are now calling for applications for the highly prestigious Empire Theatres Brian Boak 2018 Outstanding Performer Bursary, with one exceptional Australian applicant set to receive up to $20,000.

This life-changing bursary will offer support to the next generation of elite artists as they develop and forge their careers in their chosen fields.

Empire Theatres Foundation Chair, Sheena Liley said the Brian Boak ‘Outstanding Performer’ Bursary was to assist young performers who have already shown outstanding skills and international potential in their field.

“The Empire Theatres Foundation offers the Bursary biennially to provide support to someone wishing to pursue studies or professional development in the areas of acting, dance, singing or instrumental performance,” she said.

“Past beneficiaries include the 2016 recipient, trumpet player and conductor Sam Nester, who has gone on to undertake a composition and performance project and 2014 recipient, saxophonist Angela Davis who was able to record her latest album thanks to the funding.”

The Brian Boak Outstanding Performer Bursary was made possible through the generosity of the late Brian Boak, an Empire Theatre enthusiast and strong supporter of the arts in Toowoomba.

Applications for the $20,000 Outstanding Performer Bursary are now open and will close on January 31, 2018. For more information and to apply see the Support Us page of the Empire Theatres website.

The Empire Theatres Foundation is proudly supported by Heritage Bank, Bernoth Properties, Dornbush Partners , Downlands College, Greenridge Group, Horizon Accounting Group, Taylor’s Removals, Think Office Technology and The Chronicle.