15 Jul 2019


Applications for the Empire Theatres Youth Bursary Program will be accepted until Friday August 16, after the original application period was extended by one week.

The Empire Theatres Foundation are currently inviting young people between the ages of 12 and 25 to apply for bursaries to attend professional development short courses at leading Australian performing arts institutions.

The bursaries aim to assist the region’s young creative talents who demonstrate current involvement and achievement in a performing arts discipline.

Last year, the Empire Theatres Youth Bursary program awarded around $20,000 in bursaries to some of the region’s most talented young artists, hailing from areas including Toowoomba, Cabarlah, Ravensbourne, Highfields and Meringandan as well as Dalby, Kingaroy, Gatton and Warwick.

Last year’s recipients attended short courses at Queensland Theatre, Expressions Dance Company, Sydney Dance Company, Brent Street Performing Arts, National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), Sound Thinking and Empire Youth Arts.

Each year the Youth Bursary scheme offers funding for courses in a wide range of disciplines including dance, acting, instrumental music, singing, music theatre, film and television.

Since 2010, close to 400 Bursaries have been awarded.

The Empire Theatres Youth Bursaries are now open to any Australian citizen between the ages of 12 and 25 and applications close Friday 16 August, 4pm.  

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

For more information or to download an application form visit www.empiretheatre.com.au or call 4698 9938.