Here at ArtsEd we love being a part of the Chiswick community and have greatly missed welcoming our many local supporters in to see our fabulous students on stage. Seeing them in action brings home the extraordinary amount of hard work and determination that they put into their three years of tough performance training. Less obvious are the financial struggles that many of them must overcome in order to see that training through to graduation.
We want to lighten the load for our students this year so, for the first time ever, we are running an appeal for the ArtsEd Bursary Fund. The ArtsEd Bursary Fund provides support to young people who have the talent and commitment needed to study at ArtsEd but who don’t have the financial backing to make it happen.
As you can imagine, the number of young people needing financial help increased sharply this year. We did our best to rise to the demand and were able to award bursaries to 41 students, ranging from £1,500 to full scholarships. Many of them will be entering the 2nd or 3rd year of their studies in September and their financial struggles will not have disappeared, particularly with many losing part-time work during lockdown.
And this is where you come in! If you feel able to do so, we hope you might consider supporting our wonderful students through our Bursary Appeal, before coming to join us in the autumn for a fantastic evening (or two!) of live theatre. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again!
Thank you from everyone here!
Sue & Victoria
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