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MGCfutures announces new bursaries for programme's fourth year

The programme has also announced new partnerships with venues and organisations

Michael Grandage
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Bursary programme MGCfutures has opened applications for its fourth year.

The scheme, set up by director Michael Grandage in 2016, aims to help aspiring theatremakers who need to make the next step in their career development. Applicants can request bursaries from £500 to £5000, to support endeavours across the theatre industry. Previous winners have included designers, writers, composers, directors, producers and more.

This year MGCfutures will be offering new schemes and partnerships alongside a number of venues and companies. There will be two more assistant director bursaries set up alongside west London's Gate Theatre, as well as a new partnership with English Touring Theatre for an assistant production manager on its co-production with Sheffield Theatres of Reasons to Stay Alive.

In memory of award-winning costume supervisor Stephanie Arditti, there will be a new bursary created for those working in costume. Furthermore, MGCfutures will be collaborating with Deafinitely Theatre on HUB, the company's first ever deaf accessible theatre training scheme which was launched in September.

Applications must be submitted via the MGCfutures website at www.mgcfutures.com before 12 noon on 31 May 2019.