A TRUST has allowed young, talented people to follow their dreams.

Each year, Broadway Arts Festival Trust awards arts grants to local students starting or already in full time education in the arts. These grants apply to students studying Fine Art, Applied Arts, Music or the Performing Arts.

The grants are awarded in order to help students with expenses and travel relating to their chosen field of study. Priority is given to applicants who currently reside in the parish of Broadway or WR12 postcode, but applications are considered from neighbouring areas too.

This year, six grants were awarded to students on a wide range of courses including Music, Stage and Screen Performance, Art and Design, Musical Theatre, Film Production and Drama.

Hannah Marie Milum from Aston Somerville is studying Drama at DeMontfort University in Leicester.

Hannah said: “This grant will help me attend more theatre throughout the next three years and also help me purchase the texts that I need for university to help complete my course. This money will also help to fund me looking at short summer script writing courses.”

Thomas Antoniw from Lenchwick is now studying Film Production at Bournemouth.

Thomas commented: “It is an honour to receive this grant. I will be putting this towards my dream of classical/operatic singing both in the study of it and performance in recitals hopefully in and around the Cotswold’s.”

The arts grants have been made possible thanks to the success of the 2018 Broadway Arts Festival, drawing record numbers of visitors from across the country and abroad and receiving rave reviews. The festival also funded creative arts activities in Broadway schools.