Rosina Bonsu Bursaries - For Early Career Choreographers and Dance Artists (18-24)

The Work Room & Barrowland Ballet

Arts Practice
Deadline: 16.02.2022
Published: 21.12.2021

The Work Room & Barrowland Ballet are seeking to support two choreographers or dance artists at an early stage of their career. This new initiative is part of Creative Scotland’s Youth Arts Bursaries programme, funded by the Scottish Government to help talented young people recognising the challenges being faced through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The bursaries will provide emerging choreographers and dance artists, aged 18 – 24 years with paid time and the wrap-around support from both organisations, to instigate and develop their own creative projects. The bursaries have been named in honour of Rosina Bonsu who died in 2020, to mark her incredible influence on dance in Scotland. Rosina was an inspired dance artist, choreographer and educator who generously nurtured young artists throughout her career. You can read our tribute to her here.

Each bursary will be for 6 months. The format will be flexible to accommodate other work or personal commitments, but could be delivered 2 days a week, or intensive blocks, or equivalent.  Given the particular expertise of Barrowland Ballet, it is anticipated that the artists projects (or one of the projects) will have a focus on work with children & young people, and/ or embedding a socially-engaged approach to participatory dance making, and/or dance for camera.

Please read full info pack here and complete Application Form along with online Equalities Monitoring Form

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 16 February 2022 

All applicants will hear from us by Monday 28 February, with those shortlisted invited to interview week of 7 March 2022. We plan on holding interviews in person in Glasgow and we will cover travel or other expenses involved in attending and participating in an interview.

We will be supporting two bursaries. Each bursary is worth £6000 and is based on 50 days over a 6 month period March – August 2022. There can be flexibility within this.

Please email your completed application form to


Image: Rosina Bonsu in residency in The Work Room, photo by Brian Hartley