Rosina Bonsu Bursary

with The Work Room & Project X

Arts Practice
Deadline: 22.10.2023
Published: 31.08.2023

In honour of Rosina Bonsu and her incredible influence on Scotland’s dance scene, Project X and The Work Room would like to support a choreographer/dance artist from the African/Caribbean diaspora with the Rosina Bonsu Bursary.

Rosina was an inspiring dance artist, choreographer and educator who generously nurtured and encouraged dance artists of all ages throughout her career. You can read a tribute to her written by the Work Room here.

The bursary will provide a choreographer/ dance artist at a critical stage of their career with paid time & financial support, enabling them to refresh and develop their practice and instigate their own creative project, in collaboration with Project X and The Work Room.




The details

—      An artist fee of £6000

—      A project budget of £1500 towards the costs of delivering your own creative project

—      A professional development budget of £500 to access additional training and development opportunities.


Alongside the financial support, you will have access to the teams from Project X and The Work Room, bringing their experience in producing to support in developing your project, and their networks and connections within dance and the performing arts.



—      We anticipate the bursary running from November 2023 - April 2024 and covering between 30 - 40 days of the artists’ time during this period.

—      Performance platform (if appropriate) : Friday 5th April (evening) and Saturday 6th April (matinee) with tech rehearsals 2nd-4th April



This Bursary is for dance artists* who identify as Black and/or have heritage from the African or Caribbean diaspora (including mixed heritage) and are based in Scotland.


* All dance styles are welcome.

*We welcome applications from artists working in all areas of dance including but not limited to, choreography, performance, community and teaching practice and may have come through a range of different training routes.


Deadline for Applications: Sunday 22nd October 2023 at 11.59pm


All applicants will hear from us by Friday 17th November


The funding for this Rosina Bonsu Bursary has come from a legacy donation from Dance House Glasgow and a gift from the Bonsu family in honour of Rosina.


Read blog from Catriona Roberston who was awarded a Rosina Bonsu Bursary in the last round round.