Talent Grants

    The countdown to the next round of Pebble Trust Talent Grants has begun. Talent Grants are given out twice a year in January and June. The next deadline is Friday 10th June, 2016.

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  • If you would like to apply, please go to the Talent Grants page and see what you need to do. You need to get your application in before the countdown gets to zero!

The Pebble Trust is delighted to be supporting Brighton Fringe for the seventh year running. We are again offering three awards to local young people who wish to put on an event in May 2017.   This could be in any category including theatre, literature, visual arts, comedy, dance, cabaret, film and music. The awards are intended for artists at the beginning of their careers.  Applicants must be aged 25 or younger, live in Brighton and Hove and be bringing an event to Brighton Fringe for the first time.

A panel of expert judges will pick the winners who will each receive:

Brighton Fringe registration fees paid by The Pebble Trust. Once registered, the winners will be part of the biggest arts festival in England and will be able to access all the benefits offered by Brighton Fringe Participant Services

£300 towards production costs.  The money could be used for venue or equipment hire, marketing, props, tech support etc. 

Up to three professional mentoring sessions with our judges.  These sessions, which take place between January and May, have proved invaluable to previous award winners in the run-up to the Fringe.

The deadline for applications is Friday 6th January 2017.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet the judges during the weekend of 14th/15th January.

NB – all applications received by December 9th (Brighton Fringe Earlybird registration deadline) will still qualify for the earlybird rates regardless of success.




Drew trained at Northern Ballet School in Manchester, completing a 3 year professional dance course. Since graduating in 1990, he has worked extensively in the performing arts industry and still choreographs and teaches today.  Drew is one of the top dance teachers on the South Coast. His experience in Jazz and Tap goes back nearly 30 years as a professional dancer and choreographer for many top theatres, cruise lines and 5 star hotels worldwide.  He now runs Adult Dance Brighton, a successful dance school offering classes from beginners to advanced.


Nathan has a long string of film and theatre credits to his name and has performed in top venues including the Barbican and the RSC, Stratford.  He also played The Cat in the Hat in the UK tour of Seussical.  Nathan has extensive experience of directing and producing award winning shows, and set up his own production company, Chocolate Box Theatre, in 2012.  Nathan has taught performing arts in numerous schools across the South Coast for the past 15 years.

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Phone number:
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Give a brief description of your planned event in no more than 500 words:
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