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!

Are you aged 25 or under?
Do you live in Brighton and Hove?
Are you hoping to put on your first ever Brighton Fringe event in May 2016?

The Pebble Trust is delighted to be supporting Brighton Fringe for the sixth year running. We are again offering three awards to local young people who wish to put on an event. This could be in any category including theatre, literature, visual arts, comedy, dance, cabaret, film and music. The awards are intended for artists who are just starting their careers.

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 one of 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.







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 http://adultdancebrighton.com, a successful dance school offering classes from beginners to advanced.


Applications for Pebble Trust Brighton Fringe Awards 2016 are now being received.

The closing date for applications is Monday 4th January 2016.  Shortlisted applicants will be invited to meet the judges on Sunday 10th January.

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Information about you
Phone number:
Email address:
Name of your company/organisation (if applicable):
Information about your event
Give a brief description of your planned event in no more than 500 words:
Describe any previous experience you may have in developing/putting on events:
Please provide contact details for a referee who would be able to endorse your application and comment on your potential to produce an event. (NB - only the referees of shortlisted applicants will be contacted.)
How did you hear about the awards?
If other, please specify: