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Make a Difference! Develop Your Practice! Extend Drama in Your School!

Have YOU got an idea for a creative, exciting drama, theatre, research, community or education project in 2022?

ND is offering to support you with three Bursaries that could help children and young people; learners, campaigners, researchers, teachers or practitioners to achieve a professional ambition.

ND will pay up to £500, in addition to offering opportunities for successful applicants to have their achievements publicised nationally through ND’s network of social media and publications.

Deadline for applications by:

Friday July 01st 2022 for the:

  • Drama Inspires Bursary
  • Research Champion Bursary

Successful candidates will be informed by Monday 11th July 2022

Applications for the Conference Support Bursary will be possible throughout the year, as this will depend on the date of the conference that you are interested in attending.

  1. Drama Inspires Bursary: Connect, Inspire and Raise Awareness
  • Do you intend to establish an inspirational Drama project in 2023, perhaps linking your school with a local community group?
  • Would you like to work across your school on a project that extends knowledge of Drama?
  • Would you like to liaise with a primary school to develop materials for transition?
  • Would it benefit your students if they had the opportunity to work with the Participation Department of your local theatre?

These are just possibilities and ND welcomes suggestions for any new projects that will establish, extend or enhance knowledge and understanding of Drama and Theatre Education.

This possibility is open to any of our members: undergraduates, Early Careers teachers, MA or PhD students, primary teachers who wish to use Drama across the curriculum, secondary teachers who want to extend their students’ examination experiences, teachers who wish to establish a cross-curricular project, a Youth Theatre initiative or a community practitioner with an interest in theatre, drama or social justice. This could be an exciting opportunity for all of us.

How to Apply:

Submit a one-page (A4) proposal of why and how this bursary will help and support your professional development. Tell us about yourself and your work.

Send this to chair@nationaldrama.org.uk by July 01st  2022

Terms

  • You need to be a member of ND
  • On your return we require a balanced 3 – 4 page article with photographs communicating your experience with members through our magazine/website. Your name in print!
  • Some information will be required for our Marketing Team during your project which we can post on social media
  • The Bursary will be paid on completion of the project and upon submission of receipts

We would also like to promote your work further by inviting you to contribute to a live or Zoom event to celebrate your achievement.

  • Research Champion Bursary
  • Do you want carry out a teacher survey concerning Drama in your school?
  • Do you want to engage in a ‘pupil pursuit’ to discover the nature of student experience in a school day?
  • Do you want to carry out small-scale research that will enhance understanding of Drama practice?
  • Do you wish to interview a selection of students to discover their perceptions of Drama?

These are just a few possibilities and ND welcomes suggestions for any new projects that will establish, extend or enhance knowledge and understanding of Drama and Theatre Education.

Research evidence of this kind is, we believe, essential if ND is to have the capacity to argue the case for Drama as a subject with any like authentic authority. Your findings will be respected and valued.

This research possibility is open to any of our members: undergraduates, Early Careers teachers, MA or PhD students, primary teachers who wish to use Drama across the curriculum, secondary teachers who want to extend their students’ examination experiences, teachers who wish to establish a cross-curricular project, a Youth Theatre Director initiative or a community practitioner with an interest in theatre, drama or social justice.

The establishment of this kind of research represents an exciting opportunity for all of us.

How to Apply:

Submit a one-page (A4) proposal of why and how this bursary will help and support your professional development. Tell us a little about yourself and your work.

Send this to chair@nationaldrama.org.uk by July 01st  2022

Terms

  • You need to be a member of ND
  • On your return we require a balanced article, with photographs if relevant, communicating your research with members through our magazine/website. You will see your name in print!
  • Some information will be required for our Marketing Team during your research which we can post on social media
  • The Bursary will be paid on completion of the research and upon submission of receipts

We would also like to promote your work further by inviting you to contribute to a live or Zoom event to celebrate your achievement.

  • Conference Support Bursary
  • Do you wish to attend a conference that will extend your Drama subject knowledge?
  • Do you hope to attend a conference to present a paper?
  • Do you wish to attend an international or national conference to represent National Drama?
  • Do you hope to develop your practice by working with a renowned practitioner?

These are just a few possibilities. ND welcomes suggestions for any conference attendance by members, although the possibility of funding is finite. Above all else, ND is an association that contributes to members’ professional development and conference attendance is certainly a discrete dimension of that aspiration.

The possibility of support for conference attendance is open to any of our members: undergraduates, Early Careers teachers, MA or PhD students, primary teachers who wish to use Drama across the curriculum, secondary teachers who want to extend their students’ examination experiences, teachers who wish to establish a cross-curricular project, a Youth Theatre Director initiative or a community practitioner with an interest in theatre, drama or social justice.

How to Apply:

Submit a one-page (A4) proposal of why and how this bursary will help and support your professional development. Tell us a little about yourself and your work.

Send this to chair@nationaldrama.org.uk as appropriate.

Terms

  • You need to be a member of ND
  • On your return we require a balanced conference report with photographs if possible for the ND Magazine. You will see your name in print!
  • Some information will be required for our Marketing Team about your conference which we can post on social media
  • The Bursary will be paid on submission of receipts

We would also like to promote your work further by inviting you to contribute to a live or Zoom event to celebrate your achievement.

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