Are you a performing arts student about to study at higher education level? The Olive Brown Bursary is just for you!

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We are currently accepting applications from students for the 2016 Olive Brown Bursary.

The Olive Brown Bursary provides up to £1,000 per year, for up to three years, to assist the study of one performing arts student (acting, dancing, music, technical skills in music and theatre, directing or designing) every year for the life-span of the fund.

Olive Brown, originally from Salford in Lancashire, lived in the island from 1959 until her death in 1990, when she left assets in a private will trust to be applied for charitable purposes. Olive and her husband John were known to be devout members of the Salvation Army throughout their lives and also to be very kindly disposed to young people, especially supportive of their creative aspirations.

Last year, the Jersey Arts Trust awarded the Bursary to singer Lylis O’Hara, who was offered an ‘on-the-spot’ place to study B-Mus at the Royal College of Music, in order to achieve her ambition to become a professional Opera Singer.

In previous years, the Bursary has been awarded to Krystian Lamb, former 2012 PwC Young Musician of the Yearp; Rebecca Stanier and Lucy Mead, both of whom studied Musical Theatre; George Bailey who studied at the Royal Northern College of Music; and recent Albert Square resident, actor Jonathan Labey.

To apply for the bursary, interested parties must send a CV or portfolio, and covering letter, by email to or by post to: Jersey Arts Trust, First Floor, 3 Charles Street, St. Helier, Jersey JE2 4SF. The bursary is subject to terms and regulations (Olive Brown Bursary Regulations).

The deadline for all 2016 applications is Thursday 30th June 2016.