Brighton Fringe Bursary and Fringe Awards

Every year, we offer a bursary to a company bringing their work to Brighton Fringe. The award is open to any artist or company whose Brighton Fringe show includes movement, dance and/or choreography but you don’t need to be a dance artist or company to apply. Your show could be cabaret, circus, burlesque, or physical theatre. 


As a Tiger in the Jungle by Cirkus Xante, our 2019 Brighton Fringe Bursary recipient. Image: Mark Robson.

The bursary covers entry fee for Brighton Fringe, Artist Advisory mentoring sessions with the South East Dance team, and in-kind marketing, press and social media support for your show. Applications to The Brighton Fringe Bursary are advertised and operated via Brighton Fringe. Find out more about the 2021 Bursary here:

The South East Dance Brighton Fringe Award is awarded to a show at Brighton Fringe that encompasses our values. The South East Dance team watch a variety of shows during the festival and the winner is awarded year-long mentoring support with South East Dance, free entry into the Fringe the following year, free space in our new home for dance The Dance Space and a bottle of champagne to celebrate!

No need to apply – we make sure we see all the shows that feature dance and movement – but if you have a piece that you think we might be interested in get in touch via