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Sunday, October 14, 2012


Every year the Rising Star Performing Arts Academy offers bursaries to talented children. The bursary covers a year's tuition attending weekly performing arts classes.

Applications for bursaries open from October 1 to 30 each year for the following academic year. Only applications received during the stipulated time will be accepted; early or late applications will not be considered.

Application requirements include a written application by the candidate or candidates parent, depending on age, motivating why should be receive a bursary. Further requirements are a recent colour photo of the applicant and a performance/theatre resume. The applicant will be asked to perform a short performance piece at the point of audition. Whether poetry, prose or monologue - this must be memorised.

Once all of the above is received, short listed candidates will be contacted and asked to attend an audition - only one audition date will be given. If the candidate cannot attend or missed the set date no other dates will be added.

A full list of T&Cs will be supplied prior to the audition and these must be accepted before the interview can commence. Once the interview process is completed, candidates will be notified early January if their bursary submission was successful.

Parents are not allowed to watch the audition but must sit in during the interview process and agree to the academy's terms and conditions in full. The director's decision is final. A maximum of 10 bursaries will be available for the 2013 academic year.

Bursary applications to be sent to