PRIDE STAGES 2024 Bursary – Call for Artists 

Published: March 6, 2024 by odawson

Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts and Culture Network is once again delighted to offer an opportunity for an LGBTQ+ artist/company based in Greater Manchester to develop a new 15-minute performance to be showcased as part of local Pride celebrations between May and August 2024. 

Supported by our Network partners (Factory International, Global Grooves, Manchester Pride, Octagon Theatre, Peshkar, The Lowry, The Met, The Old Courts, Touchstones, Waterside Arts) the PRIDE STAGES  Bursary 2024 opportunity will include a cash grant of £1000, access to rehearsal space, and tailored development support from partner venues. 

PRIDE STAGES Bursary: What Do You Get? 

PRIDE STAGES Bursary: What’s It For?  

Dates may be subject to change, and additional performances may be offered.  

Final schedule will be available by interview date. 


1. Explores lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) and/or gender themes. 

2. Is of interest to an LGBTQ+ audience. 

3. Is created or presented by LGBTQ+ artists. 

4. Is a clear development opportunity for the artist or company. 

About You 

To be eligible for this commission, you must: 

We want to hear from a wide range of people, at any stage of their career, who identify as LGBTQ+ from across Greater Manchester. 

We particularly welcome applications from those currently under-represented in the industry as a result of barriers arising from social, gender, sexuality, financial, ethnic, cultural, religious, geographic or educational disadvantage or disability.  

Application Process 

Stage 1: Submit an expression of interest 

Stage 2: Informal online conversations 

Stage 3: Selection 

Important Dates 

How To Apply 

Option 1 

Option 2 

Option 3 

Further Questions and Access 

If you have any additional questions about your eligibility or any part of the application process, then please email barry.priest@lgbt.foundation and a member of the Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts and Culture Network will get back to you.  

We’re keen to make this process as inclusive as possible. Please let us know if you need additional access support and we will arrange this for you. 

Greater Manchester LGBTQ+ Arts and Culture Network is a LGBT Foundation Project, supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. 

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