Introducing Boost: Creative Career Bursaries!

12 April 2024

Need a creative boost? 

Boost Bursaries will create paid work experience opportunities for individuals to further their professional development within an arts organisation in Ipswich. What exactly this experience looks like will be tailored to the experience and ambitions of the individual – there are no limits or requirements.  

Boost will award bursaries of up to £1500 that will be match funded by a We Are Ipswich member art organisation.  

Who is it for?

Boost Bursaries are open to creatives aged over 18 who are at the beginning of their careers, with little to no previous professional experience in the arts.  

It could be that you’ve just finished college and want to make your first steps in the working world, or you’re looking for a career change and on the lookout for experience in the arts.  

We Are Ipswich (WAI) 

WAI is a self-organising, collaborative group of nationally significant and locally cherished arts organisations, working in and beyond Ipswich town. The group works together to promote the arts and culture at the heart of the town, and to make Ipswich proud of the range, richness and excellence of its culture. 

Organisations participating in the Boost Bursaries scheme are: DanceEast, Eastern Angles, Gecko,New Wolsey Theatre,Red Rose Chain,Outloud Music,Suffolk Archives (The Hold),Suffolk Libraries,Ipswich + Colchester Museums,Ipswich Theatres.

When to apply

Boost is open with a rolling application process running until April 2025. A total of 20 bursaries will be awarded in this time.  

How to apply

Fill out our simple application form linked below:

Click here to fill out the Boost Creative Career Bursary Application Form.

If forms aren’t your thing, get in touch with New Anglse Co-ordinator Kirsty for a chat and cuppa at our home, the Eastern Angles Centre – email kirsty@easternangles.co.uk or phone 01473 218202. 

Boost Bursaries have been made possible thanks to funding from Ipswich Borough Council and from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.