Constellation Creatives Bursary

Constellation Creatives Bursary – Applications now open!

Now in its seventh year, the bursary aims to encourage and promote greater participation and representation of British East Asian actors on stage and screen.

The bursary will be awarded to a final year drama school student of East Asian descent* graduating in July 2019 who, in the opinion of the judging panel, has best demonstrated at the audition/interview that they have the talent, skills and commitment to succeed as a professional actor.

The panel this year will include casting directors from the National Theatre, RSC and BBC.

The bursary will include £1,000 as well as a FREE year’s subscription to Spotlight.

To be eligible, students must be in their final year of a two or three year Acting, Film/TV or Musical Theatre course at any drama school and of East Asian descent. Students must come prepared to present two audition pieces, one classical and one modern of no longer than 3 minutes each and to sight read. Students should arrive 15 mins before their appointed time when they will be provided with an extract from a script for the sight reading. They will not be required to sing.

Application deadline is 5pm Friday 24 May.

Applicants will be auditioned and interviewed in London Saturday 01 June.

The bursary is provided by actor Orion Lee, “I believe in the collaborative nature of our industry and in working together to constantly make it better. I think Yellow Earth is a great organisation, constantly offering opportunities to BEA performers. I’m proud to support it and the future of our industry by providing this bursary.”

*Eligible applicants must be able to live and work in the UK with at least one parent of East Asian descent. East Asian descent includes: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, China, East Timor, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, North Korea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and their Diasporas.

Past winners: