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You need a referee who can confirm your ability & dedication to learning your art form.

Usually your referee would be a teacher who has taught you in the past. It can’t be a family member.

You must have a referee to apply, unless you’re applying for an audition recall (access) bursary.

Ask your referee to write a reference for you to send in with your application form, detailing why they believe you are a strong candidate for an NYAT bursary and the impact a bursary would have. The reference must be on official letterhead paper, and the referee must sign it, stamp it, and include their full contact details.

Once you’ve found a referee and checked you meet the criteria, it’s time to

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