Applications to The Mick Peat Drystone Bursary, created in tribute to one of Drystone’s founders to encourage and facilitate creativity in all its forms and bring people together, are now being welcomed.

The COVID-19 crisis has decimated our creative industries and Drystone was formed in response to that; to build and rebuild our arts. Now, more than one year on from the first lockdown, this bursary is open to anyone who wants to help make that happen.

Drystone welcomes all forms of creativity, and there are no limits on how you identify your creative work. Examples could be music, dance, theatre, poetry, painting, textiles, photography, filmmaking, ceramics, dry stone walling – but applicants should not be constrained by these – add your own! The bursary is open to single or group applicants, and Drystone may also offer mentoring in certain disciplines. They want to offer as much help as they can - sustaining the legacy of a genuinely great man whose life was dedicated to bringing people together.

Mick would have been daunted by too many questions and too many boxes to tick so the application process has been made as simple and accessible as possible. Applications to the bursary close on 31 August 2021, and subject to COVID-19 restrictions, the Bursary Award will be presented on The Mick Peat Stage at Derby Folk Festival 2021 on October 2nd.