How to Apply

You must provide all three items below in order to be considered for a bursary:

  1. A completed Application Form
  2. A Letter of Reference.The Letter of Reference must be completed and submitted to us directly by your referrer.
  3. A Music Sample of you performing. This does not need to be of professional quality, just something to give us a sense of your music (e.g. a smartphone video will suffice). Additional music samples may also be submitted in which you’re a member within a group, provided you and your instrument are clearly identifiable within the recording.
    Music Samples may be submitted as links to Vimeo, YouTube, or other video- and music-sharing services. Music Samples may also be submitted as files uploaded to our website in the on-line application; sent to us as email attachments; or submitted on memory devices such as CD, DVD, USB flash drives, etc.

If you still have questions check out our FAQ Page

You may apply for the Shine Music Bursaries in one of two ways:

1. Download the application package and then email or mail it to us at Please also have your Referrer download the Letter of Reference template. He/she should then complete it on your behalf and submit it directly to us, as per the instructions on the template.


2. Complete our On-line Application form (N.B.You will still need to have your Referrer complete and submit for you the Letter of Reference)