Leverhulme Trust Arts Scholarships

    The Trust is no longer accepting applications for the Arts Scholarship scheme. The next competition will be in 2015; application details will be available in the Spring of that year.

    The aim of these awards is to provide training opportunities across the whole range of artistic disciplines in the fine and performing arts. Funding will be available for (a) Bursaries to encourage individuals to develop their talent and/or (b) Innovative teaching activity to support the artistic development of the students concerned. Individual scholars or students may not apply directly to the Trust.


    Grants will be made to eligible institutions across the full range of the performing and fine arts. Such organisations will be specialist arts training institutions or registered charities in the UK, which can demonstrate outstanding quality within their particular field. Institutions may make only one application for funding within each call, but funds may be requested for more than one type of artistic activity or form of financial support (e.g. summer school bursaries, postgraduate mentorships, innovative teaching for undergraduates, etc.). The applying organisation will be responsible for the selection and nomination of students for bursaries and for the selection and employment of teaching staff for innovative teaching activity.

    Please note that awards for continuing professional development (to enable recently-graduated students to gain practical experience of the professional world) are not available. Individual scholars or students may also not apply directly to the Trust. University departments which teach fine and performing arts are not normally eligible to apply to this scheme.


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    Eligible costs for bursaries include some or all of: relevant tuition fees, maintenance, travel costs, or dedicated mentorship. For an innovative teaching activity the costs of providing distinctive training beyond the normal curriculum are eligible.

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