Arts Scholarships

The aim of these awards is to provide training opportunities across the whole range of artistic disciplines in the fine and performing arts. Arts Scholarships may be in the form of (a) Bursaries to enable individuals to develop their talent and/or (b) Innovative teaching awards to provide new and original training opportunities for the students concerned.

Individual scholars or students may not apply directly to the Trust.

Duration and Timing

Grants are for a period of three years only, running from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2022. All bursary costs or innovative teaching activity must be between these dates only. The next call for applications will not be until spring 2021.


The Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the fine and performing arts, including (but not exclusively) music, drama, dance, film and fine art. The scheme will support arts training at any level, from school-age children, to undergraduates and postgraduates.

Please read the following before submitting an application.


If in doubt about eligibility please email 100 words describing your organisation and the proposed activity to Nicola Thorp.