Arts Scholarships, Funding and Awards

Arts Scholarships

THE ARTS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME supports students who are keen to develop their individual arts interests alongside their studies. Successful applicants to the programme can receive up to £1500 (usually £1000) a year, for up to three years and be part of the scholar network, collaborating with like-minded peers and performing at excellence showcases. ARTS SCHOLARS typically have a high level of experience in one of the art forms below. Scholars may have shown their work in exhibitions, performances, and/or have won awards.

Opportunities to represent the University of Bath at events and functions, as well as work with the Edge Arts team, mentors and professional artists.

ARTS SCHOLARS BENEFIT from developmental opportunities and as beneficiaries of scholarships receive up to £1500 (usually £1000) a year. With the opportunity to re-apply for up to 3 years.

Be part of the scholar network and collaborate with fellow scholars and arts groups at socials and workshops.

There are scholarships available to all students in any year of study. You are welcome to cite an art form not listed below in your application, or apply citing one of the following art forms:

• Performing Arts (including acting, music, dancing, singing, spoken word, musical theatre, circus etc.)
• Technical/Backstage
• Visual Arts (inc. photography, drawing, painting, sculpture, digital, video art etc.)
• Excellence in piano

ARTS SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS FOR 2018/19 ARE NOW CLOSED. There will be another opportunity to apply in 2019/20. If you would like to find out more about what our scholarship programme has to offer, please contact

Here’s our 2018 showcase…

and our 2017 showcase…

“I have loved being a music scholar this year, it has allowed and encouraged me to keep my music going; something that I was worried would slip behind when I came to university. The scholarship has been such a great platform for performance opportunities and to meet other like-minded musicians who are fun to work with.” 2016 – 2017 Music Scholar

Tuition Awards

TUITION AWARDS are granted annually to students who would benefit from financial support to start or continue tuition in their chosen field. The award will cover the costs of tuition for one semester. Students applying for a Tuition Award must meet the following criteria:

• Eligibility to study at the University of Bath as an undergraduate
• Must be in receipt of Bath Bursary, Income Related Scholarship or Gold Scholarship
• A demonstrable commitment to personal arts progression and a good standard in arts practice.

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APPLICATIONS FOR 2018-19 TUITION AWARDS ARE NOW CLOSED. There will be another opportunity to apply in 2019/20. If you would like to find out more about what our tuition awards cover, please contact

for their generous contributions to the Scholarship and Tuition Award programme.

We would like to thank Dorothy Walters-Godfree, Elly Williams, Nick Berry, Anna & Grace McQuaid, Margaret Dewey, Santander, Kathryn & Simon Arnold and the Cullum Family

Arts Development Fund

If you’re a student (or member of a society) at the University of Bath and are planning a creative project, you may like to apply for financial support from the Arts Development Fund, which exists to promote and support arts excellence among our student community.

The Arts Development Fund is administered by our EAC Advisory Board and can support any arts-related activity so, if you’re planning an event, want a professional masterclass or need new equipment, apply today.

Applications are accepted throughout the year and are assessed during the EAC’s monthly board meetings.

To apply, please download the application form and email to



A member of the EAC Advisory Board will get back to you with their decision.