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 Office of the Arts 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.

Arts scholarships are available to all University of Bath students in any year of study. You are welcome to cite any art form which may include (but is not limited to) the following:

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


Please read the Guidance Notes and then select the appropriate application form below.
The Guidance Notes include tips on how to complete the form but also include the Scholarship Terms & Conditions and the important dates all scholars must be available to attend. All applicants must read the Guidance Notes before applying.
Becoming an Arts Scholar is a big commitment so please consider your existing responsibilities before making your application.


Arts Scholarship Application Form 19/20 WORD

Arts Scholarship Application Form 19/20 pdf

Technical Arts Scholarship Application Form 19/20 WORD

Technical Arts Scholarship Application Form 19/20 pdf

Once you have completed your application please return it to by Friday 4th October 2019. Submissions after this date will not be considered.

If you have any questions regarding your application please first consult the Guidance Notes available above or alternatively contact

Arts Scholars work together to perform at our annual showcase Platform. 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

The Office of the Arts also offers Tuition Awards to contribute to the costs of arts tuition/classes both here at The Edge and externally. The award will contribute to the costs for tuition in the spring 2020 Semester. Tuition Awards, are granted annually to students that meet the following criteria:

• Eligibility (i.e. having conditional offer) to study at the University of Bath as an undergraduate
• In receipt of the Bath Bursary, Income Related Scholarship or Gold Scholarship
• A demonstrable commitment to personal arts progression

These tuition awards are made possible thanks to generous gifts from the following supporters:

Kathryn & Simon Arnold (four music awards) – piano, organ, keyboard or singing tuition.
Cullum Family (music award) – any instrument
Nick Berry (six theatre/ dance/ visual arts awards) – all art forms considered

To apply for a Tuition Award please read the Guidance Notes and complete/return the application below by Friday 29th November 2019 to

Tuition Award Guidance Notes – ALL APPLICANTS MUST READ

Tuition Award Application 2019/20 – WORD

Tuition Award Application 2019/20 – pdf

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 amongst our student community.

The Arts Development Fund is administered by the Office of the Arts 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 regularly by our panel who include representatives from the Office of the Arts and the SU.

To be considered for an award from the Arts Development Fund please ensure your application meets the following criteria:

– Your creative project/activity/equipment must add to the creative life of students on campus and be an opportunity for fellow students to learn and develop their creative skills.
– Your creative project/activity/equipment must be in addition to your regular annual activity and a one-off or special event.
– You must not have received an ADF award for a similar event/activity in the past.
– Funded events/workshops must be available for members of the Edge Arts Community to attend (an allocated number of places must be made available to them for free or at a discounted rate).
– Applications should be submitted at least 6 weeks prior to the start date of the project, event or activity described in the application.

Submitting an application to the Fund typically marks the start of a discussion and development process between the society, group or individual and the Office of the Arts. This is a mutually beneficial process as it allows for the development of ideas and exploration of the mode and suitability of any support offered.

To apply, please download the application form and email Alex Homewood at

Arts Development Application – Word

Arts Development Application – Pdf