Many students will attempt to seek funds from organisations other than the Conservatoire and those charitable trusts, companies and businesses that it deals with directly. If you would like to apply for additional funds from external organisations please see the individual webpages listed by country or region (England, Wales, Scotland/EU, Northern Ireland or International) as well as the list of resources and websites below:
Dewar Arts Awards
The Dewar Awards fund exceptional young artists in any discipline who do not have the financial means to achieve their full potential. To be eligible you must be:
- Under the age of 30
- Live or work in Scotland (non-UK students can apply using their Scottish postal address)
- Demonstrate outstanding talent in any art form
- Without the financial means to achieve their full potential
For further information go to http://www.dewarawards.org/home
Paul Hamlyn Foundation
This is a funding directory for visual artists and composers. The website was created to provide a portal for information on funding opportunities for individual artists and composers. http://fundingforartists.org.uk/
The Stanley Picker Trust
The Stanley Picker Trust provides a range of grants, scholarships and bursaries to assist students in the fields of fine and performing arts. The trustees meet in April/May each year to make awards to assist students with their studies for the academic year starting on the following 1st September. Applications must be made in writing to the address below between 1st January and 31st March in order to be considered for the year beginning on the following September 1st.
Stanley Picker Trust
PO Box 1532
Kingston Upon Thames
An application should include a full curriculum vitae, details and proof of the course and institution to be attended, an academic and personal reference and a financial case for assistance
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding
The Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding Online is all about alternative sources of funding – especially charities – which can make awards (fees, maintenance, research costs) to any student regardless of subject, or nationality.
The Alternative Guide Online contains a huge database of funding opportunities, comprehensive guidance, and numerous tools to help you prepare a winning grant application. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has purchased a licence to the Guide, and so it’s free for all students and staff to use! Login Now!
If you are a prospective student who has applied to the Conservatoire, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get an access PIN
The Grants Register 2012 (Palgrave MacMillan 2011), The Directory of Grant Making Trusts 2012/13 (DSC) and the Charities Digest 2012 (Waterlow Information Services)
Available in the UK through local libraries
Help Musicians UK Funding Wizard can be accessed here
There are a number of organisations who operate searchable funding databases such as: