Gill Clarke Bursaries

Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance are pleased to be offering a bursary to support students on the jointly delivered MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway, offered by Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.  

The bursaries are Leverhulme Arts Scholars Awards, and are named in memory of Independent Dance co-director Gill Clarke who passed away in November 2011.

Three to five bursaries will be offered annually from 2016/17 to 2018/19 to support students on the Dance Professional Practice pathway of the MA/MFA Creative Practice. Applicants must be accepted onto the course and must be able to demonstrate their professional potential; recipients are decided by a panel.

Bursary recipients to date:
2013/14 Anna Casey, David Leahy and Benjamin Ord
2014/15 Rosalie Wahlfrid and Rebecca D’Andrea
2015/16 Henoch Spinola, Rosalind Holgate Smith and Adam Moore
2016/17 Andrea Torres Viedma, Georgia Paizi, Fernanda Munoz-Newsome, Daniela Braga de Souza and Sarita Moore
2017/18 Helka Kaski, Rachel Lopez de la Nieta, Kate Brown, Yuka Negoro and Clare Brzezicki

To be successful, the applicants must demonstrate:

Professional Potential

  • > How the study undertaken meets the professional development aims of the student
  • > How the study undertaken will impact on artform development on a local, regional and / or national level
  • > Established commitment to a research-based approach to moving, making and /or teaching

Financial Need

  • > Personal circumstances which make the bursary indispensable for joining the programme
  • > How the financial support will meet, or contribute to meeting, those needs

The deadline for bursary applications for 2017/18 has passed. We will announce the 2018/19 deadline in 2018. 
IMPORTANT NOTE: In order to be eligible for the bursary, you have to have been accepted onto the course. To ensure your bursary application can be considered, please make sure that you have applied to, and been accepted onto, the MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway. It will take Trinity Laban a minimum of two weeks to process your MA/MFA application; please allow yourself enough time when planning your application. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

For information about other awards and scholarships available to postgraduate students from Trinity Laban click here.

For more information, please contact Kirsty Alexander.

Click here to download the GC-Bursary-Application-Form (inactive until the next round opens in 2018).
Click here for a simple budget template. (Please note – you do not have to supply a budget, but bear in mind that two of the five criteria are about financial need, so information about your financial circumstances is helpful. You might find this info sheet useful.)

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