Gill Clarke Bursaries

The Gill Clarke Bursary scheme exists to support students to undertake MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional pathway which Independent Dance leads on, in partnership with Siobhan Davies Studios and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.⁠

These substantial bursaries are generously funded by The Leverhulme Trust and are named in memory of former co-director of ID, Gill Clarke, who created the MA course.⁠

There is a total of £25,000 available which works out as three to five bursaries of between 2k-7k each. The bursary application is short and we aim to keep it as straightforward as possible.⁠

This is the last year we are certain to be able to offer these bursaries. We are fundraising for further rounds but cannot promise more funds will come through.

All UK-based and international students who have been accepted onto the course are eligible and welcome to apply. ⁠

Click here to download the Gill Clarke Bursary application form and an equal opportunities monitoring form

DEADLINE for bursary applications for 2021/22: Monday 7 June 2021, 12pm.

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 pathway.
On time deadline for applications to MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional : Monday 31 May 2021.

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

Bursary recipients to date:

2020/21 Aparajita Burjwal, Yma de Almeida, Antonia Grove, Jess McArdle, Francesca Matthys

2019/20 Marie Chabert, Claire Godsmark, Alice Gale-Feeney, Nathaniel Parchment, Sandra Barefoot

2018/19 Gaelin Little, Ben McEwen, Kate Wilson

2017/18 Helka Kaski, Rachel Lopez de la Nieta, Kate Brown, Yuka Negoro and Clare Brzezicki

2016/17 Andrea Torres Viedma, Georgia Paizi, Fernanda Munoz-Newsome, Daniela Braga de Souza and Sarita Moore

2015/16 Henoch Spinola, Rosalind Holgate Smith and Adam Moore

2014/15 Rosalie Wahlfrid and Rebecca D’Andrea

2013/14 Anna Casey, David Leahy and Benjamin Ord

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