Arts Scholarships


LU Arts is delighted to announce that in 2018/19 we will be offering nine arts scholarships that are open to students across our two campuses. These will be awarded to students who have a passion and commitment to a particular art form and who would benefit from a package of support that will enable them to develop their skills and knowledge in their field of interest. In return, we expect the recipients to actively contribute to the creative life of the university through delivering and participating in activities and events that showcase the best of our student talent.

The majority of the scholarships are music-focused - and they are listed separately on our website here. However, there are three further arts scholarships listed below. All of the scholarships have a cash prize and a tailored programme of mentoring/tuition from professional artists.

1 x creative writing/spoken word scholarship

Open to students interested in different forms of creative writing, this scholarship has been created to support the ongoing development of the popular performance poetry night Speech Bubble at LSU. This twice-yearly event combines open mic sessions with professional poets.

1 x performing arts scholarship

Open to students who actively participate in dance, acting or other forms of performing arts.

1 x open scholarship

Open to students interested in art forms not covered by the other scholarships available. This could range from DJ'ing to drawing, ceramics to animation, playwriting to circus skills.

For full details of the packages available for each scholarship and details of what the scholarship winners are expected to contribute during the year please download the LU Arts Scholarship Details 2018/19 pdf (this document will automatically download when you click this link).

Please note: the ambition of the scholarships is to support students' extra-curricular activities. As such, the scholarships are not open to students whose degree directly relates to the art form in which the scholarship is offered. Please email for clarification if you are unsure of your eligibility. 

Students can only apply for one scholarship per year. If you feel you would be eligible for more than one and are uncertain as to which to apply for then please email David Bell: 

To apply, download the application form (the Word document will automatically download when you click this link) or request a copy by emailing  Email your completed application form to BY MIDDAY ON MONDAY 15 OCTOBER 2018.



Loughborough University Arts

Martin Hall Building

Loughborough University

Loughborough LE11 3TU, UK

01509 222 948