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Fenton Arts Trust

The Trust is an arts charity, which focuses its efforts specifically on the support of artists at the beginning of their careers

Each year there are twenty five to thirty beneficiaries.

The Trust has three objectives :

  • to support final year or postgraduate students through the award of scholarships or bursaries
  • to provide grants which will support or reward work or performance by individuals early in their careers
  • to provide grants for institutions or organisations that share these aims.
  • The Fenton Arts Trust Grants are available to support individual works, activities, performances or prizes in the fields of drama, painting, sculpture, ballet, music and poetry.An application may come from a group, company or institution, or from an individual so long as the application does not involve support of academic study.The Fenton Arts Trust Scholarships / Bursaries are for a one year period each in the first instance and are awarded to final year and postgraduate students at schools of art, drama and dance at the discretion of each institution.Applications may come from any institution which provides appropriate study opportunities and wishes to offer its students the scholarships or bursaries, but may not come from individual students.

Trustees meet three times a year to consider applications. A minimum of 6 months normally elapses before the Trust both makes a decision and has sufficient funds in its budget. In most financial years (April-March) almost all funds in the current budget are committed by July, so it is advisable to think at least half a year ahead when putting together applications.

Find full details on their website.

Further Opportunities

  • Creative Scotland

    Creative Scotland is the public body that supports the arts, screen and creative industries across all parts of Scotland on behalf of everyone who lives, works or visits here.

  • Awards for All

    Awards for All Scotland puts lottery money back into communities by giving grants of between £500 and £10,000.