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5 Jun 2019

LU Arts scholarship applications for the next academic year are now open

If you have a passion for music, art or the performing arts, you need to know about the LU Arts scholarships.

The LU Arts scholarships are designed to develop your skills through mentoring and tuition. In return, scholars are asked to contribute to the creative life at Loughborough.

In the past, students have put on open mic nights, organised workshops with arts professionals and created clubs. You must be able to demonstrate your ability, passion and commitment to a chosen art form.

Applications for the nine arts scholarships are open to students on both the Loughborough and London campuses.

They are split into two categories:

  • Arts: creative writing / spoken word, performing arts (including dance and drama) and multi-media;
  • Music: music, singing, singer-songwriter / contemporary solo artists

The multi-media scholarship is new for 2019/20 and is open to students producing art using any media form; this includes (but is not limited to) photography, painting, digital art, film and video, sound and music production.

If successful, scholars will receive mentoring and tuition to hone your craft, as well as a cash prize. You will also be given opportunities to showcase your talent in performances and concerts throughout the year. In addition to this, all of the scholars will become part of LU Arts’ Creative Advisory Team for the year; you will have the chance to put forward your ideas and help shape LU Arts’ future programme. 

Two of the scholarships come with a fee on top of the cash prize to organise events at LSU during the year. The creative writing/spoken word scholar will be responsible for organising two ‘Speech Bubble’ open mic performance poetry events. The singer-songwriter/contemporary solo artist scholar will be responsible for organising two Acoustic Nights at the union. Both of these events have been part of the student calendar for a number of years and are well supported.

Aidan Kilby, the performing arts scholar for 2018/19 said: “The Scholarship has enabled me to massively expand both my skill and creative abilities, giving me the backing to implement what I think would benefit the arts overall as well as my own development. For something so easy to apply to, there’s so much you can get out of it.”

Please note the scholarships are not open to people whose degree directly relates to the art form and applicants can only apply for one scholarship per year. If you are unsure please email

Unfortunately, feedback on draft applications cannot be provided but other queries can be answered via email.

The deadline for applications is midday on Monday 14 October.

Follow the links for the application forms: