Applications now being accepted for the Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship Fund (deadline 16 January 2020)

The Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund, which is currently open to applications with a deadline of Thursday 16 January 2020, provides grants of generally up to £600 to individuals working in all areas of movement and dance who wish to travel within the UK or overseas in order to enrich their practice and pursue a personal passion.

Please note that grants are for travel only and will not support other costs such as training, conference fees, travel insurance or travel between an applicant’s home and an airport.

Choreographers, performers, lecturers/teachers, writers, therapists, administrators and related professionals in the UK aged 18 and over and resident in the UK for at least 5 years may apply for a grant. There is no match funding requirement.

Only individuals may apply to this scheme. Applications from charities, groups, institutions or companies are not accepted.

Grants can be used for:

o Projects that involve travel either in the UK or overseas.
o Projects that bring benefit to the applicant as an individual and which will aid their personal, professional and artistic development.
o Projects which are carefully thought through and show evidence of preliminary research.
o Innovative programmes of professional development which clearly relate to the applicant’s professional work and interests. The provider prefers to fund plans which are more individually tailored; build on the applicant’s previous experience and which demonstrate significant benefits in terms of the applicant’s artistic and/or career development.
o Projects which outline clear and achievable objectives, and
o Projects which show passion and commitment.

The deadline for applications is Thursday 16 January 2020 for travel taking place between April 2020 and April 2021.

Further information is available on the Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship Fund website.


Image: Sue Smith, an Independent Dance artist, a freelance creative facilitator and Executive Director of Dance in Devon received a Lisa Ullman Travelling Scholarship Fund award in 2019. Details of other award winners can be found on the Fund’s website