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Grants for performing arts courses

What are Dance and Drama Awards?

Studying for a career in the dance or drama industries can be expensive. But if you think you've got the talent and attitude to make it big, you may be able to get a Dance and Drama Award to help with the costs of going to certain private, specialist schools.

Am I eligible?

These are for those over 16 years of age and whether you are eligible depends on your age, nationality or residential status, and course. To apply for a dance course you must be 16 or over. To apply for acting or stage management courses you must be 18 or over.

You will only be eligible to receive a Dance and Drama Award if you take the Trinity College London qualification at one of the 22 accredited providers.

The awards do not cover general university or college degrees, or courses in dance or drama other than those listed.

Dance and Drama Awards are given to the students who show the most talent at the audition stage, regardless of their financial circumstances.

How do I apply?

You would need to discuss this with the school when you apply for an addition. For a list of the schools and courses that are included please visit the website.

For more information about the Dance and Drama Awards please visit the website.

Music and Dance scheme

This scheme is for those under 16 years of age. This can help parents pay the fees and boarding costs at nine specialist independent schools which are centres of excellence in their field.

For more information about the Music and Dance Scheme please visit the website

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