Student Bursary

Sarah Buss is a third year costume and design student at Arts University Bournemouth.

Our Student Bursary

The Isle of Man Arts Council supports three students per financial year seeking further education in the arts both on and off island. Help is available in the form of three categories of funding. More details about these awards will be released soon. 

Before Applying

Before you start, please carefully read through our Terms and Conditions and Funding Guidelines for Students (available to download here) before you fill in the application, as it offers useful guidance on the type of information we need from you to be able to fairly assess your application. The guidelines should also answer any questions you have about the funding process and how we make our decisions. You may wish to set aside at least 30 minutes to complete the application form. 

You may also wish to read these useful articles aimed to help you build the strongest application you can on our Funding Tips page:

Tips for students
What are supporting documents?
Match your application to our National Strategy For Culture and the Arts


Micha Quayle is a Dance and Drama student at Studio 10 in Liverpool.

Arts Council Funding Meetings: dates and deadlines

Grant applications will be considered at quarterly meetings on the following dates:

Friday 8th February (final deadline for all submissions 23rd January)
Friday 3rd May (final deadline for all submissions 17th April)
Friday 2nd August (final deadline for submissions 17th July)
Friday 8th November (final deadline for all submissions 23rd October)

How to apply

To apply for our grant funding please fill out our online application form. Please note that you will not be able to submit your application form until you have provided all the necessary information that is required. Please refer back to our ‘Before Applying’ section to review what you’ll need before you start the application.

Apply Now

Our online application system is due to go live in April 2019. You will not be able to submit an application before this time.

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Isle of Man Government
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