How to apply

ArtUniverse offers a scholarship for:

dancers and choreographers,
actors of physical theatre and circus performers,
theatre directors,
arts administrators,
film and video makers.

A scholarship can be awarded to students and working professionals of the fields listed below regardless of their race, gender expression, ethnicity, religion or belief, and status. The main criteria are the applicant’s ability to show their potential for professional development and clear motivation to participate in performing arts training.


ArtUniverse Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis. While considering the applications, we assess your professional background and achievements, individual experience, qualifications, as well as professional skills, communication and creativity shown during the application process. Priority is given to those candidates who are able to show their reliability, the potential for professional development and clear motivation to participate in contemporary performing arts processes at the international level.

Financial aid is granted on the basis of demonstrated efforts in personal fund-raising. Thus, the applicant should provide proof that he/she had previously tried to obtain funding from other sources (charitable foundations, non-profit organizations etc.) to participate in the training.

Partial scholarship

The scholarship is awarded under the following conditions:
The applicant had applied for grants to cover the course to other foundations, nonprofit and charitable organizations, and his/her application was rejected,
The applicant is currently in financial difficulty and can prove it,
The applicant undertakes to attend every session included in the program, from the start to the end,
The applicant agrees to pay for the course in full and get a reimbursement after the course ends,
The reimbursement is provided for the closing part of the course (depending on the duration).

See obligations for scholarship holders

The candidate and/or the scholarship holder must:

Comply with the eligibility criteria for individual scholarship holders,
Confirm the acceptance of the scholarship in written form. If a candidate, who confirmed the acceptance of the scholarship, cancels his/her participation in the supported program, he/she may lose further eligibility for ArtUniverse support schemes in the future,
Be full-time available to attend the course or program for which he or she applied for a scholarship: from the first day to the project-end date,
Do their best to successfully complete the course or program for which the scholarship was granted,
Join your training at the given start date and before the registration deadline,
Pay all outstanding tuition fees by deadlines if you have not been awarded a full scholarship,
Maintain your living costs for the duration of your training,
Make satisfactory progress on your program,
Repay the scholarship amount if you withdraw from your course before completion,
Maintain professional behavior. Throughout the recipients’ training and professional career, they must abide by the legal, ethical and moral guidelines.