This page provides information about places to look for extra funding and support towards Summer School programme costs. It may be useful to approach your local council or borough’s art or culture department to find out if they have any funding available to support students in the arts. If you are 16-18 years old, some schools also have a pocket of money for development and could be worth contacting about support for Summer School.
When approaching organisations about additional
funding it is beneficial to clearly state what the financial
support will be used for:
- Summer School at Laban offers an intensive
training experience for 2 weeks.
- The course is delivered by experienced
practitioners from Laban's faculty and professionals from across
the dance profession.
- Each technique is offered at different ability
levels from complete beginners to professional standard so that
participants can choose a programme that suits their amount of
- There are a high number of international
participants on the summer school each year. The mix of people from
different cultures, dance training backgrounds and different ages
always makes for a very exciting and unique experience for dancers
- We offer accommodation at an additional cost to
the price of the course.
To strengthen requests for financial support and
provide a personal touch it is also beneficial to provide a concise
statement about the individual student, including why you are
interested in dance, what they get out of the Summer School and why
the extra funding would be of use to your
A national dance body and network providing information and
guidance about the dance sector. Has a resource page about dance
training and funding advice:
Youth Dance England Fundraising
Useful links to contacts, organisations and trusts that provide
funding for young people. Also gives tips on fundraising for dance
The Council for Dance Education and Training
Provides funding information for dance training and links to
organisations who offer further funding advice.
A useful website to access benefits and grants information. Has
a Grants search section, which allows you to search for financial
support from grant giving organisations, depending on your
background and circumstances.
Funding for educational activities
The Directgov website has a lot of
useful information about studying abroad, whether it is for your
entire degree course or for a part of your university course in the
It provides specific guidance and information about studying in
individual European countries including advice on living abroad,
where to apply for funding, qualifications and course guides.
The three most useful pages are:
Individual dance institutions abroad may have their own funding
opportunities such as bursaries or scholarships that you may be
eligible to apply for. This information is usually on the
institution's website or in their prospectuses. Below is a
link to Dance Europe Magazine's list of international dance
schools, with contact and course information.
The International Education Site
A guide to study abroad information, advice and opportunities
for students worldwide who are considering studying overseas.
Including university advice, college search facilities, student
profiles, and articles from the leading journals on international
An international student and study abroad online portal for
those who are looking to further their education overseas.
Last updated on Thu 24 Jan 2013 13.37h