Trinity Laban receives grant from Leverhulme Trust

Wed 13 Feb 2019

Trinity Laban is delighted to announce it will receive further financial support from the Leverhulme Trust to support students across its Music and Dance Faculties over the next three years.

Designed to help talented individuals realise their potential through research and education, the Leverhulme Arts Scholarships at Trinity Laban enable young musicians to take part in Junior Trinity (our Saturday music department for 3-19 year olds), support young dancers at our Centre for Advanced Training, and provide opportunities for music and dance students to pursue postgraduate studies.

Over the past twenty years, the Trust has also supported Trinity Laban’s ground-breaking research into talent development and performance optimisation. 

Leverhulme Arts Scholar 2017/18 Valentina Ciardelli, now Trinity Laban Carne Trust Junior Fellow 2018/19, comments –

“The financial support from the Leverhulme Trust gave me the chance to move forward with my career and study in London with my teacher, Leon Bosch, who has worked with me to help me discover the musician I want to become.”

Leverhulme Arts Scholar 2010/11 Yukiko Masui completed an MA/MFA Dance Performance at Trinity Laban, is a 2018 Choreodrome Artist at The Place and was awarded the 2017 DanceXchange Choreography Award. The Tokyo-born dancer and choreographer comments –

 “As an overseas student, the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship was a huge financial support and enabled me to be part of Transitions Dance Company. I really appreciate the opportunity to learn so much.”

Established in 1925, the Leverhulme Trust has provided funding for research projects, fellowships, studentships, bursaries and prizes and operates across all the academic disciplines. With annual funding of some £60 million, the Trust is amongst the largest all-subject providers of research funding in the UK.

Trinity Laban’s Development Manager Paula Mallottides comments –

“We are very proud and grateful of our longstanding relationship with the Leverhulme Trust, which has and continues to, through the Leverhulme Arts Scholarships, transform the fortunes of the next generation of highly gifted music and dance students who have the artistic flair and innate ability to benefit from our specialist conservatoire training.” 

Trinity Laban is London’s Creative Conservatoire: an internationally celebrated centre of excellence, offering world-class training in dance, music and musical theatre, and is committed to supporting and developing a diverse intake of talented performers and creators. Learn more by visiting our study pages.