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Support the Next Generation of Creative Practitioners

Leeds Arts University is one of only a few independent art schools in the UK. The institution has roots dating back to 1846 and the original Leeds School of Art. We wish to ensure that all our students are able to realise their potential, regardless of their financial background. Your support will help future generations of artists and creatives flourish.

If Leeds Arts University has made a difference to you, and you would like to make a positive contribution to the future of our students, please consider making a donation. Gifts of every size have a lasting impact and Leeds Arts University is profoundly grateful to all those who support our work and our students.

Individuals choosing to study for a creative degree are facing increasing financial challenges. On top of tuition fees, costs associated with successfully completing an arts degree are often higher due to the extra expense of materials. Some financial support is provided through the University, however with your help we can do so much more to support our students.

The University is also grateful for all alumni who generously show their support in other ways; in sharing their knowledge with current students as visiting professionals, attendance at events, staying in touch and sharing their stories.

However you choose to give we would like to thank you for your continued support.

Alumni and Supporters Fund

The Leeds Arts University Alumni and Supporters Fund was set up in 2015 to enable support for current and future students. The fund is aimed at enriching the experience of students during their studies through providing individual bursaries. Undergraduate students are able to apply for £250-£500 for a research trip, to support a placement or to attend a fair or a conference.

The Anthony Earnshaw Bursary

The Anthony Earnshaw Bursary was set up by artist Patrick Hughes in memory of his friend, the surrealist artist Anthony Earnshaw, in 2016. The Bursary provides assistance towards the cost of studying.

The bursary is awarded annually to students studying a postgraduate course at Leeds Arts University.

Opportunities for Employers and Industry

We encourage partnerships and collaboration with industry and offer a wide range of ways for you to get involved. Find out more at Opportunities for Employers and Industry.

How to support us

If you are interested in offering students a bursary, award or scholarship, or in having a confidential and informal discussion about leaving a bequest to the University please contact us our Alumni Relations and Development Officer at, or by telephone on 0113 202 8142.

Leeds Arts University is an exempt charity. Find out more about tax relief when you donate to a charity at

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