Support the Next Generation of Creative Practitioners.

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.  Student fees have increased substantially to £9,250 per year, on top of this the 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 Fund

The Leeds Arts University Alumni 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.  In 2017-18 we were able to provide our first bursaries to support travel and research.  Undergraduate students will be able to apply for £250-£500 for a research trip, to support a placement or to attend an art/design fair or a conference.  

Four Alumni Fund Bursaries were awarded to students in 2018 read more about their experience here.

Image: Final year BA (Hons) Visual Communication student Emily Maloney during her four day placement working with designer Max McMurdo at his studio in Bedfordshire in 2018.

The Anthony Earnshaw Bursary

Anthony Earnshaw

Image: Anthony Earnshaw.  Photograph Michael Woods.

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 costs for students studying Access to HE Diploma (Art & Design) at Leeds Arts University.

The bursary is awarded annually to students studying the Leeds Arts University Access to HE Diploma.

Earnshaw Prize 1

Image: Zsazsa Cooper-Williams 2017 winner, receiving the prize with Course Leader Adam Stone.

Find out more about the winners for 2017 here, 2018 here and 2019 here

Principal’s Post Graduate Scholarship

Undergraduate Financial Support