Bursaries for South African students

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Arts Bursaries South Africa


Students who are interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts may choose from a variety of disciplines – this include a variety of “on the scene” roles, such as: Actor, Broadcast presenter, Dancer, Musician, Private music teacher, Production designer, as well as “behind the scene” roles, which include: Dance movement psychotherapist, Dramatherapist, Make-up artist, Music therapist, Theatre director, Theatre manager, Theatre stage manager.

The arts faculty also includes visual arts, such as: Animator, Art therapist, Arts administrator, Ceramics designer, Community arts worker, Exhibition designer, Fashion designer, Fine artist, Furniture conservator/restorer, Furniture designer, Games developer, Glass blower/designer, Graphic designer, Heritage manager, Illustrator, Industrial/product designer, Interior and spatial designer, Jewellery designer, Make-up artist, Medical illustrator, Museum/gallery conservator, Museum/gallery curator, Museum/gallery exhibitions officer, Photographer, Press photographer, Printmaker, Production designer, Textile designer, Web designer.

If you are interested in pursing a career in one of the above mentioned roles, please see below our list of scholarships/ bursaries.

Performing Arts – Dance, Drama & Music
1) FAK Music Bursary
2) SAMRO Bursary (Music Performance Study)
3) SAMRO Bursary (General Music Study)
4) SAMRO Bursary (Music Technology Study or Music Business Study)
5) Grahamstown Foundation Scholarships – WJB Slater Scholarship Post-graduate Bursary
6) SAMRO Music Awards (Composition Study) Bursary
7) SAMRO (Music Education Study or Community Music Study)


Visual Arts
1) Arcelor Mittal Bursary for Artisans
2) Australian National University (ANU) Scholarship
3) National Arts Council of SA (Undergraduate) Bursary

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