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Durham University


Durham University Arts Management Group

The Covid-19 (coronavirus) infection has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organisation.

The health and wellbeing of our students and colleagues is our top priority and we are working hard across the University community to prepare for the possible spread of the virus, provide up to date information and advice and offer support as the situation develops.

Please see: for full details.

Given this unprecedented situation and travel restrictions it is unlikely that we will be able to fund events or travel and as a result the fund is currently closed for applications. We will of course monitor the situation and provide updated information as and when possible..

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni the University are able to provide small awards to support individual students and groups of students who wish to further their development and undertake ventures in any of the branches of the arts, for example theatrical and musical productions, photographic exhibitions or arts magazines.

Level of Study


Mode of study

Full time & Part time

Year of Entry

Current students in the academic year 2019/20


All programmes

Further Information

  • If you receive support for an activity you must submit your final accounts and/or your report before an additional application can be considered.

  • Due to funding restrictions the Arts Management Group are unable to approve applications for consumable items.

  • Funding will be provided for personal developement rather than career or academic development.

  • Retrospective applications will not normally be considered i.e. activities which are scheduled to take place before each terms outcome notification date.

Applications accepted from

5th November 2020

Please note: With the exception of the Easter term, applications not received by the relevant term's deadline will be carried forward for consideration at the next scheduled meeting.

Application deadline:

  • Michaelmas Term: 18th November 2019
  • Epiphany Term: 24th January 2020
  • Easter Term: Current closed

When candidates will hear the outcome of their application:

  • Michaelmas Term: by 7th December 2019
  • Epiphany Term : by 17th February 2020
  • Easter Term: Currently closed

In order to make an application for funding, please following the instructions below and please ensure you complete all the relevant sections - incomplete applications will not be accepted:

Group Applications:

  1. Complete the online application form here
  2. Send an EXCEL spreadsheet of your organisation accounts to Please ensure the name of your Orgianisation is shown on the spreadsheet.

Individual Applications:

  1. Complete the online application form here
  2. If you would like to provide any additional information to support your application please email a word document to Please ensure your name and fund you are applying to is clearly shown on the document.

Your application will be considered by academic members of the University with expertise in Music and Arts along with colleagues from Experience Durham with relevant experience

For further information or advice:

Online enquiry


Phone: +44 (0)191 334 6395

A significant amount of the funding available to students to support their extra-curricular interests and personal development has been made possible from the generous donations of the University's Alumni. To ensure that this support continues in the future current students are needed to work on the Annual Giving Programme telephone fundraising campaign. If you would be interested in giving your time to help future students and in return gain some valuable experience as well as financial incentives, please contact the Development and Alumni Relations Office. (

“"I am a Classics student, but I aspire to work as a TV producer after I graduate. Having gained experience of film-making with the Durham Student Film Society (of which I am Vice President) I founded Durham Student TV, a society which aims to produce TV programmes made by students, for students. Our funding from the Arts Management Fund allowed us to buy a camera to make these videos, without which this enterprise would not have been able to come to its successful fruition."”

Zenia Selby, BA Classics