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WaterBear x Music Venue Trust Scholarship 2024

WaterBear has teamed up with the Music Venue Trust to offer this scholarship award for 2024.

The scholarship will cover all tuition fees for one lucky student throughout their master's degree at WaterBear. The courses eligible for the scholarship award are our 1-year on-site MA Music Business, 1-year on-site MA Music Performance, Production & Business, 1-year on-site MA Songwriting, and the 1-year online MA Songwriting degree, which can be studied from September 2024.

To be in with a chance of securing this fantastic opportunity please complete the form below and ensure you read the 'how to apply' and 'terms and conditions' sections carefully. Good Luck!

“We are thrilled to partner with WaterBear on this exceptional scholarship opportunity. This 1-year, fully funded bursary is a significant step towards nurturing the next generation of music industry professionals from the grassroots level.”

- Toni Coe-Brooker, Campaigns & Communications Lead at Music Venue Trust.

Deadline for applications is 23rd August 2024

The Music Venue Trust

The Music Venue Trust, a UK charity founded in January 2014, aims to protect and improve grassroots music venues, ensuring their long-term future. The Trust highlights the importance of iconic venues such as the Hull Adelphi, Exeter Cavern, and The 100 Club, which are vital for developing British music. These venues provide a platform for local talent to develop their careers and skills, benefiting artist development, the music industry, and local communities alike.

https://www.musicvenuetrust.com/

Key Information 

Applications open: 1st July 2024 
Applications close: 23rd August 2024 

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How to Apply

1. Please complete the form below providing a personal statement telling us about your background, your music and why you would benefit from this scholarship. Tell us where you would like to take your music in the future. This can be submitted in a written format (approx. 1000 words) or a video (approx. 5 minutes).

2. Include links to at least 3 filmed or recorded performances. These can be studio or live performances; phone video is fine and audio quality needs to be good enough that we can clearly identify the parts and performances. If you are sending a collaborative performance, please make your own contribution clear.

3. Please also confirm in the email that you have read and understood the Music Venue Trust Scholarship Terms & Conditions (see below).

4. Ensure you get your completed application with all requested information to us by the deadline of Friday 23rd August 2024.

5. WaterBear will be in contact with you thereafter with news about your application and whether or not you have been successful. All applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 30th August 2024.

About this Course

Our 1-year on-site MA Music Business, 1-year on-site MA Music Performance, Production & Business, 1-year on-site MA Songwriting, and our 1-year online MA Songwriting degree are designed to give you the perfect blend of artistic freedom alongside practical strategies to forge your own career. The degree is built on three fundamental elements – your music, your career and your projects. It deals with what really matters in the industry. It will expand your options and push you to create original, boundary-shifting music. It’s fully accredited and run-in close partnership with one of the UK’s leading specialist universities for the creative industres, Falmouth University.

Terms and Conditions

Applications to the Music Venue Trust Scholarship by students enrolling on our 1-year on-site MA Music Business, 1-year on-site MA Music Performance, Production & Business, 1-year on-site MA Songwriting, and our 1-year online MA Songwriting degree at WaterBear are subject to the following Terms and Conditions:

 

1. One (1) the Music Venue Trust Scholarship place is available for the start of the 2024-2025 academic year. The successful recipient of the Scholarship award will be selected by an independent industry panel whose decision will be final.

2. The Scholarship award application is open to new students applying to study the 1-year on-site MA Music Business, 1-year on-site MA Music Performance, Production & Business, 1-year on-site MA Songwriting, or the 1-year online MA Songwriting degree.

3. Applications can be submitted from Monday 1st July 2024 will remain open until Friday 23rd August 2024. The successful applicant will be announced by Friday 30th August 2024.

4. The successful recipient of the Music Venue Trust Scholarship award will be notified by email from WaterBear to inform them directly of the decision. WaterBear will celebrate the news of the Scholarship award being made by running the story across the usual media outlets.

5. The Scholarship award will cover tuition fees for a 1-year on-site MA Music Business, 1-year on-site MA Music Performance, Production & Business, 1-year on-site MA Songwriting, or 1-year online MA Songwriting degree.

6. The Scholarship award is for tuition fees only and does not cover living expenses or other associated course costs.

7. Course entry requirements apply. WaterBear welcomes applications from non-standard applicants and mature students. WaterBear can advise on your suitability for the course.

8. The successful recipient of the Music Venue Trust Scholarship award agrees to participate in press and PR opportunities as required and to provide quotes and updates where appropriate.

9. WaterBear will immediately cease any award associated with the Music Venue Trust Scholarship being made if: a) The student in receipt of the Music Venue Trust Scholarship withdraws from the programme of study; b) The student in receipt of the Music Venue Trust Scholarship is suspended or excluded from WaterBear; c) The student in receipt of the Music Venue Trust Scholarship is unable to continue their studies at WaterBear; d) The student in receipt of the Music Venue Trust Scholarship has made any misrepresentation or acted fraudulently or dishonestly in their application.

10. WaterBear Education reserves the right to withdraw the Scholarship and associated awards if any of these terms and conditions are not met.

11. There is no cash or cash equivalent associated with the Music Venue Trust Scholarship award.

MVT x WaterBear Scholarship Application

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, please complete the application form below by the deadline of 23rd August 2024. Before submitting, please read the terms and conditions carefully and include all requested information. 

Thank you for your interest and good luck!

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118 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XG, UK  Map

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 726230

WaterBear Sheffield, Unit 4, Gatecrasher,
49 Eyre Lane, Sheffield S1 4RB, UK

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0) 1143 992720

Why We're WaterBear...

- ‘Water bear’ is the common name for a Tardigrade.
- Tardigrades are micro creatures, found everywhere on earth.
- They are the most resilient creatures known.
- They can survive and adapt to their surroundings, even in outer space.
- Their resilience and ability to adapt and survive inspires us in everything we do. We love them.

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