Funding Opportunity

Equity Bursary

Two annual awards of £500. Students are proposed by their tutors.

If you are on a higher or further education course lasting at least one year that is preparing you for work as a performer or creative practitioner, you can become an Equity Student Member as soon as you start your course.

The current cost of Student Membership is £18.75 per year. We’ll reserve your professional name, give you access to your local Equity branch, and help you to develop your business skills with regular FEU training at workshops around the country and online. In addition you’ll receive £2 million worth of Public Liability Insurance, and you’ll be invited to exclusive student member events around the UK.

Think of Equity student membership as a kick-start into the profession. It will help you build networks and communities beyond your course, and give you access to information and advice on your chosen profession (both on our website and in our branches) that you simply won’t get elsewhere.

By joining Equity you are taking an important step in your career. You are becoming part of an organisation with strong influence and nearly eight decades’ experience of successfully protecting the rights of artists and, when you finish your studies, the next step is to move into full Equity membership. This gives you a strong voice within your profession and access to a bigger range of membership benefits.

Equity Bursary Scheme: Two annual awards of £500. Students are proposed by their tutors.

Shaping the organisation: By becoming an Equity Student Deputy, you can help influence the organisation by attending events, submitting motions to our Council and even attending our Annual Conference!

Professional Development: Eligibility to apply to join the Actors’ Centre in London and to make use of all our free resources

Interested?