Funding Opportunity

The Graduate Fund

The Graduate Fund returns for its second year, focused on supporting recent graduates at a pivotal point, as they take their first steps into the wider industry following completion of their studies at the conservatoire.

The programme provides access to vital funding and a tailored programme of support which enables our alumni to test out new business ideas, develop their artistry or participate in additional training and mentoring opportunities as they embark on their careers in the wider industry.

What the programme witll involve:

- Dedicated artist/business support, provided by the Employability and Enterprise Team at Leeds Conservatoire.

- Specialist advice on applying for other funding programmes available in the sector, or on attracting in-kind support from other partners.

- A grant of up to £500, which can be utilised in full, or as part match funding towards specific business and/or artist development activity

The Graduate Fund is open to emerging artists and creative entrepreneurs who have previously studied at Leeds Conservatoire and completed a course in the academic year 2020/21.