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MA/MFA Creative Practice & Gill Clarke Bursaries

Now in its tenth year, MA/MFA Creative Practice run by Trinity Laban, Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance is open to application to artists wishing to start the course in Autumn 2020.

It is designed to provide a flexible programme of study and an environment of rigorous creative enquiry, supporting practicing artists in their further development. Studio practice is accompanied by reflective and theoretical study; modules are devised to be conversant with one another, allowing for an interdisciplinary approach individual research. Areas of study range across perspectives, including theoretical and philosophical underpinning of arts practice, in visual art, film making, writing and embodied practice and other disciplines.

The programme is divided into two strands: Transdisciplinary and Dance Professional Practice.  Anyone interested in applying is welcome to have an informal conversation.


Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance are also offering bursaries of between 5k – 8k to support students on the MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway. The bursaries, named after founder Gill Clarke, are supported by The Leverhulme Trust.

International and UK-based students are eligible for bursary awards.
Please note that other bursaries to support study are also available from Trinity Laban.

To be able to apply for a bursary, you must have applied and been accepted onto the MA/MFA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway.

Deadline for bursary applications for 2020/21: Monday 22 June, 5pm.

On time deadline for course applications to be able to apply for the Gill Clarke Bursary: 15 June 2020.
Applications to the course can be submitted after this date, but won’t be eligible for the Gill Clarke Bursary.

For more information, click here or contact info@independentdance.co.uk