Bristol Ferment – Leverhulme Arts Scholar’s 2019/20

Cost: £5000 bursary + 12 months bespoke support from Bristol Ferment

Organiser: Bristol Old Vic Ferment

Announcing the return of Bristol Old Vic’s Ferment Leverhulme Scholarships for 2019!

Supported by the Leverhulme Trust, Bristol Ferment are again offering five scholarships to brilliant artists across disciplines living and making work in the South West.

Each recipient will receive a £5000 bursary and a bespoke 12 months of support from Bristol Ferment, including plenty of opportunities to engage with Ferment activity – from sharing a piece of work in the Fortnights, to having a space to work regularly, to spending time away with other scholars on a week-long residential; it’s all part of the package.

This opportunity exists to support individuals to think about their own creative development; what might you need over the next year? We would encourage applicants to think about their practice when registering an interest; tell us about you & your experience and what you are excited to explore and experiment with, don’t try and focus on a specific project.

We understand that sometimes the best way to support artists is to fund the individual, without the pressure of outcome – a previous Leverhulme scholar described their year as an opportunity to ‘breathe in’, a chance to sustain and reflect before moving forwards with renewed ambition.

If this sounds like the opportunity for you and you’d like to apply for a Leverhulme Scholarship, please completing the form via the link below. You’ll be asked to give some of your details and please choose to complete one of the following;

  • A short statement of no more than 4000 characters
  • A youtube/vimeo link to a video of no more than 2 minutes on the same subject

Please apply via:

Closing date for applications: 5pm, 20 Dec 2018.

If you’d like to have an informal chat with Ferment Producer Ben Atterbury about this opportunity, please drop him a line at

We understand forms don’t work for everyone – if you would like to apply, but would rather a different format to what is listed here, email Ben to make an alternative arrangement.


Bristol Old Vic



Contact Details

Ben Atterbury
+44 (0)117 949 3993


Opportunity title: Bristol Ferment – Leverhulme Arts Scholar’s 2019/20
Expiry Date: 2018-12-20T00:00:00+00:00