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At the heart of English folk
Artists' Bursaries

Artists' Bursaries

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) offer a range of valuable professional development opportunities for artists.

The Seed Funding and Creative Bursaries are now closed. New bursaries are announced, and open for applications in the Spring of each year. 

Our current schemes are:

Seed Funding

A fixed award aimed at emerging artists with an idea for a project rooted in English folk music. This award can help fund an element, or the entirety of the plan. EFDSS will support the project where required, and offer advice on future development and opportunities.

Creative Bursaries

An award that is aimed at more established artists, who are able to demonstrate a high level of quality, imagination and ambition in their work. The programme offers funding, space and support for artists from any art form or genre who want to explore creative new work that is rooted in the English traditional folk arts.

Image credits: Rowan Rheingans (Stokeparker), Ben Walker (Mick Harding) & Rob Harbron (Elly Lucas), Ian Stephenson (ABCassidy), Stick in the Wheel (Toby Amies), Creative Bursaries 2018




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