Applications for the next academic year (2022/23) are now closed
Studying at a leading performing arts college can be vital for future generations of performers to achieve their potential, but with living expenses and tuition fees rising the costs can be astronomical. We believe that a musician’s financial position shouldn’t be a barrier to delivering their full potential so we’re delighted to be able to remove some of the financial burden for Musical Theatre students through the Ian Fleming Musical Theatre Award.
Students who wish to study Musical Theatre (Voice and Musical Direction) can apply for financial support of up to £5,000 towards study and living costs for the next academic year.
Is this for me?
This support is for Musical Theatre students studying singing or musical direction who are either wishing to complete their final year of undergraduate study or undertake a postgraduate degree in the next academic year at one of the performing arts colleges listed in the below guide.
If you're not a student but are looking for financial support to release new music, embark on a music-led collaboration or work on your professional development, opportunities for support to bring your Musical Theatre plans to life are always available, find out about all our support here.
How to apply
Applications are currently closed but we would recommend signing up to our mailing list to be the first to hear when applications open again.
See the full eligibility and application guide here.
Please contact [email protected] if you have any queries regarding our eligibility criteria.
The Ian Fleming Charitable Trust was founded by Ian Fleming in 1972. The Trust’s initial focus was on supporting national charities in the field of support, relief and welfare, and charities involved in research on human diseases.
However, a performance of The Magic Flute by Scottish Opera gave Ian the idea of extending the support offered by the Trust to musicians.
In 1980, the Ian Fleming Charitable Trust Music Education Awards were established in partnership with Help Musicians. Outstandingly talented individual young musicians have been supported through Ian’s trust every year since, with costs towards their higher education studies.
Students from across the breadth of the UK are encouraged to apply.