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British Council Creativity Economy Scholarships

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This is a unique opportunity for future leaders of the growing Indian creative economy.

We are delighted to announce that in partnership with the British Council we will be offering 3x full tuition fee scholarships for the MA Arts and Project Management course through the Creative Economy scholarship programme to start in September 2021.

Scholars with a background in creative arts, who can demonstrate their need for financial support and who aspire to be future leaders of the Indian creative economy are encouraged to apply.

Background

The creative economy is one of the most rapidly growing economic sectors of the world. The creative economy often leads the way in digital innovation, income generation, job creation and export earnings for national GDP.

Culture policy allied with public and private investment shapes the creative industries. This same industry drives economic growth and wealth creation.

The creative industries in publishing and literature, design, and fashion, performing arts and theatres, festivals and film, architecture and galleries, crafts and heritage can be transformational for people and places. The arts and creative industries teach us about ourselves and help us understand the stories of different cultures and people across the world.

The creative industries help shape society and build inclusive communities of diverse people and places. Collectively arts, heritage and international collaboration contribute to sustainable development. 

2022 marks the anniversary of India’s 75th year of Independence. The first cohort of creative economy students will graduate during the summer of 2022 and form an important nexus of cultural ambassadors for a British Council arts alumnus programme. The Ambassador role for the Creative Economy scholars toward a 2022 UK-India programme offers further opportunity to develop skills as future arts leaders, managers, and policymakers. We hope the alumnus will be central to strengthening the creative economy in India and South Asia in the long-term.

Eligibility criteria

We are looking for scholars who:

  •  are citizens and residents of India
  •  have applied and been offered a place on the MA Arts and Project Management course to start full-       time for the academic year from Sept/Oct 2021 – 2022
  •  can demonstrate a need for financial support
  •  are active in the field with work experience or a proven interest in their subject area
  •  are passionate about their course of study and are willing to engage as committed British Council cultural   ambassadors for the 2022 UK-India Season commemorating India’s 75th year of Independence
  •  applicants can apply for this scholarship opportunity once they have received their offer.

Main benefits

  • academic prestige - the UK’s universities are amongst the world’s leaders in creative economy studies in Arts Management and Culture Policy
  • economic support will include full tuition fees
  • industry connections and networking support
  • special support for mothers
  • well-being and mental health support

The application process for the scholarships will begin from 15 April 2021 and applications can be made below:

Course on offer

No. of scholarships available

UK university

Nationality

Application deadline

MA Arts and Project Management

3

Birmingham City University

Indian

July 11, 2021

How to apply

Please only apply once you have an offer for the MA Arts and Project Management course

In line with the above eligibility criteria please outline below why you feel you should receive of the 3 scholarships on offer drawing attention to the following:

  •  can demonstrate a need for financial support
  •  are active in the field with work experience or a proven interest in their subject area
  •  are passionate about their course of study and are willing to engage as committed British Council   cultural   ambassadors for the 2022 UK-India Season commemorating India’s 75th year of   Independence

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