Mountview awarded £348,128 from the Leverhulme Trust

Mountview is delighted to announce that we have been awarded £348,128 over three years in support of scholarships by the Leverhulme Trust. This generous grant has more than doubled our funding from Leverhulme, allowing us to support a greater number of students embarking on their studies at Mountview, at a time when the need for scholarships has never been greater.

Encompassing the 2022/23 to 2024/25 academic years, the Leverhulme Arts Scholarships will support students enrolling on our full-time postgraduate courses, and undergraduate courses in Theatre Production Arts.

Mountview is committed to ensuring access for all with the talent and drive to succeed, and the support of the Leverhulme Trust is vital in helping us achieve this mission. Scholarships play an important role in removing the barriers to drama training and levelling the playing field for those historically excluded from the arts.

Commenting on the impact of the Leverhulme grant, joint Chief Executives Sarah Preece and Stephen Jameson said:

“We believe stages, workshops and rehearsal rooms should represent the vibrant diversity of our society. These scholarships will help us to welcome young people from all walks of life to study at Mountview, supporting our mission of ensuring talent and potential are the only requirements to train here. We cannot overstate how transformational this grant will be for our young artists, and thank the Leverhulme Trust for their ongoing championship of Mountview and our students.”

The Leverhulme Trust said:

“The creative arts sector is suffering badly because of the pandemic. New talent needs all the support that can be mustered to enable the next generation of artists to continue to develop their skills. The Leverhulme Trust Board hope that the extra funding will draw in new and diverse organisations who are helping the widest possible community of talented artists.”

If you’d like to find out more about our work supporting access to drama training here at Mountview, click here.

To find out more about Funding and Scholarship options at Mountview, click here.

To find out more about Leverhulme Arts Scholarships, click here.