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Arts Committee

Supporting and promoting the Arts within the University and the wider community.

The Arts Committee, or Standing Committee of Senate on the Arts, is a large committee representing the wide artistic interests of the University and local community.  The Committee is made up of both student representatives and staff, including representatives from key RUSU societies.

We provide grants (and guarantees against loss) for Arts initiatives across the university, in response to applications from staff and students.

Some examples of activities we've supported are:

  • Events at MERL and at the URE museum
  • Concerts and musical accompaniments, plus related events
  • Exhibitions to display arts related materials
  • Science Slam and related events
  • Collections-related bursaries to support cataloguing and conservation projects.

We meet once a term, and a steering group convenes a week before the committee to consider the applications and request further information from applicants as necessary.  Applications should be submitted by the deadlines given below.

Meeting dates for Academic Year 2019/20

Deadline for Applications

Arts Committee meeting

Tuesday 5 November 2019 at 5pm

Thursday 21 November 2019

Friday 24 January 2020 at 5pm

Thursday 6 February 2020

Friday 1 May 2020 at 5pm

Thursday 14 May 2020

How to apply

An application form and guidance was introduced in January 2019 which is intended to make applying for an award a little easier.  The documents can be accessed below:

Arts Committee Guidance

Arts Committee Application Form

The Steering Group reviews all submitted applications approximately a week before the full Committee, and the Secretary will be in touch at that point if there are any aspects of your application which need clarification or further detail.  This gives you the opportunity to review your application in the light of those comments, and make adjustments in time for the main meeting. 

The Secretary will inform applicants of the Committee's decision as soon as possible after the meeting.

Further Information

For further information on the Arts Committee, or questions on making an application, please contact the Secretary, Katie Smith, at or on 0118 378 7568.

Things to do now

Contact Us:

Katie Smith (Secretary)
+ 44 (0)118 378 7568


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