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NCJAA Bursary Scheme 2022

NCJAA Bursary Scheme 2022

NCJAA Bursary Scheme 2022

2022 Bursary Scheme Now Open

The National Criminal Justice Arts Alliance (NCJAA) is excited to launch its 2022 Bursary Scheme. Delivered in partnership with Arts Council England, grants totalling £16,000 are available to support arts practitioners working in criminal justice settings to access training and development opportunities.

The 2022 Bursary Scheme launches at a challenging time for our sector as we emerge from lockdown and work towards recovery from the impact of Covid-19. The way arts practitioners working in criminal justice settings function and deliver services has adapted. The 2022 Bursary Scheme aims to ensure that financial constraints do not prevent anyone from accessing the training and development opportunities they now need.

What does the 2022 Bursary Scheme cover?

Applications are now open for grants of up to £500. This can cover training, courses, or professional development opportunities such as conferences and workshops. The grant can also be used for travel expenses, childcare costs and other access needs – please contact us to discuss further.

Who can apply?

The 2022 Bursary Scheme is open to any of the following:

  • NCJAA network subscribers from England or Wales
  • organisations or independent/freelance arts practitioners
  • applicants with a commitment to the arts and criminal justice sector

How will applications be assessed?

Applications will be assessed by a panel of experts in the field of arts in criminal justice. Applications are more likely to be successful if they demonstrate:

  • experience and/or commitment to the arts and criminal justice sector
  • details of how the grant will be used and what skills/knowledge it develops
  • organised and fully costed plans
  • grants will unlock an opportunity that would have been inaccessible to you

The NCJAA supports and celebrates work from those with diverse experiences. We will prioritise people whose applications meet the above criteria and have protected characteristics; lived experience or are from racially minoritised backgrounds.

How can I apply?

  1. Read the guidance document for the essential details about the 2022 Bursary Scheme. This includes advice on what can be applied for, what to include in your application and the decision-making process.
  2. Complete and submit the online application form before the deadline of midnight on Sunday 29 May 2022.

We also encourage applications by video (or other medium) for anyone with access needs. Please contact us by email to discuss these options further or if you have any other questions about the 2022 Bursary Scheme.


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