Guidelines, FAQ and Application Form for the Phoenix Bursaries.

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Bursaries are available to GSA students graduating from the School of Fine Art, to help them to rebuild their practice following the fire in the Mackintosh building. Students who wish to apply should do so by the deadline of 16th July 2014. 


Everyone at The Glasgow School of Art (GSA) has been deeply affected by the fire in the Mackintosh Building but none more so than final year students in the School of Fine Art who were installing their degree show exhibitions when the fire broke out. Nobody’s work has escaped unscathed, and some have seen their entire final year’s output destroyed. At a distressing time for all many of this year’s Fine Art graduates have also be denied the opportunity to fully showcase their work as they had intended at the degree show and will miss out on this important opportunity to launch their professional careers. In recognition of this, the GSA, with the generous support of The Scottish Government, has established Phoenix Bursaries to help graduating students to create a new body of creative practice and launch their artistic careers in the months ahead. The scheme is open to any final year GSA student in the School of Fine Art (those graduating in June 2014). Phoenix Bursaries will provide an allowance towards their living expenses, a location in which to work for up to 15 weeks, up to 30 hours of supervision by an academic tutor and an allowance towards the cost of materials and consumables. The programme will culminate in the opportunity to show in a group exhibition to be held at GSA in early 2015. Please note these bursaries cannot be used as part of or linked to any form of study or academic course. 

Phoenix Bursary Guidelines
Application Form

Applications should be submitted to by the deadline of 5pm on 16th July 2014.

Please note there will be an applicant briefing session on Wednesday 25th June at 1pm in the Barnes Lecture Theatre. After this point queries can be emailed to