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Student Performance Funding

Student Performance Funding

Student as Producer (Performance) grants are in place to support undergraduate and postgraduate (PGT and PGR) students at the University of Warwick who wish to create and develop a performative project on campus. This funding stream is available to students from all departments and you can request up to £500.

Assessment Criteria

We will assess applications using the following criteria:

Timescale: Has a detailed description of activity over the course of the project been offered? Does this include clear project 'milestones', such as the planned dates of key events, travel, performances, and/or workshops?

Aims, Approaches and Activities: Are they clear and realistic? Is the design and methods apporopriate to the aims? Are research questions (if any) clearly framed? Are the planned activities detailed, including mention of others involved? Is the project grounded in any of the existing relevant literature?

Outcomes and Dissemination: Are project outcomes clear, with appropriate plans for sharing and embedding insights learned? How are project insights to be shared with the institution and across disciplines? Have they incorporated or considered internal / external workshops, conference presentations, web-resources, publications?

Budget: Is a realistic and fully-costed budget provided?

Compatability with IATL's aims: To what degree does the project meet IATL's aims? It is interdisciplinary, international, inclusive, innovative?

Application Deadlines

  • Midnight on Wednesday 28 June 2017 for performance slots in the autumn term of 2017-18
  • Midnight on Wednesday 06 December 2017 for performance slots in the spring term of 2017-18
  • Midnight on Wednesday 14 March 2018 for performance slots in the summer term of 2017-18

Project Report

All IATL funding recipients will need to submit a final report on completion of their project. This can take the form of a written report (1500-2000 words), films, podcasts, reflective journals or other resources.


Space to learn

IATL manage a number of teaching and learning spaces on campus including the Humanities Studio (a black box theatre space). Students sucessfully awarded with a Student as Producer (Performance) grant are able to make authorised advance bookings of these spaces for workshops, rehersals and performances related to their funded project. Please email IATL dot spaces at warwick dot ac dot uk with any questions.

Technical Support

All performances that require use of theatre lighting or staging blocks will need to be fully risk assessed and supported by IATL's Freelance Theatre Technician. All costs associated with this work (charged at an hourly rate) will need to be factored into your overall budget. Please contact us at IATL at warwick dot ac dot uk for rates and further information.

Funding Guidelines

Delivery of Funding

Once a project has been approved for funding a payment for 80% of the total amount will be raised. Remaining funds will be released on reciept of a satisfactory final report and a statement of expenditure (fully supported by reciepts). We reserve the right to reclaim any funds which remain unspent by the end of the project.

Management of Funding

Grants may be used for the following:
  • Creating a public performance (theatre piece, film screening, art instalation etc.);
  • Developing a script through workshops and rehearsed readings;
  • Technical assistance; costumes, props, sets; publicity required to support the performance element;
Grants may not normally be used for:
  • Theatre tickets;
  • Internships or work experience;
  • Payment for time spent on the project;


Application are currently closed

You are welcome to discuss any aspect of your application with the IATL team. Please contact us at IATL at warwick dot ac dot uk.