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The Gane Travel Award – Bath Spa University

Receive a £1,000 grant to travel abroad and study art, design or craftsmanship.

Are you a second-year undergraduate within the Bath School of Art, Film and Media, or Bath School of Design?

If so, you’re eligible to apply for The Gane Trust Travel Award – a £1,000 grant enabling you to travel abroad and further your studies.

The Gane Trust

The Gane Trust is a Bristol-based charity, and its aim is to support people engaged in all aspects of craft, design, and the arts. It was founded in memory of Crofton Gane, the pioneering furniture designer (1877-1967).

For a number of years, The Gane Trust has provided an annual travel award for students studying at Bath Spa University. This year, there are two grants available – one for a student from Bath School of Art, Film and Media, and one for a student from Bath School of Design.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted via our online application form, along with a supporting statement from your tutor or course leader.

You'll need to include a brief synopsis (250-500 words) of your proposed travel plans, including an explanation of what you hope to achieve as a result of the visit and how this will impact on your future studies and employment prospects.

The deadline is 9.00am (GMT), Monday 4 March 2024.

Terms and Conditions

Please ensure that you read the terms and conditions and refer to the application guidelines for guidance on your application. 


Two awards are available: one for a School of Art, Film and Media student, one for a School of design Design student. 

To be eligible for the Award, you must be in the second year of your undergraduate studies at Bath School of Art, Film and Media, or Bath School of Design.

The two recipients of the Award will be decided by the Heads of the Bath School of Art, Film and Media and Bath School of Design, in consultation with course leaders from relevant subjects.

If you are successful, you'll also be asked to deliver a presentation to peers, staff and trustees and provide a 3,000-word written report detailing how the experience has influenced your practice, studies and future career.


The Award will be paid in two instalments. £800 will be paid to you prior to your trip, and the remaining balance will be paid when the Trustees have attended your presentation, as detailed above.

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