Vulnerable Artist Fund Bursary 2022 | How to Apply

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The application for the Vulnerable Artist Fund Bursary for the academic year 2021/2022 is now open by the Lockdown Collection for all South African and foreign students in South Africa.


The Lockdown Collection hereby invites all outstanding students to apply for the Vulnerable Artist Fund bursary. It is meant for students that intend to, or are currently studying towards degree and diploma programmes that are aligned to the following listed below:

  • Tertiary institution programmes

The Vulnerable Artist Fund bursary programme assists by supporting financially deserving students with great academic potential to take their first steps in achieving their dreams and obtaining their undergraduate degree. Vulnerable Artist Fund bursary programme aims to fund academically deserving students who do not have the financial means to study full-time towards an undergraduate degree.

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Who is eligible for a Vulnerable Artist Fund bursary?

  • Bursaries will be awarded to students currently registered and studying in the field of Visual Arts.
  • Grants will be awarded to both South African and Foreign National students currently studying in South Africa.
  • Students studying at institutions such as universities, colleges or community arts programmes are eligible.
  • Before you complete this application we advise you to gather the following documents that you will need to upload at the end of the application form.
  • Please ensure that you have labelled your uploads with your name and what the upload is (e.g Themba K Bank Statement). Failure to label your upload correctly may result in a disqualification.


  • 3-months personal current bank statements to indicate financial need
  • Student banking details/ or institution banking details
  • Evidence of your cost of fees
  • Proof of registration/letter of acceptance from your institution
  • Latest academic report
  • Upload 3 images of your work
  • A reference letter endorsing your application (and need/eligibility) from an educator or at your institution with contact details.
  • A clear copy of your Id/passport document.
  • A current profile picture of you. No sun glasses, or anything that will obstruct your face.


In order for your application to be processed, please ensure that you complete all sections of the application form and attach all supporting documents. All applications must be submitted online. Applications received via any other platform will not be processed.


  • Completed applications need to be submitted by no later than 31 July 2021.

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Leonel Schuster
Leonel Schuster

Kathryn has been Teacher at Alliant International University since 2013. He began to write about admission details at Course Discovery.

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