Performing Arts Abroad Scholarship Database

Our staff maintains a database of over 50 scholarships that can be used by our participants on their programs. We update this database three times each year. It is presented in a Google Sheet that allows you to create filters and sort each column so you can find opportunities specific to you. Access the database here.

Program-Specific Scholarships:


Scholarship to study acting at Shakespeare’s Globe in London

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Spend two weeks of your summer training at Shakespeare’s Globe with professional actors, and journeying to Stratford-Upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and grave. Attend plays, tour backstage, train with professionals, and call London home while seeing the phenomenal theatre it has to offer. Application instructions here.

Scholarship to study Irish music on the banks of the River Shannon

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Ireland and train with the best Irish music practitioners in the world. Enjoy masterclasses, ensemble performances, travel to the Cliffs of Moher and other cultural sites, and a final performance with fellow musicians. Application instructions here.

Scholarship to intern at a dance studio in Barcelona

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Intern at a dance studio in Barcelona that we hand-pick for you based on your cover letter, resume, dance audition video, and an interview. You will spend at least 4 weeks of your summer living in Barcelona and immersing yourself in the vibrant arts scene that will surround you every day. Application instructions here.

Scholarship for Filmmaking Workshop in Paris

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Write, direct, and produce your own films with the guidance of professional filmmakers in France’s iconic capital city. You will work with high-level industry-standard equipment, and walk away with a reel of your work.  Application instructions here.

Scholarship for high schoolers to teach music in Costa Rica

Deadline: February 1, 2019

Collaborate with music educators in Costa Rica’s capital to bring music to young people from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. Live with a local Spanish-speaking homestay family, attend Spanish classes at a renowned language academy, enjoy daily Latin dance lessons, and bring your music into schools and other arts centers. Application instructions here.



We partner with an online funding platform called FundMyTravel, which includes an Online Fundraising Toolkit, an Offline Fundraising Guide, automated reminders to help you keep your campaign page active and fresh, and personalized support from a team of technicians that will help you make your fundraiser a success.  Our participants have raised over $30,000 using this service!  We know that international travel is not cheap, and we’re excited to help you raise the support you need to make your program happen. Get started here.

Concert Window

You are a performing artist. People pay to watch you perform. Why not host a benefit concert to raise money for your program? We recommend live-streaming your event using Concert Window, which allows you to include a suggested donation and the ability for your viewers to tip online during the performance (think Grandma sitting at her computer miles away saying “I’m so proud of my grandbaby!” Tip, tip tip!). We’ve had participants raise thousands of dollars doing this.


Bring a Friend

Anytime someone writes your name in the “Referred from a Friend” field on their paid application, you and your friend each receive $100 off your program. You recruit 5 of your friends to join? That’s $500 off for you and $100 off for each of them!


We often have travelers combine programs for a multi-destination experience. For every program after the first one, we will take $500 off. For example, if you’re doing three weeks in our Circus Arts in Costa Rica program, then off to London to study Shakespeare at the Globe, and ending your experience with a month training in West African dance in Ghana, that’s $1,000 off!

Alum Discount

Many of our alums come back a year or more after their program ready for more! As a PAA alum, you receive an automatic $500 off any program on our website.


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