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IF YOU’RE interested in the arts – and fancy experiencing, observing and researching how they approach it in other countries – this could be your opportunity.

Ten paid-for Travelling Fellowships are being awarded in the belief that the arts can play a unique role in older people’s lives, including those with dementia, and the contribution they make to society. The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is awarding the Fellowships in their 2013 Arts and Older People category, and the application process has just opened.

The awards form the second year of a three-year ‘Arts and Older People’ partnership with The Baring Foundation, a funding body supporting work in this field. Each year, The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust awards over 100 Travelling Fellowships to British citizens from all walks of life and from all over the UK to gain experience abroad in a wide range of interests. The aim is to bring back benefit and positive change to their profession and the UK as a whole.

Applications are judged on project merit, and the opportunities are available to adults of any age, gender, religion or ethnicity. Successful applicants will receive an average Fellowship grant of £6,000, covering travel, food, accommodation and insurance for approximately six weeks overseas.The deadline for applications is October 2.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust: 020 7799 1660. www.wcmt.org.uk