The Deutsche Bank Awards for Creative Enterprise (DBACE) is an awards programme for final year undergraduate/postgraduate creative students and first year graduates, providing financial and business support to help launch creative careers.

The programme is now in its 25th year, and since 1993 it has supported the launch of over 200 ventures.

In 2017, five winners of five categories (Art & Photography, Craft & Design, Film, Performance and Music) will each win £10,000. All winners and shortlisted applicants will also receive two days of intensive small business training. Winners will also benefit from a business mentor to support them through the process of getting their ideas off the ground.

Applications for DBACE 2017 open on Monday January 16 2017, and close at midnight on Sunday March 12, 2017.

To apply, all you need to do is submit a plan that details your creative project or business. Applicants can get started on their plan now, by checking out our resources page.

If you are an aspiring artist, designer or performer with a creative idea, DBACE can provide the practical and financial support to bring your dream project to life. Sign up now and let’s make it happen.

Art & PhotographyArt & Photography
Craft & DesignCraft & Design

Colleges already registered

  • Aberystwyth University
  • Anglia Ruskin University
  • Arts University Bournemouth
  • Aston University
  • Bath School of Art and Design
  • Bath Spa University
  • Belfast School of Art
  • Birkbeck, University of London
  • Birmingham City University
  • Birmingham Conservatoire
  • Birmingham School of Art
  • Blackpool And The Fylde College
  • British Academy Of Jewellery
  • Brunel University
  • Bucks New University
  • Calderdale College
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • Cass Faculty of Art Architecture and Design (London Metropolitan University)
  • City & Guilds Of London Art School
  • City and Islington College
  • City University London
  • Colchester Institute
  • Coventry University
  • Croydon School of Art (University Centre Croydon)
  • De Montfort University
  • Drama Studio London
  • Edinburgh College of Art
  • Edinburgh Napier University
  • Falmouth University
  • Generation Arts
  • Glasgow School of Art
  • Goldsmiths (University of London)
  • Gray's School of Art, The Robert Gordon University
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Havering College
  • Herriot-Watt University
  • Hull College Group
  • Kidderminster College
  • King's College London
  • Kingston University
  • Lancaster University
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • Leeds College of Art
  • Leeds Metropolitan University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art
  • London College of Communication
  • London College of Fashion
  • London Contemporary Dance School
  • London Metropolitan University
  • London School Of Economics
  • London South Bank University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Manchester School of Art
  • Middlesex University
  • Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts
  • National Centre for Circus Arts
  • National Film And Television School
  • New College Of The Humanities
  • Newcastle University
  • Newlyn School of Art
  • Northumbria University
  • Norwich University of the Arts
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • Petroc
  • Plymouth College of Art
  • Plymouth University
  • Queen Margaret University
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Ravensbourne
  • Regents University London
  • Richmond the American University in London
  • Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
  • Rose Bruford College
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art
  • Royal Academy of Music
  • Royal Academy Schools
  • Royal Agricultural University
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Royal College of Art
  • Royal College of Music
  • Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • Royal Holloway (University of London)
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
  • Ruskin School Of Art
  • SAE Institute
  • School of Oriental and African Studies
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Southampton Solent University
  • St.Patrick's College, London
  • Staffordshire University
  • Swansea College of Art (University of Wales Trinity Saint David)
  • Teesside University
  • The University Of Manchester
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
  • Ulster University
  • University College London
  • University for the Creative Arts (UCA)
  • University Of Aberdeen
  • University of Bedfordshire
  • University Of Birmingham
  • University of Brighton
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Central Lancashire
  • University of Chester
  • University of Chichester
  • University of Cumbria
  • University of Derby
  • University of Dundee
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of East London
  • University of Essex
  • University Of Exeter
  • University Of Glasgow
  • University of Gloucestershire
  • University of Greenwich
  • University of Hertfordshire
  • University Of Highlands & Islands
  • University of Huddersfield
  • University Of Hull
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Lincoln
  • University Of Manchester
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Roehampton
  • University Of Salford
  • University of South Wales
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Suffolk
  • University Of Sunderland
  • University of the Arts London
  • University of the West of England
  • University of the West of Scotland
  • University of Warwick
  • University of West England
  • University of West London
  • University of Westminster
  • University of Winchester
  • University of Wolverhampton
  • University of York
  • Williams And Cleal Furniture School
  • Wimbledon College of Arts
  • Winchester School of Art
  • York St John University

Information for Universities and Colleges

Your support is vital in reaching students and graduates who could benefit from this award, which is why students are only eligible to apply when their University/College signs up to DBACE. To sign up, please complete this simple form.

We want to help you to promote the Awards to your students. Simply visit our Universities resources page to sign-up for online info sessions, access marketing material and download a presentation for you to deliver to your students.

We are also very keen to hear from Universities/Colleges interested in running DBACE workshops and presentations, and working in partnership on the Awards programme. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@dbace.uk.com.

About Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank is one of the largest financial institutions in the world.  It has a history for supporting the arts  and possesses one of the most significant corporate contemporary art collections in the world, The Deutsche Bank Collection.  The Awards are a natural extension of this commitment and to our core business.

The Awards are part of the bank’s global enterprise programme Made for Good, which supports the success of pioneering ideas and business models to help drive positive change in society.

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