Sky Arts Futures Fund

The fund, run in association with IdeasTap, annually supports five talented young artists by offering each a £30,000 bursary and mentoring

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Posted: 10/07/2013

Sky Arts recognises that there’s an incredible amount of young talent in the arts today, but finding a way to get your work made is an ever-present challenge – so we’re on the lookout for five more artists to support.

The fund is designed to help emerging artists from a range of different disciplines to develop their creative practice and take their work to the next level. In addition to the £30,000 bursary, winners are also paired with relevant business and creative mentors from Sky to support them along the way.

There have been 10 lucky winners to date: Daisy Evans, Phoebe Boswell, Felix Mortimer, Laurence Payot, Drew Roper, Lu Sisi, Mark Simpson, Sabrina Mahfouz, Aakash Odedra and Kate Whitley.

The fund is now open to applications from artists working in the following fields:

• Performing arts: theatre-makers including directors, spoken word artists, puppeteers and live artists

• Dance: dancers and choreographers

• Music: musicians, composers, songwriters and conductors

• Visual art: fine artists, sculptors, photographers, animators and video artists

• Creative producing: do you bring together disparate parts of culture in exciting and innovative ways? This category is open to creative producers working in visual arts, theatre, film and performance/dance

• Creative writing: including playwrights, novelists and poets.

There won’t necessarily be a winner from five different categories. Looking at all the applications, the judges will pick the five entries they believe to be the strongest overall.

To apply, you must be an IdeasTap member aged 18-30 on the closing date of Friday 6th December 2013 and either be a citizen of the UK or Ireland or have been resident in the UK or Ireland for the last five years. Either way, you must currently be living in the UK or Ireland to apply. It’s free to become an IdeasTap member and just takes a few minutes – sign up here.

Application Process

To apply for the Sky Arts Futures Fund, head to the Ideas Tap website. Applications close at 5pm on Friday 6th December 2013.

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