£30,000 bursaries for creatives

From Ideas TapIdeas Tap-logoSky Arts and Ideas Tap are giving away five bursaries of £30,000 each to emerging artists aged 18-30. The bursaries are designed to help talented individuals from a range of creative disciplines focus on their creative practice for a whole year. In addition to the funding, winners are paired with creative and business mentors to support their development.  

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The Futures Fund is open to UK and Irish applicants working in the following fields:


  • Performing arts ­ theatre-makers including directors, producers, puppeteers and live artists
  • Dance ­ including dancers and choreographers
  • Music ­ including composers, songwriters, conductors and musicians
  • Visual art ­ including painters, photographers, animators, digital artists
  • Creative producing – for people who bring together different 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 – but not film or TV scripts

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 6 December. Find out more and apply here. Contact at Ideas Tap: Cathy Thomas on 0207 036 9095 or cathy@ideastap.com