Ideas Tap can open up a range of benefits for creatives. The networking charity shares opportunities with around 135,000 creative people and said “it takes about a minute to become a member.” It’s free to join and you can apply for briefs and funding, see the latest arty jobs, sign up for career development sessions at the Ideas Tap Spa and build an online eportfolio.
Currently Ideas Tap has twenty £500 grants for creative projects, divided into two age categories for you to apply either as an individual or as part of a group project: (1) 16-22 year olds and (2) aged 23-30. Deadline for this brief is 28 May 2014. Ideas Tap said: “In the past we’ve funded everything from dance and film projects to music videos and photography collectives. Whatever creative field you work in, we’ll consider your application – take a look at some previous winners. We’re looking for projects that are inspiring, original, innovative and that we think you can realistically deliver. We’ll be inviting a panel of expert judges to pick their favourites. If you’re thinking of applying to this brief, why not join the Ideas Fund group where you can talk to other applicants, ask questions, discuss your ideas, and be the first to find out about future rounds of funding? Okay, so here’s the boring bit. It’s really important that you read the terms and conditions before applying. In the last round several projects made themselves ineligible due to simple mistakes. Download the terms and conditions here.”
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