Sky Academy invites IdeasTap members to apply for one of five £30,000 Arts Scholarships (€38,000). These life-changing bursaries, which include a programme of expert mentoring, allow each scholar to focus exclusively on their creative practice for an entire year. The scholarships are open to artists aged 18-30 and are designed to help emerging talent from a range of disciplines to develop their work and take their careers to the next level. In addition to financial support, winners are paired with business and creative mentors from Sky and their industry to support them along the way.
Sky Academy Arts Scholarships are open to individuals working in the following fields:
Performing arts: theatremakers including directors, spoken word artists, puppeteers and live artists
Dance: dancers and choreographers
Music: musicians, composers, songwriters and conductors
Visual arts: including painters, sculptors, photographers, animators and digital 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, graphic novelists and poets – but not film or TV scripts
The five winners won't necessarily come 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 (26 Feb 2015) and either be a citizen of the UK or ROI or have been resident in the UK or ROI for the last five years. Either way, you must currently be living in the UK or Ireland and be able to remain living in the UK or ROI for the duration of the scholarship to be eligible to apply.You must only apply in one category – choose whichever category you think best suits your work – and please select either a written OR filmed application when filling out the application form.
For further information, including tips and advice on sending the perfect application, head over to the dedicated Sky Academy Arts Scholarships section on the IdeasTap website.