I stumbled across this link whilst I was looking for some information about design-related funding for educational initiatives. Rather than try to re-write the article I have quoted from it below. Sounds really interesting and useful. Anything that helps to support the creative industries gets my vote. This initiative includes Music, Performing Arts, Dance, Visual Art, Creative Producing and Creative writing.
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For the third year running Sky Arts, in association with’ IdeasTap’, is giving away five £30,000 bursaries and mentoring support to talented artists aged 18-30 from the UK and Ireland. And this year, it could be you…
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 together 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 and their industry to support them along the way.
Producer Kate Whitley, one of our 2013 Futures Fund artists, said:
“Winning the Futures Fund has been totally transformative for my work – as well as the financial support, it has offered a wealth of knowledge and experience that I would never have come across otherwise. It has completely turned the project around and helped it grow in ways that I couldn’t have even imagined!”