Sky Arts – Scholarships of £30k available for emerging talent including playwrights!

(Note: this opportunity is open to playwrights but not TV/ Film scripts)

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. Get ready to give up that day job…

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.

How to apply: apply through IdeasTap where you will be asked to upload supporting material

Deadline: 26 February 2015

Source: IdeasTap Creative Briefs

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