There are thousand of creative, passionate and ambitious people on IdeasTap. And they are all your potential collaborators.
Building on the huge success of Brain Wash’s zine, based on the Videodrome-inspired theme of Long Live the New Flesh, we’re very happy to launch a new round of The Anthology.
That’s right, we want you to curate and create your very own anthology – an online magazine/publication that we will fund and promote.
It can be on anything you like, as long as it’s chocked full of multi-disciplinary content by yourselves, your collaborators and IdeasTap members.
We're looking for a group (of three or more) from any discipline – illustration, animation, film, literature, photograph, anything – to take the helm. Your anthology could be a collection of poetry, an illustration zine, a photography journal, or all the above – whatever tickles your pickle.
The winning group will be given £2,000, support from the IdeasTap team and three months to design and produce an online readable PDF anthology. It can be as long as you like, but you must commit to whatever you propose in your application.
Here at IdeasTap, we strongly believe in rewarding hard work. So, you will be expected to use part of your prize money to pay other IdeasTap members for the content you commission from them. We give you the money, you spend the money and they earn the money: everybody’s happy.
As well as your online anthology, you will be expected to create some “making of” content, to live on your very own IdeasTap partner page, like this lovely one from the Brain Wash gang. We will upload it for you, but you will be expected to document the process, in video, images or text.
What we’re looking for:
• Applications from groups (minimum of three people, preferably more)
• An interesting, original theme with a clear content plan
• A defined strategy to involve IdeasTap members and find contributors
• Applicants who we believe can deliver and who will be able to effectively manage the budget
For advice on how to set up a magazine, read our article including tips from the experts.
To find out more about what Brain Wash got up to, visit their Anthology microsite.
The brief closes on Friday 29 June at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16-30 based in the UK. Please download and read the Terms and Conditions. If you have any technical queries, please visit our Help Centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.
Brief image: Planet collage 1981 by Vicki and Chuck Rogers via Flickr under a (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).
Follow this brief to download the application form
Before applying, make sure you have downloaded and read the Terms and Conditions.
1. Apply by clicking Follow this brief in the left-hand column.
2. You'll need to fill out the application form, so download it (below), fill it in and save it.
3. Click Apply now in the yellow box on the left. This will take you to a page headed Submit your response.
4. Give the name of your project and outline it in 100 words or less.
6. Upload your completed application form and press Submit.
To support your application you must also use your IdeasTap portfolio to post supporting material. The judges will look at your portfolio for examples of previous work, so make sure it's looking good.
You must have a photo uploaded to your profile, although it doesn't need to be a headshot and you won't be judged on the quality.
The brief closes on Friday 29 January at 5pm and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16-30 based in the UK. Please download and read the Terms and Conditions. If you have any technical queries, please visit our Help Centre. Late entries will not be accepted under any circumstances, including technical issues – so make sure you don’t leave your application to the last minute.