Would £30,000 and mentoring from an industry and media expert help take your work to the next level?
If yes and you’re an artist aged 18 - 30, based in either the UK or Ireland then make sure you apply for Sky Arts Futures Fund – a life changing opportunity for young, emerging artists.
Sky Arts Futures Fund
Sky Arts channels offer an eclectic mix of the best contemporary and classical music, arts, biographies, chat shows, film, drama and comedy across Sky Arts 1 and Sky Arts 2 daily. Sky Arts also seeks to connect with culture on the ground, supporting and investing in the arts from leading organisations to emerging artists in the UK and Ireland through the Sky Arts Ignition Series. The Futures Fund is part of the Sky Arts Ignition Series and offers five artists each year £30,000 plus mentoring to help you develop your creative practice.
“Talent and creativity is thriving in the arts today, but we recognise that people can’t fulfil their potential and pursue their artistic ambitions without support,” comments James Hunt, Director of Sky Arts. “Sky has long been one of the UK’s biggest investors in the arts, both on and off screen, but we think it’s vital to uphold that commitment right across the board – individuals who are just starting out are equally as important as organisations with a wealth of experience behind them. This is why we’ve launched Futures Fund as part of Sky Arts Ignition - we’re hoping that we will be able to support and nurture the next generation of Bussells, Kennedys, Emins and Cumberbatches.”
Whether you want to direct a piece of theatre, choreograph a new dance piece, write a play, record an album, create a sculpture, a live art performance or produce, Sky Arts will give you the time and money to make it happen.They’ll also pair you with a mentor from Sky and the arts to help you develop your networks, skills and knowledge in the arts and the commercial sector.
We invite you to submit an application in one of five categories; Theatre, Writing and Performance; Music; Visual Art; Dance; Creative Producer.
Applications open on 25th September and close on 19th December.
Watch below to find out tips and advice from last years seminars in London, Manchester, Dublin and Edinburgh