IdeasTap are a not-for-profit organisation that helps young people break into the creative industries. We offer all kinds of free opportunities including funding, advice and networking to help young people develop their creative careers. We’re also partnered with major arts organisations including Old Vic New Voices, National Youth Theatre, National Skills Academy for Creative and Cultural, Magnum Photos and NSDF.

Earlier this year, we teamed up with Sky Arts to give two emerging artists from any discipline £30,000 each. We’re now re-launching this award, through which we’re hoping to give away three bursaries of £30,000 each.

To give people advice on how to apply and what we’re looking for, we’re holding free Q&A sessions across the UK and ROI and have enlisted industry experts to help. On Wednesday 14th December, our expert panel will lead an afternoon seminar at the Science Gallery in Dublin.

We’re keen to make this opportunity accessible to as many young creative people aged 18-30 as possible, so please pass this information on to anyone you feel might be interested.

You can read more about Sky Arts Ignition: Futures Fund and the seminars here:

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