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.
Drummer and composer Ollie Howell, one of our 2014 scholars, said: 'The freedom this scholarship provided me with gave me the confidence to really push myself creatively, and to dream as big as I can with my project. The constant support from Sky and IdeasTap throughout this year has opened up so many new avenues for my work, and has really helped me to evolve as an artist. It's been one of the best experiences of my life.'
There have been 15 Sky Academy Arts Scholars to date: Daisy Evans (opera), Phoebe Boswell (visual art), Felix Mortimer (theatre), Laurence Payot (visual art), Drew Roper (animation), Lu Sisi (digital art), Mark Simpson (music), Sabrina Mahfouz (performing arts), Aakash Odedra (dance), Kate Whitley (creative producing), Tom McDonagh (shadow puppetry), James Lomax (visual art), Eleesha Drennan (dance), David Shearing (theatre) and Ollie Howell (music).
To find out more or apply click here.