Helping emerging artists
Sky Arts offers an eclectic mix of the best music, arts, biographies, chat shows, film, drama and comedy on screen, reaching more than 6 million viewers every month. As well as creating ourselves we also want to champion creativity by supporting emerging artists.
Supporting the next generation
The Sky Arts Futures Fund is designed to help young talent working in visual art, theatre, performance art, music, dance or literature to boost their careers as working artists. The fund, run in partnership with charity IdeasTap is in its second year, supporting individuals aged 18 to 30 with a bursary of £30,000 each. Sky is also providing each artist mentoring by Sky leaders and arts industry experts to help them develop their commercial skills and knowledge. ??
Sky Arts Futures Fund is looking in particular for artists who can demonstrate how the fund will help develop their creative practice and take their work to the next level. Through the bursary and mentoring It is also important for artists to be able to convey how their work enhances or adds value to the UK’s cultural landscape.
We’ve had over 2,500 applications for Sky Arts Futures Fund to date and are supporting ten incredibly talented young artists:
Sky Arts Futures Fund 2012 artists: Daisy Evans, Opera Director; Phoebe Boswell, Visual Artist and Animator; Felix Mortimer, Theatre Director; Drew Roper, Animator; and Laurence Payot, Performance Artist.
Sky Arts Futures Fund 2013 artists: Aakash Odedra, Choroegrapher; Lu Sisi, Digital Artist; Sabrina Mahfouz, Writer and Poet; Mark Simpson, Composer; Kate Whitley, Creative Producer.
Our next steps
Find out more about our 2013 artists