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Bursary for young poets/artists | 30-Nov-13

There's one week left for playwrights, poets and novelists aged 18-30 to apply for the £30,000 Sky Academy Arts Scholarships (previously known as the Futures Fund). The final deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 6 December.

Sky Arts, in association with IdeasTap, is giving away five £30,000 bursaries and mentoring support to talented artists, including poets,  aged 18-30 from the UK or Ireland. There are six categories:

*Performing arts: theatre-makers including directors, spoken word artists, puppeteers and live artists

*Dance: dancers and choreographers

*Music: musicians, composers, songwriters and conductors

*Visual art: including painters, sculptors, photographers, animators and digital artists

*Creative producing: this category is open to creative producers working in visual arts, theatre, film and performance/dance

*Creative writing: including playwrights, novelists, graphic novelists and poets - but not film or TV scripts

The five winners won't necessarily come from five different categories: the judges will pick the five entries they believe to be the strongest overall.

To apply, you must be an IdeasTap member (it's free to join)  aged 18-30 on the closing date and either be a citizen of the UK or Ireland or have been resident in the UK or Ireland for the last five years. Either way, you must currently be living in the UK or Ireland to apply. You must only apply in one category - choose whichever category you think best suits your work. The closing date for entries is 6th December 2013.

Ideastap website

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