Idlewild Trust: Arts Grants – Nurturing Young Professionals

Arts & Culture

The Idlewild Trust awards grants of up to £5,000 to UK registered charities with programmes that encourage and nurture the talent of young professional musicians, dancers, actors, writers and artists in the performing, fine and applied arts aged 18 and over. Programmes need to be run by professional organisations that are UK registered charities with a strong track-record. Programmes need to involve young professionals with training or experience who will then be ready to launch or develop their early professional career.

The Trust will also consider programmes of high quality for other young professionals working creatively within the performing, fine and applied arts including composers, curators and theatre-makers (directors, designers, producers, writers and choreographers).

Grants will not be awarded for:

  • Education or Talent Development programmes for under 18 year olds
  • Programmes with the primary purpose of general social and personal development
  • Programmes with the primary purpose of introducing young people aged 18 and over or young adults to a particular aspect of the arts
  • Programmes that work with young people to help prepare them for entry to graduate-level training or similar (eg: dance schools, music colleges, conservatoires). We only consider programmes at the next stage of their development once they have received initial training and/or experience.
  • Programmes for just one person
  • Commissioning of new works, touring programmes, performances, productions, festivals, exhibitions & displays unless this is as part of a specific programme to nurture emerging and young professionals within the fine and applied arts.
  • Management and Administrative career development programmes
  • Projects involving trips or tours abroad.

Deadline: Continuous rolling programme. Forthcoming deadlines: 7 February 2019, midnight and 5 September 2019, midnight.

For more information and how to apply please click here.

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