Sky Academy Arts Scholarships

They are back and you can help us spread the word!


Each year, Sky Academy support young artists through Sky Academy Arts Scholarships, offering five artists aged 18-30 from the UK and Ireland £30k towards the development of an artistic project and the cost of living for one year, along with mentoring from Sky and the arts industry. 

The aim is to support young artists and help take their work to the next level.

We're excited to announce that applications for 2016 are now open, and we'd love your help in spreading the word and encouraging young artists in your networks to apply by joining our Sky Academy Arts Scholarships social media Thunderclap.

A Thunderclap is a crowd-speaking platform allowing a single tweet or Facebook post to be mass-shared, flash mob style, allowing it to rise above the noise of usual social media.

We've created a message calling all young artists to apply - to join in and post it, all you need to do is visit our Thunderclap page on the link below and choose to share on Twitter or Facebook.

The Thunderclap will then automatically post our message for you at midday on 11th Jan 2016 – it's that simple! 

Join the Sky Academy Arts Scholarships Thunderclap now!

You can sign up from your personal account, or from your organisation – or why not both!

Artists can apply in one of six categories: Dance, Music, Theatre and Comedy, Film Production, Creative Producing and Visual Art.

All the information can be found on our website at 

Sky Academy Arts Scholarships

Sky Academy Arts 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. There are five £30,000 scholarships available, open to UK and Ireland-based artists working in the following fields:

  • Creative producing
  • Performing Arts
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Visual arts
  • Creative writing

Find out more and apply by 26th February 2015 at:

Emerging artists bursaries from Sky

Closing soon! Just one week left for emerging artists and creative producers 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 6th December.

For the third year running Sky, in association with IdeasTap, is giving away five £30,000 bursaries and mentoring support to artists aged 18-30 from the UK and Ireland.

Applications are open to individuals working in the following fields:

  • Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Visual art
  •  Creative producing
  • Creative writing

Find out more and apply at 

30k bursary for emerging artists aged 18-30

The creative practitioners in your network might like to know that Sky Arts and IdeasTap are giving away five bursaries of £30,000 each to emerging artists aged 18-30.


The bursaries are designed to help talented individuals from a range of creative disciplines focus on their creative practice for a whole year. In addition to the funding, winners are paired with creative and business mentors to support their development.


The Futures Fund is open to UK and Irish applicants working in the following fields:

  •       Performing arts ­ theatre-makers including directors, producers, puppeteers
  •       Dance ­ including dancers and choreographers
  •       Music ­ including composers, conductors, musicians and songwriters
  •       Visual art ­ including painters, photographers, animators, digital artists
  •       Creative producing - for people who bring together different artists
  •       Creative writing ­ including playwrights, novelists and poets


The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 6 December. Find out more and apply at