Deadline: 30th January 2015, 5pm. It’s that time again, when I recommend that all UK-based writers (and artists/photographers/filmmakers/etc.) join the Ideas Tap online arts community. It’s free to join, and gives you access to all sorts of funding and competition opportunities. Keep an eye on the age limits though – some are only for specific age ranges. The latest ‘Editor’s Brief’ (quarterly, free-to-enter competitions for entries across various media) is on the theme of ‘Family. More information here: http://www.ideastap.com/Opportunities/Brief/Editors-brief-family-041214#Overview
If you can overlook the fact this is Sky (sorry – getting political now!), then this could be a fantastic opportunity to gain £30,000(!), plus mentoring as a poet/creative writer. There are 5 of these bursaries on offer, across various disciplines (please see the link below). I love the Ideas Tap arts website, and encourage everyone to join – it is free, and gives you access to opportunities and networking. The following is copied from the website: ‘To apply, you must be an IdeasTap member aged 18-30 on the closing date (26 Feb 2015) and either be a citizen of the UK or ROI or have been resident in the UK or ROI for the last five years. Either way, you must currently be living in the UK or Ireland and be able to remain living in the UK or ROI for the duration of the scholarship to be eligible to apply.’
The deadline is 26 February 2015, but they encourage earlier submission.