Sky Academy Arts Scholarships, run in partnership with Hiive, provide financial support and mentoring for five talented young artists aged 18-30 from across the UK and Ireland. The aim of the scholarships is to give young people the time, space and money they need to develop their creative practice and unlock their potential.
Each artist will receive £30,000/€40,000 towards the development of an artistic project and the cost of living for one year, along with mentoring from senior Sky staff and professionals from the arts industry. Four scholarships will be awarded to artists from the UK and one scholarship will be awarded to an artist living in Ireland.
Artists are invited to apply with a project idea under one of the following categories: Visual Art, Theatre and Comedy, Music, Dance, Film and Creative Producing. You can apply with either a written or filmed application providing answers to all questions are included in the submission.
The criteria for the Film Production category is as follows:
- Open to film producers only
- Project ideas must be for short films, with a maximum length of 15 minutes
- Applications must clearly demonstrate a strong narrative
Since 2011, Sky Academy Arts Scholarships have supported brilliant young artists from a range of artistic disciplines, from jazz drummers to dancers, to shadow puppeteers, allowing them to develop new artistic projects including solo visual art exhibitions and an award winning play at the Edinburgh Fringe, to the creation of a new music charity that puts on classical music concerts in unexpected places and a theatre company that tells stories without boundaries.