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Opportunity Round up

We're here to connect you to our top picks of creative opportunities on a weekly basis that could, in one application, be yours!




Voltage Revolution x Do it Now Now


Voltage Revolution is a programme dedicated to empowering emerging Black creatives across the UK's Creative Industries. They have teamed up with Do it Now Now HQ to provide 60 London or Glasgow-based young Black creatives with grant funding between £100 to £250 and bespoke support valued at over £2500 per person. Applying for their creator fund will give you the chance to receive funding, connect with an uplifting community and gain insight on how to develop your creative brand.



Visit the programme website for full eligibility criteria and the link to apply.


Applications close 3rd March 2024.




British Council International Collaboration Grants


The second round of International Collaboration Grants funded by the British Council Arts are looking to support UK and International organisations to collaborate across artistic projects. If you've got an idea for a cultural collaboration or partnership that traverses borders then this opportunity could be for you.



Visit the grant website for more information on how to apply, including videos to walk you through the application process.


Applications close 30th April 2024.






Babes On Waves - Business Therapy

Babes on Waves (BOW) is a collective, private membership and creative studio that creates spaces for women of colour through casting, events and social impact partnerships. Their mentorship programme 'Business Therapy' is open to BOW members on a monthly basis aiming to connect entrepreneurs to leading women within the industry.


This February members will have the chance to hear from Founder and Creative Strategist, Chelsea Mtada and Fractional Chief Operating Officer, Neda Sahebelm.



Apply on their website to join their members area to gain access to this opportunity and loads more.




London Arts and Health


London Arts and Health are looking for 500-1000 word essays that offer unique perspectives on creative health. These could range from health systems to AI, and even lived experience. This will contribute towards their work in understanding how the arts can help build a healthy society. They will be offering a fee of £100 for each article that is commissioned.



Submitting your article is super simple through emailing info@londonartsandhealth.org.uk. You can also check out this post here for more information.








GUAP X Adidas - Original Creators Network



Launched in 2022, GUAP Magazine and Adidas London are back with another year of their Original Creators Network. This 5-month programme aims to elevate beginner-level talent offering them with practical tools and the opportunity to showcase their work.


If you want to know more about what to expect from being on the programme, read this article covering last year's end of programme exhibition.


Applications are now live via this link and will close on 23rd February 2024.






Tag Agency - Artist Call Out



Are you an East London based artist that is able to create a large scale community mural within or around Hackney borough? Tag Agency are looking for you!



This paid opportunity will give you the chance to contribute artistically towards your local borough, as well as taking part in community workshops.


All you have to do is fill out this form to submit your interest. More information can also be found here.







The Elephant Room



In celebration of International Women's Day, The Elephant Room is back for the 5th year of their 'One Month Mentors programme. 10 women and non-binary individuals will be selected to receive mentorship from leaders within the creative industry.


Applications for this are now closed.













Are you thinking to apply?


As you begin putting your application together for the various opportunities, our advice to our people's is:


- Make sure your platform links are all working and showcase your best work


- Do research on the organisation and feed it into your ‘Why’ answer


- Keep your answers concise, yet thoughtful, no waffling


- Be clear on what you hope to gain/develop


- Proof-read, then read the opportunity description, then proof read again and make sure you’re actually responding to the application questions



All the best!

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