Applications for Starcatchers’ Play fund are open and will award 2 artists or collectives up to £4,000 each to explore their practice and develop new works suitable for an early years audience.
The Play Fund is an award for two artists or artist collectives of up to £4,000 each to explore their practice and develop new works suitable for an early years audience and their grown-ups.
The first round saw four artist teams awarded for a range of work including performances, community engagement projects and development time for exploring a new idea.
Artists can use these awards to pay for their own time, materials and associated costs of developing their ideas. We imagine the awards ranging from £2,000-4,000. This fund supports work across all art forms.
The aims of the Play Fund are to:
Support artists with time and space to explore and progress ideas and practice, in making work for babies and young children, from birth to 5 years, and their adults.
Encourage artists to push the boundaries of what an arts experience for babies and young children can be.
How to apply
This opportunity is for artists based in Scotland. We intend to ensure that at least one of these awards is made to an artist who identifies as Black, a Person of Colour, from the African Caribbean Diaspora, Latinx, East Asian Diaspora, South East Asian Diaspora, South Asian Diaspora, West Asian Diaspora (including Middle East), Indigenous people, biracial or as having mixed heritage.
To apply for the first round please send us the following (either by written application or video):
A description of what you would like to do and why
Who would be involved
An idea of what funding you would need
A rough timescale of when things would happen
Any support we can offer in addition to funding (training, mentoring, networking, access to resources)
Please email applications to email@example.com.
The deadline is 5pm on Tuesday 30th November.
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Location: All Scotland
For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org(email@example.com), or visit https://starcatchers.org.uk/jobs/applications-now-open-for-round-2-of-starcatchers-play-fund/
The deadline is Tuesday 30 November 2021 at 17:00.