Here’s a terrific initiative to encourage creatives at earlier stages of their career to remain in the creative sector, with a valuable package of support through 2021.
This new fund, worth £660k, will support at least 33 exceptional individuals over 12 months with awards of £20,000 to support them in the work of adapting their approach to making and sharing live work. It is for artists, creatives and producers with no more than ten years’ experience, based anywhere in the UK, whose practice before Covid-19 focused and relied on live performance. This includes those with artistic/creative practices based in music, theatre, opera, circus, dance, live art and performance as well as those who work in the gaps between these disciplines. It has been stated that around half of the funding will go to music creators.
The Live Work Fund brings together Jerwood Arts, Wolfson Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Linbury Trust, four independent funders who share a common aim to substantially support individuals whose work relies on live performance following the impact of Covid-19.
Might you, or someone you know, be interested in applying? If so, please share the news with them as soon as you can, to give them time to reply.
Application is free and the Application Deadline is 5pm, Monday 16 November