Sky Arts is offering five young artists £30,000 each to fund their work for a year as part of the Sky Arts Ingnition: Futures Fund.
The fund is designed to help bridge the gap between formal education and becoming a working artist.
The next round will open in early 2012 from which three further winners will be chosen. Applications will close at 5pm on Monday 19 September 2011.
The fund is open to individual artists, aged between 18-30 working in the visual arts, theatre, performance art, film, music, dance or literature.
The fund will also pair each young artist with a mentor from Sky to help develop networks, skills and knowledge of the arts and commercial sector.
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