Sky Academy, a scholarship programme which offers funding for emerging artists, has hired Aduro Communications to help drive awareness of and entries to its 2016 programme, which offers £150,000 of funding for creative projects.
The Sky Academy Arts Scholarships is open to emerging artists aged between 18 and 30 in the UK and Ireland and aims to give five talented artists support to develop their creative practice and take their career to the next level.
The Sky Academy Arts Scholarships will be delivered in partnership with Hiive.co.uk, a professional network for the creative industries, which was launched with a campaign by Aduro last year.
Sky Academy head Judy Hill said: “Since 2011, Sky Academy is proud to have supported 20 young artists who have produced some truly innovative and inspiring projects. As well as the financial support of £30,000, each of our Arts Scholarship recipients receives one-on-one mentoring from Sky and the arts industry, helping to build their confidence and take their careers to the next level.”
Natalie Luke, founder and MD of Aduro, added: “Sky Adacemy Arts Scholarships offer incredible support to the UK & Ireland’s creative industries, so we’re delighted to be working closely with them to drive entries. We’ll be drawing upon our previous work with Hiive to spread the word through mainstream press, industry relevant press and alumni networks.”