A new nationwide search for the UK’s top creative entrepreneurs is being launched today with support from The Old Vic’s Artistic Director Kevin Spacey.
It seems Britain can't get enough of searching for fresh talent. While ITV favourite Britain's Got Talent is gearing up for the final this weekend with Simon Cowell as chief judge, interactive magazine IdeasTap.com which is aimed at young creative types aged from 16-25, is calling for creative ideas from young people, with the most exciting projects to receive special funding. What’s more, they have a very special judge of their own in Kevin Spacey.
Their mission is to seek out and create opportunities for young creative entrepreneurs, to satisfy a demanding market hungry for new ideas and approaches. And it’s clear Spacey is keen to champion the work of young creative types.
The Old Vic is passionate about helping young talented people reach their potential
“The competition is fierce for people starting out in the creative industries and it can be tough for even those with exceptional talent to get their big break,” explains Spacey. “This is why the Ideas Fund is such an exciting and important new initiative. It is particularly powerful as the money goes directly to the young and talented rather than via third party organisations. The team at the Old Vic is passionate about helping young talented people reach their potential and we are proud to be involved with IdeasTap.com. I encourage everyone aged 16-25 with imagination and vision to get involved”.
An ethos based on a young person led approach – by young people and for young people
IdeasTap.com was created by The Peter De Haan Charitable Trust which sets out to encourage new ideas, projects and ways of working between young people and organisations. The charity is targeting young adults and teenagers aged from 16-25. Its ethos is based on a young person led approach – by young people and for young people. Rather than just about young people.
With over £1 million a year committed to the programme, it encourages creative risk taking, supporting young people in developing their ideas and allowing them to pitch their proposals to mainstream and community-based arts organisations.
For more information on how to apply, visit IdeasTap.com