Scottish Ballet is seeking a global majority person to participate in our first-ever Paid Mentorship in Dance Photography.

We are specifically seeking someone from a global majority background as we recognise the barriers faced by people with lived experience of racism to access the photography industry. This is especially prevalent in the live performance photography community, where work is often acquired simply through knowing the ‘right person’ or having a foot in the door.

Scottish Ballet also recognises the influence we have as a national performing company, and we are creating this opportunity in the hope of facilitating better representation in the industry.

Deadline: 5pm, Tuesday 5 March 2024

This programme supports young Black creators (aged 18-24) to access the funding, training, tools and resources necessary to take their creative business to the next level. It takes more than skills to succeed, so we’re providing a grant between £100 - £250 to 60 individuals with a passion for art, short stories, poetry, photography, music, short films and much more.

Do it Now Now is collaborating with Comic Relief to allow 60 young Black creatives to experience a holistic training programme, complete with funding to support your entrepreneurial endeavours. We’re working with influencers, content creators, creatives, and finance and entrepreneurship experts to create a bespoke programme of support for a group of high-potential, young Black creatives that we expect to take the creative sector by storm in the next few years.

Voltage Revolution’s ‘Creator Fund’ will provide 60 London or Glasgow-based young Black creatives with grant funding between £100 to £250 and bespoke support valued at over £2,500 per person. We will help each of you build financial resilience and operational readiness, increase your chances of building a successful creative business and create a sustainable future for yourself.

We have three fully-funded (free to you) opportunities you can currently apply for before 3 March 2024:

The first UK Project to promote equity for Black Dancers in Ballroom and Latin American Dance.

Black in the Ballroom aims to inspire young people of Black origin to take up Ballroom dancing as a hobby, as a competitive activity and/or as a career, by providing them an entry into the scene, an understanding of the basic and technical fundamentals of each dance style and an opportunity to perform and compete.

Please DM on Instagram @blackintheballroom to join their free dance classes in South East London.

The award has been named after the great Victorian Philanthropist, George Peabody. LSMT has established this Grant for those who are unable to afford to attend our training and who are currently underrepresented in the Industry.

The funding is designated for those of African or Caribbean heritage, South, East and South East Asian heritage, Middle-Eastern heritage or those who identify as bi-racial or multi-racial. There are several Grants of up to £5000 available.

A package of financial and industry support to welcome talented UK undergraduates from Black, Asian, Gypsy, Traveller and ethnically diverse backgrounds to our creative community. This support comprises a bursary of £1,200 per year for three years of the programme, plus targeted mentoring.

The creative industries have stories at their core. We're passionate about supporting ethnically diverse stories to be given a chance to thrive at York. This scholarship was set up to encourage people from a range of cultural backgrounds who wouldn't normally think of York as a place for them.

The awards are designed to ease the financial burden of study. The funds can be used in any way that will assist you practically on the course – including travel, accommodation and living expenses.

The awards also provide mentoring support to help increase opportunities, preparing you for a successful career in the creative industries. Your mentor will meet you regularly, help shape your development and offer advice throughout your degree. We'll also have ‘Future Voices Scholarship’ events where recipients can meet and network with each other.

The Black Artists Grant (BAG) offered by Creative Debuts as a no-strings attached financial support to help black artists. They can spend the grant on whatever they want – be that make new work, buy equipment or materials, travel, research, visit exhibitions or conferences, or to even just cover some life expenses.

This grant has been set up because black artists are systematically under-supported by the art world; by institutions, curators, the artist-led scene, major and minor funding bodies, the market, art schools, and by audiences too.

Creative Debuts recognises that a full institutional overhaul and dismantling of racist structures is required to transform the industry permanently, but they hope in a small way that this grant will help enable recipients to continue their artistic practice when the odds are so stacked against them.

The GLOBAL7 Acting Short Course Programme, Voices of The Global Majority 2023, is funded by ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND.

Representation matters and our goal is to diversify the pipeline of talent. To amplify the voices of underrepresented groups through creativity, and create access to equality of opportunity in acting which is one of the most challenging industries to enjoy a successful career.

GLOBAL7 Acting Short Course Programme: Voices Of The Global Majority, is reaching out to underrepresented communities wanting to get into acting and are unable to through the more traditional Drama School / Degree routes. This short Acting course is more accessible, breaking down socio-economic barriers with the focus on the inclusion and diversity of Black, Asian, young people, single parents and low income households.

At the end of the programme participants will participate in a public performance talent showcase as part of ‘Voices Of The Global Majority - Where talent meets opportunity’ at Soho Theatre Studio, to family, friends and industry professionals.

There will be acting surgeries during and post programme to nurture talent and give the participants the necessary tools to start a career in acting.

Utopia Theatre is establishing an African Theatre Youth Academy to run regular performing arts classes and workshops to compliment the skills of young people 9-19 years with African oral storytelling and performance techniques to include acting, music, dance, learning a musical instrument, public speaking and film making etc.

What to expect: Workshops, Masterclasses, and Mentoring in a relaxed environment. A chance to participate in a performance (on stage or as part of the crew) every year
Workshops run on Thursdays.

Juniors: (9-13 years) 6-7 pm
Seniors: (14-19 years) 7-8 pm
In the final week of each month, there will be an opportunity to work with an industry expert in specific theatre skills.

Travel expenses will be covered for those who need them.

We aim to deliver a mentoring programme to a select number of participants to allow for deeper conversation, support and unique opportunities.

Mentoring programme aims:
- Improve access, education and progression opportunities for the next generation of black theatre talent.
- Provide young people with insight into theatre and the breadth of career opportunities available within the industry.
- Age specific guidance in three groups: 12-15 years, 16-18 years and 19-21 years, with mentors to provide ongoing support for young people to navigate their education and/or career.

Content explored:
- Black British Theatre history
- Contemporary jazz workshop
- Acting through song masterclass
- Lighting & sound workshop
- Costume & set design workshop
- Industry panel Q&A

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