£100,000-worth of IdeasTap competitions on Hiive

32 days ago, we mentioned that we were in discussions with IdeasTap to help provide a legacy for their amazing work. Since then you've waited patiently while we worked with IdeasTap on the details – thanks for that.

Now, at last, it's official. We've partnered with IdeasTap and here's what that partnership will look like: throughout the year, they will be rolling out over £100,000-worth of competitions on Hiive. And it all starts today!

IdeasTap competitions now open

The IdeasTap Innovators Fund

£500 to get your pioneering project off the ground. No matter your creative idea or industry, this is for you. There are ten awards available so dust off those brilliant, innovative thinking caps. There'll also be a second round of Innovators in November.

IdeasTap Presents...The Columnist

Write all the way to the bank with this chance to win £100 per blog. The winner's 500-word opinions will feature weekly on Hiive for six months, with the runner-up receiving four guaranteed commissions at the same rate. We'll then be on the lookout for another new IdeasTap Columnist in January 2016.

IdeasTap competitions coming over the next year

IdeasTap Presents… The Old Vic 12 – starting August 2015

This is an unprecedented opportunity from The Old Vic for theatre directors, playwrights, producers, designers, composers and choreographers. It’s a yearlong programme that will see the 12 winners work on Matthew Warchus’ dynamic first season as Artistic Director of The Old Vic, collaborating with each other and a host of stellar associate artists through a series of masterclasses. The year will culminate in a showcase of their output on The Old Vic stage in front of an audience of industry professionals and the public.

IdeasTap Presents… National Student Drama Festival Workshops on Tour – starting August 2015

NSDF will run a series of five one day acting workshops at hubs around the UK using industry experts covering areas including physical theatre, audition technique, devising and Shakespeare. These sessions will be open to actors aged 18 and over who are resident in the UK, but will be specifically aimed at those who haven’t gone through formal training.

The IdeasTap and Magnum Photographer Fund – starting September 2015

This prestigious new competition will see four photographers winning £2,500 each to complete an existing project, with applications judged by a panel of Magnum photographers and other leading industry professionals. The resulting work will then be showcased at an event in the Magnum print room. This one’s open to photographers around the world aged 18 and over.

IdeasTap will be missed

It speaks volumes about their ethos that, as their swansong, IdeasTap will offer these amazing opportunities. And we're so proud to share that ethos and help to continue it.

Our Editor, Ciarán Burke, says it best:

"Working with IdeasTap is an incredible opportunity for us – albeit one tinged with sadness as it's come about as they wind down. These guys are the industry leaders, the go-to guys when it comes to helping people in the cultural sector get the best start in their careers, and are an organisation we've been inspired and influenced by hugely whilst working on Hiive."

Check out the competitions

Hint: you need to be registered and logged in to Hiive to apply for any IdeasTap-funded competitions.

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David Durbin

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