Entrepreneurship competitions open to students and recent graduates

2021 Santander Universities Emerging Entrepreneur Award:

Goldsmiths has been asked to select & put forward one student or recent graduate business to the Santander Universities Emerging Entrepreneur Awards 2021, from the applications we receive.

The winning business (from all the candidates put forward by UK universities) will receive £50,000 equity free seed funding and £25,000 worth of additional business development support (e.g consultancy, mentoring, marketing, legal, etc.)

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Crafts Council Crafting Business programme for makers

Crafts Council are launching a programme for makers: Crafting Business. This is open to emerging makers (between 1 & 4 years in business) based in England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.  Please can you help spread the word.  Deadline for applications is 31 March 2021

Crafting Business is part of a Creative European funded project to provide business training skills to makers across Europe. Eight countries (including the UK) will be delivering their own respective training programmes in 2021 supporting up to 200 makers.

Find out more from the Crafts Council website

Artistic Collaboration Opportunity for Students at Ken Griffiths Bureau

The Ken Griffiths Bureau, a young and vibrant foundation supporting emerging creatives, is launching a new exciting project based on the iconic photograph of Princess Margaret; 20 artists are reinterpreting the shot taken by Griffiths in 1985, these 20 new pieces will be part of a printed publication that will also include information about the artists and other pieces of writing.

We are looking for a student/graduate to design the book and offer an innovative, fresh, and contemporary take on the publication. Someone who can challenge the whole idea of what a book can be. In addition to obtaining the commission, we will award the selected designer with a cash prize of 300£, upon completion of the work. On top of that, they will receive a percentage of the book sales and software costs will be covered.

Please note that the project is not intended as a celebration of the monarchy nor a deliberate act of critique towards it. Rather, we aim to encourage fresh perspectives and dialogue over themes that are now more than ever important for us as a society. We are excited to find a talented designer to join us in this ambitious project!”

Creative commissions at Lewisham Music

Music charity Lewisham Music is inviting applications for two creative briefs:

  • An opportunity for an artist (or artist collective) to design and deliver a permanent public artwork that will occupy a prominent position at the heart of the Grade II listed building ‘The Fellowship & Star’.

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  • They are also looking for a dynamic, community-focused individual filmmaker or media organisation to film, produce and edit a series of films to support the online launch event of our new premises.

Read more information about this commission

Both opportunities are open for applications until Friday, 26 February.