Sky Arts is to invest £300,000 in the culture sector with the appointment of five new Sky Arts Ambassadors: Booker prize-winner Bernardine Evaristo, dance artist and choreographer Akram Khan, sculptor Anish Kapoor, conductor Charles Hazlewood and Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford East, Nadia Fall.
Their challenge? Find, inspire and support the next generation of talent at a time when opportunities are scarce. Each ambassador will be given £30,000 per year for two years to create their own bursary scheme to nurture up and coming writers, dancers, artists, musicians and theatre-makers across the country.
The new Sky Arts Ambassador programme is part of our commitment to support artists and make the arts more accessible for everyone.
Find the full announcement as well as links to the bursary schemes here.