The John Brabourne Awards open for applications (£5,000)

If you’re an individual working in the world of film and TV and you need financial assistance to develop your career, the John Brabourne Awards may be able to help you

The John Brabourne Awards scheme is a talent development programme which provides awards of up to £5,000 to individuals working behind the scenes in film and TV. The award is now in its tenth year and its organisers explain that

‘…the intention of the programme is to support individuals who are talented and driven, but who have faced obstacles (be it personal or professional) in developing their careers. In addition to financial support, we offer help with development and industry networking.’

The John Brabourne Awards have previously given financial assistance with:

  • Production and development finance
  • Post production and festival distribution
  • Living and travel expenses
  • Childcare
  • Tuition fees
  • Short training programmes
  • Secondments

The organisers stress that is not a definitive list and they welcome enquiries to discuss particular proposals prior to application.

What to submit: You must read the guidelines before applying and adhere to the instructions of how to submit. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. The main elements of the JBA application are listed below, for information:

  • The reasons why you are applying for funding
  • Your employment history
  • Your personal financial details
  • A budget of how you will spend the money if successful
  • Details of any financial shortfall and how you would intend to meet it
  • Your commitment and passion for your chosen field
  • Two industry referees
  • A portfolio of previous work or key industry achievements

How to apply:  Applications can be made via an online portal.

Deadline: 31 January 2017 at midnight

Source:  BBC Writersroom

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