During the Boundless Ideas Space in London we started a search for early career creatives to support through creative mentoring and a cash bursary. We were so inspired by all of the entries to the #ISeeYouLookingAtMe call out on our Instagram channel and the responses to the themes of our upcoming production Flies by Charlie Josephine.
We asked you to respond by sharing a video or imagery that reflected your experiences of growing up in the UK as a 15-25 year old female identifying creative. The entries were amazing and we’re going to start sharing them on our socials over the next week.
First things first though, the winners!
Creative Prize Fund First Prize
The creative prize fund and mentoring first prize award of £1000 bursary and mentoring from the Boundless artistic team goes to Venus @venusassociation who really impressed us with their filmmaking, the power behind the message and the collaboration between Anna, Leila Ariana, Jasmine and Dee. You can watch their entry below and check them out on Instagram. We can’t wait to support them over the next 12 months.
A woman is… by Venus
Being a woman is bold, brilliant, brave, beautiful and bright…
This is what being a woman means to the Venus team
Written and performed by @annabelxgray @leilafbiggs @arianaxeno @jasmine.1616 & Dee
Edited by @arianaxeno
What does being a woman mean to you?
Creative Mentoring & £500 Bursary Recipients
We are also proud to announce the two artists who will receive 6 months of creative mentoring and a £500 bursary to invest in their artistic work. We were so impressed by the entries from Tara Greene and Tolú Fagbayi, who created inspiring, moving and personal works that spoke clearly to the theme of growing up in the UK. Check out their entries over on our Instagram highlights and give them a like.
The Boundless Ideas Space was open from the 24th – 26th June.
The Boundless Ideas Space was made possible thanks to Arts Council England’s Culture Recovery Fund and kicks off Boundless’ ambitions to engage young people in new ways around culture across the country in a series of spaces.