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The Edinburgh Fund from IdeasTap

IdeasTap launch their Edinburgh Fund, an award to youth theatre companies, to bring their work to the Edinburgh Fringe for 2011.

The GBP 30,000 fund is available to members of promising theatre companies aged between 16 and 25, hoping to attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2011. As performing at the Fringe, an established platform for launching new talent, can be a huge financial risk, IdeasTap are offering young performers the chance to showcase their talent without this risk.

This is the second year of the annual Ideas Fund. Hoping to recreate the success of last year's awards, IdeasTap are currently offering two awards of GBP 10,000 to the theatre companies that they feel show the most promise. The remaining GBP 10,000 will be used for delegate support at the festival, and for smaller grants that will be awarded in spring 2011.

The Ideas Fund not only offers monetary support, but also includes a mentoring scheme for all winners. This process pairs the industry professionals with emerging creatives, allowing them to create high value productions, as well making those much-needed industry contacts.

The IdeasTap Edinburgh is now open to submissions, and will close on 29 November 2010.

For details and to apply, please visit www.ideastap.com