Applications open for the British Council’s 2012 Realise Your Dream awards
This year, three lucky winners will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize and a return trip to theUK, where they will be given the chance to meet their creative heroes and to experience all the cultural richness the UK has to offer.
Realise Your Dream is a unique opportunity for people working within the first 10 years of their career, in any creative industry – from theatre to publishing, visual art to music, digital media to industrial design, etc.
Unlike many awards aimed at Australian artistic practitioners, Realise Your Dream allows its winners to choose their own direction once they get to the UK, whether it’s getting behind the scenes at the Edinburgh Festival, hanging about the studio observing a prominent artist at work, attending meetings at major arts organisations. The British Council will draw on its wide network of contacts to help winners realise their ‘dreams’.
British Council Director Nick Marchand says:
“Approaching the 10th anniversary of Realise Your Dream, we want to celebrate the creative careers of the 50 young Australians that have used this prize to create incredible opportunities in the UK, over the last decade. We’re starting the festivities by offering the most significant prize to date, making sure that this year’s winners have the best possible start to their journey!”
Realise Your Dream entries open Monday 23 April 2012.
Realise Your Dream is a British Council initiative, in association with Virgin Atlantic, BBC Knowledge, triple j, NIX Co, Boccalatte and Show Group.
To find out more, applicants should head online.
Entries close Sunday 3 June 2012.