London, United Kingdom
IdeasTap is an arts charity for young, creative people at the start of their careers.
Whether it’s funding, jobs, career development, advice or creative collaborators you need, we can help – whatever your discipline. We work with major arts organisations to bring our members incredible, exclusive opportunities – from commissions to competitions, funding to training.
Since we first launched IdeasTap from a small riverside office in Bermondsey, south London, a lot has changed. From those exciting early days we've since awarded hundreds of thousands of pounds in funding directly to our members. We've provided either an opportunity, funding or professional mentoring to more than 40,000 young people. And we've packed our members off on creative assignments around the UK and the world - including trips to New York, Shanghai, Dubai, Tokyo, Siberia and Dhaka.
Meanwhile we've been growing. In January 2014 our 135,000th member signed up. We've moved to bigger offices, with IdeasTap, National Student Drama Festival and an army of IdeasTap members – as part of our Creative Space programme – all under one roof. We're lucky enough to be partnered with more fantastic arts organisations than ever – and we're always looking to build new relationships that will bring our members fresh opportunities.
LensCulture is pleased to present the work of all nine finalists, including five photographs from each of the three top winners.
A juried showcase of promising work by 30 young documentary photographers shooting around the world.