Arts Guild > Arts Guild Talented Young People Awards

Do you have a keen interest in the Arts ?

Are you between the ages of 12 and 24 ?

High on our list of priorities is a commitment to supporting and encouraging the development of young people with a passion, ambition and outstanding talent to pursue a future career in the arts. This award aims to recognize and celebrate achievement as well as making a financial contribution towards the cost of your professional development and training.
If shortlisted for an award, you may be asked to attend and perform at a presentation event, or to provide a sample of your work. If successful we will ask you to keep us regularly updated on your progress. Where possible, or appropriate, we will also offer opportunities for you to perform at Arts Guild or other related events.

What Can You Apply For?
You can apply for funding towards a specific element of your development and training. This might be, for example, towards the cost of buying a new instrument or art materials; private music or dance lessons; competition fees or promoting and exhibiting your work. In exceptional circumstances this may also include course fees or travelling expenses, not linked to a college, university or other professional training institution.

Are You Eligible?
To be considered for the award you must:
• Be aged 12 to 24 years
• Have lived in Stevenage for a substantial part of your life or have received the major part of your secondary school education in Stevenage
• Show excellence now, with an ambition to develop and work professionally in your artistic field

In 2022, we made 6 awards to individuals - and the Arts Guild is delighted that a number of previous award winners have gone on to successful careers in the arts.

All applications should be submitted as shown on the forms below by Friday 12th May 2023

Download an application form for the Arts Guild Award : Microsoft Word
  Acrobat PDF

However if you are interested in a career or further education in the arts, then we encourage you to contact us at any time of year by email, or by contacting the Chairman of Stevenage Arts Guild on 01438 350217.


Arts Guild Award Winner Daniel's US Debut

Young musician, Daniel Garvin, who received one of the 2018 Arts Guild Talented Young People awards  was delighted to be selected, as the only UK musician, to play in the High School Honours Instrumental Performance at the Carnegie Hall.

See photos of Daniel's performance here