A £10,000 fund to support local musicians and dance artists to create work in the digital world.
Through microgrants of up to £750 the Go DigiTL scheme strengthens artistic relationships between Trinity Laban and the wider community.
Go DigiTL Microgrants
The economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic has cut many of the typical income streams for the performing arts industry and has focussed artists onto building new and imaginative platforms to present their work.
By offering crucial financial support and mentoring Go DigiTL supports independent artists living in Lewisham and Greenwich to realise their ideas, adapt to the challenges and contribute to the fast-changing digital landscape.
The microgrants scheme, launched in June 2020, nurtures creative innovation, strengthens artistic relationships between Trinity Laban and the local community, and promotes a conversation around post-pandemic artistic practice.
Successful applicants can use the grant to invest in new equipment, professional support services or promotional materials, and will receive practical support to showcase their work online.
How to apply
Applications for 2020 are now closed. Awardee information will be publicly announced soon.
The awards are made according to the following criteria:
- Demonstrates viability and sustainability for a digital initiative;
- Demonstrates social and economic benefit.
- Promotes equality and human rights;
- Applicants must be resident in Lewisham or Greenwich and eligible for work in the UK.
- Purchase a vital piece of equipment that can make all the difference;
- Start-up costs for digital platforms;
- Equipment such as a microphone, webcam, laptop, audio interface and software;
- Equipment to make your work more accessible;
- Initiatives that support the making of music and dance in Lewisham and Greenwich;
- Professional fees (third party) such as mentoring, technical support.
The microgrant selection panel consists of Trinity Laban dance and music staff.