The 2018 Creativity Awards have now closed; the winner will be announced after the civic awards ceremony on Friday 16 March.
If you are an individual or group aged between 13 and 25 years and have a real talent or interest in heritage or the arts, we would like to support you in further developing your skills with our Creativity Award.
Our Creativity Awards are open to every young person from the Epping Forest district, aged between 13 and 25 years.
The awards are designed to support and develop artistic and creative talent in the district. This year one award is available for up to £1000.00. To be considered for the Creativity Award, applicants are required to demonstrate their commitment to their area of interest and explain how the award will help them develop their talent.Applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are actively pursuing their area of interest. This can be through volunteering, education, exhibition, performance or other routes.
The awards are open to individuals and groups (a minimum of 3 people) aged 13 to 25 who are looking for support for their creative activity. This could be a group that is already established (such as art clubs, theatre companies, choirs or orchestras) or one that is formed especially to apply for funding.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 are now closed.
Check back for dates and deadlines for 2019 award.
There are 7 steps that you will need to fill in. These include your details and information on what you are applying for. You may find it easier to look at the questions and type your answers in Microsoft Word (or another application) and then cut and paste them into the form. You will need to provide at least 1 reference; this could be from your teacher, youth worker, tutor or group coordinator and return it to us by the closing date.
Your referee will be contacted and asked to support your application so please make sure you have spoken to them about it. We may call or email you after the deadline for more information and may either request that you meet with an officer or that we visit you or your group at your venue if you have one.
Creativity Awards FAQ
• Be aged between 13 and 25 years on the closing date
• Live / work / volunteer in the Epping Forest district - if you are at college / university return ‘home’ to the Epping Forest district during the holidays
• Demonstrate a high level of interest or skill
• Explain how the award will be spent and what it means to you
• Spend the award on activities that take place within the district or have benefit for the people of the district.You cannot
• Have won a sports or arts award in the last 2 years
The purpose of Creativity Award funding is to support you in progressing your creative talent to the next level. For example it could help you buy specialist equipment or materials, go towards competition / event entry fees and any associated travel and accommodation, enable you to undertake specific research projects or help fund extra tuition. You just have to tell us how it will help.
Yes there are 5 conditions. When you apply you will need to confirm that you have read them.
1. The award may only be used for the purpose stated on your application form.
2. You must start to spend the award by the specified date and have completed the activity in 1 years’ time.
3. Award winners will keep the Museums, Heritage and Culture department of Epping Forest District Council informed of their success and provide at least 1 image and/or statement after the activity or by June if still on-going.
4. Agreed the use of the image(s) or statement for press releases and to appear online.
5. Successful applicants may be requested to demonstrate their skills or exhibit their work at an appropriate local event or civic function during the year.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org you can either send your question or leave your phone number and we will call you back as soon as we can.
Read about our winners
The overall winning group of the Creativity Awards 2016
The overall winner of the Creativity Awards 2016 was an emerging company, Shambles Theatre. As a young company they aim to use theatre to address social issues affecting their generation. They’ve received funding towards their first production ‘Rabbit Heart’, which raises awareness of both cultural acceptance of violence against women and the stigma surrounding men’s mental health. The company of three have written the play to show the strengths of each member of the group. Taylor Danson has a background in contemporary dance and ballet but is also a writer, actor and singer. Allie Munro is a talented actor with a background in choreography and a flair for directing which she has put to use in ‘Rabbit Heart’. And Lynne Jefferies who, whilst her background is in movement and acting, has seized the opportunity to showcase her unique writing style.