IdeasTap has been a provider of arts funding for young (and not so young) artists for seven years now. I was a lucky recipient myself of a top-up funding award for Penning Perfumes a few years ago.

It's sad to see this resource, which is a social network as well as a creative powerhouse, close. Times are bleak indeed for young creatives - I hope the publicity this closure is attracting will help them find an alternative solution.